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this is what is burning in Russia

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Sphagnum moss builds up in bogs for years, centuries, forming layers of peat underground. Peat burns slowly and with a log of smoke. Peat fires are very hard to put out because the fire travels underground. Hoping for big rain in Russia.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol329/issue5990/images/data/406/DC1/1190179s2.mov

Euphro says:

Yes, I've seen the same in the Falkland Islands. They can smoulder for years. *prays for rain*

8th Aug 2010, 13:46

Dania says:

Nice shots.

*sigh* I'm hoping for rain too... :-/

8th Aug 2010, 19:02

bfish says:

beautiful, when not burning.

Forecasts say: "no big rains until late august". Asia got our share of rain. Bad for all.

9th Aug 2010, 18:30

swamprose says:

I'm sorry, it rained here today. We needed it so bad, but it was YOUR rain we had.

9th Aug 2010, 22:45

Caine says:

Oh those can be bad. Hoping for rain.

9th Aug 2010, 23:08

bfish says:

OUR rain! I will tell Putin.

10th Aug 2010, 05:28

swamprose says:

Putin works! I hear there was rain in Moscow and the sky was blue...or is this propaganda?

11th Aug 2010, 02:01

bfish says:

All true. Thank you.

11th Aug 2010, 05:27

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