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Vegetation Index North and South of Zambezi River, Mozambique

17.8S 35.3E

December 29th, 2009 Category: Climate Change, Rivers

Mozambique - December 17th, 2009

Mozambique - December 17th, 2009

Mozambique is divided into two topographical regions by the Zambezi River, visible running through the center of the full version of this FAPAR image, taken midway through the country’s wet season.

To the north of the Zambezi River, the narrow coastline moves inland to hills and low plateaus, and further west to rugged highlands, which include the Niassa highlands, Namuli or Shire highlands, Angonia highlands, Tete highlands and the Makonde plateau, covered with miombo woodlands.

To the south of the Zambezi River, the lowlands are broader with the Mashonaland plateau and Lebomo mountains located in the deep south. Green and red areas, indicating high photosynthetic activity, are visible both north and south of the river. Yellow areas indicate lower activity.

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