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The land-rise (post-glacial rebound) coast of the Bothnian Bay northeast from the city of Raahe, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland

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The land-rise (post-glacial rebound) coast of the Bothnian Bay (Perämeri), northeast from the city of Raahe, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The ancient shoreline walls are visible here and there in the image as sets of parallel curves. They are often associated with mires of various types (light grey, grayish green, grayish magenta, and deep magenta spots), formed because the water flow is prevented by the walls. The landscape in general is rather developed: the white, yellowish green, light green, pink, and light magenta polygons with straight boundaries are mainly croplands concentrated along the river and close to the coast. The purple spot in the lower left corner is the downtown of city of Raahe (constructed area). Fairly rare natural coastal landscapes visible in the image, are sandy coastal meadows with dunes (a magenta-crimson-red spot in the northernmost cape of the peninsula in the upper left (northwestern) corner of the image) and marshes with reed (a magenta-purple-violet spot in the upper right (north-eastern) corner of the image). The dark blue buffer around the whole coast indicates shallow waters.

Creation date:
16.09.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World