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Old-growth pine forests shaped by fire dynamics, Mezen Peninsula

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Pine forests in the river valley in Mezen Peninsula, Arkhangelsk Region, Russia. Large magenta and purple areas at the center of this image represent dry (mainly lichen-dominated) pine forests in the river valley, possibly affected by fires regularly. The valley is surrounded by mixed deciduous and spruce forests (different shades of green) with wetlands (grayish green, turquoise, blue, pink, and magenta) on a karst plateau. The rectangular structure of small river valleys and bogs is characteristic for karst landscapes.

Creation date:
21.06.2013

Region:
Northern European Russia

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World