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Peat landforms along the Albany River, northern Ontario. An ecological study of peat landforms in Canada and AlaskaDuring the summer of 1985 a field investigation was started in the Hudson Bay lowland region of northern Ontario, which represents the largest expanse of peatland in North America and is an important sink in the global carbon cycle. A key area in the lowlands is situated along the Albany River near the confluence of the Chepay River. Here the striking vegetation-landforms are transitional between those found on the bed of Glacial Lake Agassiz in northern Minnesota and southern Manitoba and the more northern peatlands in the Hudson Bay lowland region. In peatland studies elsewhere the landform patterns have been used not only to classify different peatland types but also as an indicator of potential developmetnal trends. The study area is generally defined by that covered by the TM scene E-40062-15532 taken on Sept. 16, 1982. The purpose of the field work is to acquire sufficent information to interpret the TM imagery and test various hypotheses on peatland development on the gasis of the pattern transitions.
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Contractor Report (CR)
Glaser, P. H.
(Minnesota Univ. Minneapolis, MN, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:176429
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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