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Varied Vegetation Index of Argentina and Chile – February 7th, 2010

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February 7th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

Argentina and Chile - January 25th, 2010

Argentina and Chile - January 25th, 2010

The landscape of Argentina and Chile (far left) shows a greatly varied vegetation index in this FAPAR image. Patagonia appears white to light yellow, indicating a low presence of photosynthesis and vegetation covering.

Green to red areas, on the other hand, indicate a good to high presence of photosynthetic activity and vegetation. Here, such areas are visible in the Pampas, the fertile central plains of Argentina and the source of the country’s agricultural wealth, and central to southern Chile.

Central Chile experiences a Mediterranean climate and dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and southern Chile has a rainy temperate climate and is rich in forests and grazing lands.

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