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Two large relatively intact open aapa-mire systems in Kainuu Province, central Finland

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Two large relatively intact open aapa-mire systems north from the Oulujärvi Lake, Vaala, Kainuu, central Finland. They are visible in the image as two largest spots of white, light grey, light blue, pink, magenta and violet structures among green forest tracts. The linear pink, magenta and violet color structures indicate the water flow directions with very wet minerotrophic string-flark structured fens along them. In the mire system in the center of the image it is visible that the water with minerals flows into a central irregularly shaped wetland structure with a number of open water pools that actually is a partly overgrown lake.

The bright crimson-red spot on the eastern edge of the central mire is a drained peat-extraction area over a destroyed part of the mire.

Creation date:
04.10.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World