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tlr online
18-10-05, 00:15
The vibrant greens in this image depict the old-growth forests within the Cascade mountains of Oregon. This region is home to numerous endemics, or species only found locally. The most famous of these is perhaps Northern spotted owls, which inhabit parts of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Spotted owls require old-growth forests as habitat and are sensitive to change. Another threatened species, marbeled murrelets, also requires old-growth; other threatened or endangered species in the region include gray wolves, bald eagles, grizzlies, peregrine falcons, a salmon species, and MacDonald's rock cress (an endangered plant). Some of these more visible species might be indicators of forest health, suggesting that when they are absent, other, less visible species are being lost as well.

Also within this image is the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is a part of the National Science Foundationís Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. This organization has been monitoring the forest since the 1970ís, providing key insights into how natural and human-induced changes to the forest impact its health. Scientists use images such as this one to monitor the amount and quality of forest in this region.


Satellite: Terra

Date Acquired: 09/28/2005

Resolutions: 1km (184.1 KB)
500m (651.6 KB)
250m (1.6 MB)

Bands Used: 1, 4, 3

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz
MODIS Land Rapid Response Team,

18-10-05, 00:44
What are the red dots TLR? Fires?

tlr online
18-10-05, 00:49
Morning Drewy.

Wrong pic I think. :rolleyes:

Lemme fix this. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tlr online
18-10-05, 00:50
Nope. This is the right pic. These must be markers for the habitats. Bigger pic here:


18-10-05, 01:34
That is one huge pic. Interesting view of the world.