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Mires of Finland : regional and local controls of vegetation, landforms, and long-term dynamics

Finland - Nature, Society, and Regions. Special issue, with CD-ROM

Auteurs :
SEPPÄ, H.
RAENTO, P.

Description :
The A. examines the geographical patterns of the Finnish mires and the role of regional and local factors that lead to their spatial differentiation. Finland can be divided into 3 roughly latitudinal mire zones (from south to north) : the raised bog zone, the aapa mire zone, and the palsa mire zone. Research on Finnish peat deposits has also shown that not all peat-stratigraphical changes are caused by past climate variations. They can also be due to the natural growth dynamics of the mires, such as the long-tern development towards drier conditions on the surface of the raised bogs, and the local changes in water table resulting from growth of hummocks and hollows.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Fennia (Helsinki. 1889), issn : 0015-0010, 2002, vol. 180, n°. 1-2, p. 43-60, nombre de pages : 18, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 78 ref.

Date :
2002

Editeur :
Pays édition : Finlande, Helsinki, Societas Geographica Fenniae

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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