Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp 901–908 | Cite as

Windthrows in forests of Kostroma oblast and neighboring lands in 1984–2011

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Abstract

A retrospective analysis of windthrows in southern taiga forests (Kostroma oblast and neighboring lands) is performed. The main traits of massive windthrows are calculated. The dominant spatial forms of windthrows are identified. The average annual rates of the forest-cover damage from clearcuts, forest fires, and windblows are compared. The topographical effect on the spatial distribution of fragments of massive windthrows is analyzed.

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massive windthrow spatial structure of disturbance forest cover topography remote sensing data (RSD) satellite imagery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Forest Ecosystem SustainabilityNekrasov Kostroma State UniversityKostromaRussia

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