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Beginner's Guide to Forests, Mountains and Burned Areas on
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Forests typically appear as a lush green.

Mountains are easy to identify because of their irregular topography and shaded relief. Shown below are portions of the rugged Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado on the left and the folded Appalachian Mountain Range on the right.

Forest Fire Areas are areas that have been burned by recent forest fires and not yet revegetated are generally shown in shades of bright red.

Satellite image of Medicine Bow national forest
Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, U.S.A.

Satellite image of North Carolina forest
Forested area in western North Carolina / northern Georgia, U.S.A.

Satellite image of deforestation in Brazil
The pink "fish bone" pattern shows deforestation of the Amazon in Rondonia, Brazil.

Satellite image of land in Colorado burned by a forest fire
Forest fire area in southwestern Colorado, U.S.A.

Satellite image of South Dakota Forest destroyed by fire
Forest fire area in South Dakota, U.S.A.

Satellite image of San Juan Mountains
San Juan Mountains in Colorado, U.S.A.

Satellite image of the Appalachian Mountains
The folded Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Satellite image of Caucasus Mountains
Caucasus Mountains, along the border of Russia and Georgia.

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