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Vegetation Index of Tunisia, Algeria and Sardinia

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January 14th, 2010 Category: Climate Change

Tunisia, Sardinia and Algeria - December 31st, 2009

Tunisia, Sardinia and Algeria - December 31st, 2009

While the south of Tunisia (lower right quadrant) and Algeria (lower left quadrant) is composed of the Sahara desert, much of the land near the coast consists of particularly fertile soil.

This FAPAR image reflects that fact: the green color along the coast indicates good photosynthetic activity, while the land to the south is yellow and white, indicating low photosynthetic activity and thus a lack of vegetation.

Sardinia can also be seen to the North and the western end of Sicily is visible to the East. Both of these Italian islands are green to dark green, meaning their vegetation index is good to high.

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