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Comparative Look at Vegetation Index of Southern India and Sri Lanka – February 13th, 2010

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February 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

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This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the southern tip of India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. The majority of the terrain in Sri Lanka shows good to high photosynthetic activity, as it appears dark green to red.

The vegetation index of southern India appears more varied, with inland areas showing low photosynthetic activity (white to yellow in color). The eastern coast shows a slightly lower vegetation index than the west coast, as the former is light green while the latter is dark green to red.

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