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Vegetation Index of Orinoco River Basin and Surroundings, Venezuela and Colombia

6.2N 68.6W

October 29th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Vegetation Index

Venezuela and Colombia - October 8th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Venezuela and parts of Colombia. Interestingly, the index is lowest (yellow in color) in the basin of the Orinoco River, which cuts diagonally across the image from southwest to northeast.

The index is highest (rusty red) to the west of the river basin, while that of the terrain to the east of the basin shows a generally good (green) index of photosynthetic activity.

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