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Old-growth forest and mire area close to the mountains northwest of the town of Vilhelmina, northern Sweden

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Old-growth forest and mire area close to the mountains, northwest of the town of Vilhelmina (Västerbotten, Sweden). The old-growth coniferous forests (dark green) in the lower central part of the image form a complex landscape with peat bogs (grayish green to green and bright red areas within the forests), small lakes (black), and mountain birch forests (yellowish green areas in the middle of the forests). In the north, west, and east the old-growth forests gradually change into other natural highland ecosystems, including mountain birth forests (yellow-green) and alpine (oroarctic) tundras (bright magenta). However, clearcuts (bright green and yellowish green areas with straight and rectangular boundaries) penetrate these forests from the south.

Creation date:
09.08.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World

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