Boreal forests in Plesetsk, Russia • Earth.com

Last update: August 18th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at Boreal forests in Plesetsk, Russia.

Boreal forests play a significant role in the global carbon cycle. They are perhaps the most important carbon sinks on the planet, as they can store over 30 percent more carbon than tropical forests.

This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite on September 5, 2017.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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