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Vegetation Index of East Falkland – December 28th, 2011

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December 28th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

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This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of East Falkland (known in Spanish as Isla Soledad), the largest of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), located about 250 nautical miles (290 mi; 460 km) from the coast of mainland Argentina.

The index is almost uniformly good (green), with some areas of low activity (yellow) near the center of the northern part of the island. The northern part of the island is hilly, and is crossed by a rugged range, the Wickham Heights, running east and west, and rising in some places to a height of just over 600 m (2,000 feet). The remainder of the island consists chiefly of low undulating ground, a mixture of pasture and morass, with many shallow freshwater tarns, and small streams running in the valleys.

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