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Environmental Aspects of the African Great Lakes Region

Landsat Images of Lac Kivu

Vigorously growing vegetation appears red. Protected vegetation in parks and reserves appears darker red with distinct boundaries. A volcanic plume is visible in the 1975 image. Increased population caused by natural growth and refugees appears as blue-gray patches in the 1995 image.

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March 12, 1975 Landsat MSS Image of Lac Kivu March 12, 1995 Landsat MSS Image of Lac Kivu

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