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Vegetation Index of Italy and Bordering Countries – September 18th, 2011

44.6N 10.1E

September 18th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

Italy - August 25th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Italy and neighboring countries, including Switzerland (upper left corner), Croatia (across the Adriatic Sea) and Hungary (upper right).

The vegetation index across the entire image is generally good (green). Some areas of high photosynthetic activity (rusty red) can be observed in northern Italy and at the feet of the Alps. The index is lowest (yellow) in Sicily (bottom right) and along Italy’s Adriatic coast.

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