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Human-transformed mire system in northern Sweden

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A human-transformed mire system southwards from the town of Storuman, Västerbotten, northern Sweden. The river running to the north from the central part of the image divides the wetland system to the transformed western part (bright pink-magenta-crimson-red spots indicating the peat-extraction areas) and the relatively intact eastern part Ц a complex mosaic of aapa-mires(magenta, crimson, and dark violet), oligotrophic bogs (white, light grey, turquoise), and forest islands (dark and olive green). The forests around seem to be mainly manipulated and are seen as a mosaic of various kinds of bright-green polygons with straight boundaries, mixed with clear-cuts (light magenta rectangles). Some dark green forest areas may be closer to the natural state.

Creation date:
02.08.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Environmental risks

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World