Habitat types key navigation

You can use the 'key navigation' function to identify a specific habitat by answering a set of questions. Starting from first question to next questions you select one of the possible answers. Here are samples of possible answers:
  • No ( 002 ) - Leading to question named '002'
  • Yes [ G ] - Leading to another questions subset of level G
  • No Factsheet icon[ E6 ] - Links directly to factsheet for E6
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Category : (D1 )Raised and blanket bogs
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Question d01 :   Relief-dependent?
   The criterion separates blanket bogs which follow but do not depend upon the topography, developing on flat or gently sloping ground with poor surface drainage (path = No) from raised bogs which are dependent upon the topography for their initial development, forming over depressions or on slopes (path = Yes). Raised bogs include a number of topographic types such as saddle and sloping bogs, and also condensation mires (classified as D1.13). Note: There are about 20 examples of condensation mires, an outstanding mire type, in the Alps and the Jura mountains, some of them up to 5 ha in size. They have developed on rock slides where, due to the cold air efflux from the cave system inside the rock slide, the water condenses on the surface. This condensation water is the basis for the formation of big Sphagnum capillifolium hummocks which merge together and thus form a peat layer of about 2 m depth. Being only supplied by atmospheric water it belongs to D1.
Yes Factsheet icon [ D1.1 ] No Factsheet icon [ D1.2 ]

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