Space View - November 11, 2005

 

Satellite image: Temagami ice freeze-up from space, Nov 11, 2005

Posted November 13, 2005                                                                       Photo: NASA/NOAA

First snow reveals clearcuts and changing forest

Snow can be seen on the ground north of lakes Wanapitei and Temagami, and east and west of Lake Temiskaming. The translucent white in the upper left is cloud cover.

The snow shows clearly on the farmlands in the upper right around Lake Temiskaming. But most of the other snow-covered patches are clearcuts, at least the size of small lakes. They can even be seen through the cloud cover at the top left. The white-green and light-green forests are smaller clearcuts or older cutovers.

The massive clearcut located just above the Lady Evelyn Lake arrow annually crawling westward toward Maple Mountain is now larger than the northern basin of Lady Evelyn Lake.

South of the snow line, the brown areas amongst the green (with the exception of the 1977 fire area on the west shore of Lake Temagami) reveal hardwood forest (now leafless and brown) taking over from coniferous forest (green) as a result of logging.

  RELATED PHOTO: Clearcuts in Spring 2003

 

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