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Vegetation Index of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and Neighboring Islands

18.1N 77.3W

November 15th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Neighboring Islands- November 14th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of central to eastern Cuba (left), Jamaica (lower center), Haiti (lower right), the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (center right).

The vegetation index generally ranges from good (green) to high (rusty red) throughout the image, with a few small areas of low activity (yellow), mainly in the Bahamas. The index appears higher in Cuba and Jamaica than in Haiti.

Windward Passage Separating Cuba and Hispaniola

20.0N 73.8W

November 12th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Cuba - November 9th, 2011

This image stretches from the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center), across eastern Cuba (left), and Hispaniola (which includes Haiti, by the image center, and the Dominican Republic, partially obscured by clouds, to the right), and down to Jamaica (lower left).

Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, a strait in the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, the strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. 80km wide, the Windward Passage has a threshold depth of 1,700m. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

Vegetation Index of Cuba, Hispaniola and Neighboring Islands

20.3N 74.2W

November 9th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Cuba - November 9th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of eastern Cuba (left), Jamaica (lower left), Haiti (center), the Dominican Republic (partially obscured by clouds, right), some of the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center).

The vegetation index generally ranges from good (green) to high (rusty red) throughout the image, with a few spots of low activity (yellow). The index appears higher in Cuba and Jamaica than on the island of Hispaniola (composed of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Tropical Storm Emily (05L) Passing Over Hispaniola

18.2N 70.7W

August 4th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Emily (05L) - August 3rd, 2011

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Track of TS 05L - August 4th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 05L

The mountains of Hispaniola are taking a toll on Emily; the cyclone could degenerate into a tropical wave later today. Satellite images indicate that emily is losing organization as it interacts with the mountains of Hispaniola.

At 2:00 PM EDT (1800 UTC) the center of weakening Tropical Storm Emily was estimated near latitude 17.8 north, longitude 72.8 west. Emily is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (16 km/h). A turn to the northwest with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next 12 to 24 hours.

On this track Emily, or its remnants, will move across the southwestern peninsula of Haiti later today and move over extreme eastern Cuba tonight or early Friday. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from west of Santo Domingo westward to the southern border with Haiti, for Haiti itself, for the southeastern and central Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and for the Guantanamo and Holguin provinces in eastern Cuba. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas.

However, the government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued the tropical storm warning for the south coast of the country from Santo Domingo eastward to Cabo Engano and along the north coast from Cabo Francis to the northern border with Haiti.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is anticipated and Emily could dissipate later today. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles 185 km mainly to the east of the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

Vegetation Index of Haiti, Cuba and Nearby Islands

19.8N 74.2W

July 13th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Haiti and Cuba - July 12th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of eastern Cuba (left) and Hispaniola (right), including Haiti (west) and the Dominican Republic (east). In the upper part of the image are some islands of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos (north of Haiti).

The index of photosynthetic activity is generally good (green), with areas of high activity (rusty red) along the southeastern coast of Cuba and scattered across Hispaniola.