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Vegetation Index of Cape York Peninsula, Australia

12.8S 142.1E

April 6th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - April 4th, 2012

The vegetation index of the Cape York Peninsula, in the northern part of Queensland, Australia, appears mostly good (green) in this FAPAR image. The index becomes lower (yellow) as one moves further south. Visible to the north of the peninsula, however, is part of the island of New Guinea, which shows a much higher index of photosynthetic activity (rusty red).

Vegetation Index of Cape York Peninsula, Australia, and New Guinea – April 2nd, 2012

11.1S 141.9E

April 2nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

Australia - April 1st, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Cape York Peninsula, in the far north of Queensland, Australia (below) and the island of New Guinea (above). About half of the land of the Cape York Peninsula is flat and used for grazing livestock, however there are also relatively undisturbed eucalyptus wooded savannahs and tropical rainforests. Here, most of the peninsula shows a good (green) vegetation index. Papua, Indonesia (upper left) shows the highest vegetation index (rusty red), while Papua New Guinea (upper right) is slightly lower although higher than the Cape York Peninsula to the south.

Vegetation Index of Myanmar and Thailand

19.2N 99.0E

March 30th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Myanmar and Thailand - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Myanmar and Thailand, in Southeast Asia. While photosynthetic activity throughout the image is generally good (green), it is highest (rusty red) north of the Gulf of Martaban (center left), and along the west coast of the arm of the Malay Peninsula (below, center). The index is lowest (yellow) in central Thailand (center right).

Vegetation Index of Northeastern Brazil Good Parallel to Coast

7.2S 38W

March 24th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Brazil - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of northeastern Brazil. The strip of green false-coloring framing the coastline indicates good photosynthetic activity in that area, with the exception of a small area of northern coastline in the upper right quadrant that appears yellow, indicating low activity. This zone of low activity extends a ways inland, parallel to the east coast, before gradually increasing to patches of high activity (rusty red) near the left edge.

Vegetation Index by Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay Border

25.1S 54.6W

March 21st, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Argentina - March 19th, 2011

Most of the land visible in this FAPAR image of the border area by Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina shows good photosynthetic activity, as indicated by the green false-coloring. The index is highest (rusty-red)  to the northwest, by the Paraguay-Brazil border, and lowest (yellow) in Argentina’s Misiones Province (below, center).

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