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Natural aapa-mires, disturbed by draining and peat extraction south of Rovaniemi

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Natural aapa-mires, disturbed by draining and peat extraction south of Rovaniemi (Lapland, Finland). Natural aapa-mires are shown in turquoise, and purplish and blackish magenta. These mires are characterized by naturally irregular internal structures. Peat extraction sites are indicated by crimson and red areas with clearly visible grids of drainage channels. A completely drained aapa-mire displays as a pink area below the largest natural mire in the central part of the image. In this image, most of the natural mires belong to Runkaus Strict Nature Reserve and its adjacent protected areas.

Creation date:
16.09.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World

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