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Vegetation Index Near Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika

1.9S 29.1E

January 30th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

DRC - January 3rd, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the border area by Tanzania (right), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (left), Rwanda and Burundi (above center). Visible in the top right corner is part of Lake Victoria, with the small Lake Kivu visible above center, north of the longer Lake Tanganyika.

The index is highest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as can be seen by the rusty red false coloring. The rest of the image shows generally good photosynthetic activity (green), with a few small patches of low activity (yellow) visible just northwest of the northern end of Lake Tanganyika.

Mountainous Walls Around Lake Tanganyika, Eastern Africa

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October 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Lake Tanganyika - October 3rd, 2011

This APM image shows the northern part of Lake Tanganyika, a rift lake shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia.

The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the geographic feature known as the Great Rift Valley formed by the tectonic East African Rift, and is confined by the mountainous walls of the valley. It is the largest rift lake in Africa and the second largest lake by volume in the world.

Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, Rukwa and Neighbors – September 19th, 2011

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September 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Africa - August 12th, 2011

Several African lakes can be observed in this image. Stretching diagonally across the upper left quadrant is Lake Tanganyika, shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia. Smoke from wildfires causes the area west of the lake to appear hazy.

East of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika is Lake Rukwa, in Tanzania, with a mustard color due to sediments. West of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika are Lakes Mweru Wantipa, in Zambia, and Lake Mweru (the larger of the two), shared by Zambia and the DRC. On the right side of the image is Lake Malawi.

 

Hazy Skies by Lake Tanganyika and Neighbors

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September 14th, 2011 Category: Fires, Lakes

Africa - August 1st, 2011

Lake Tanganyika, shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, cuts diagonally across this image as a thick, dark-blue line. Smoke from wildfires causes the left half of the image to appear hazy and translucent.

East of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika is Lake Rukwa, in Tanzania, appearing brownish tan due to sediments. West of the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika are Lakes Mweru Wantipa, in Zambia, and Lake Mweru (furthest west), shared by Zambia and the DRC.

 

Vegetation Index of Tanzania and Neighbors

4.6S 32.1E

August 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Vegetation Index

Tanzania - August 1st, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Tanzania (right), northeastern Zambia (below), Democratic Republic of the Congo (left) and Rwanda and Burundi (between Tanzania and the DRC). Several lakes appear as black areas, the largest of which are Lake Victoria (above) and Lake Tanganyika (center).

Most of the large plateau of central Tanzania shows a low vegetation index (light yellow), while the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi show a generally good index (green), and Zambia has a mixed index, ranging from good to low.

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