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A complex aapa-mire system with islands of forests, and oligotrophic bogs close to the Finnish-Swedish national border

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A complex aapa-mire system (magenta, purple, and dark violet areas in the north central part of the image) with islands of forests (green), and oligotrophic bogs (grayish green and turquoise) southeast from village of Saaripudas, northern Finland, close to the Finnish-Swedish national border. A big part of the mire system is under protection in the mire-protection area of Teuravuoma. Part of the mire has been destroyed by peat extraction Ц the rectangular crimson, red, and dark red polygons on the western edge of the system.

Creation date:
16.09.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World