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Vegetation on Both Sides of the Andes: Chile and Argentina by FAPAR

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December 27th, 2009 Category: Climate Change

Chile and Argentina - December 20th, 2009

Chile and Argentina - December 20th, 2009

This FAPAR image shows the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation of parts of Chile and Argentina. In FAPAR images, the color spectrum over land runs from red (1.0), to green, to yellow and white (0.0).

Much of the land visible in Chile is green to dark red, indicating good to high photosynthetic activity. Upon opening the full image, the green gradually fades to yellow and white, indicating low activity, as one moves towards the country’s arid north.

The land in Argentina appears mostly white to yellow. Some green areas of higher activity can be observed in Argentina along the banks of the Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) Rivers. Upon opening the full image, some green areas can be seen to the north as well.

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