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Lava Plans by Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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October 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Democratic Republic of the Congo - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Lake Edward or Edward Nyanza, the smallest of the African Great Lakes. It is located in the western Great Rift Valley, on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

Lake Edward lies at an elevation of 920 metres, is 77 km long by 40 km wide at its maximum points, and covers a total surface area of 2,325 km2 (898 sq mi), making it the 15th-largest on the continent.

The western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towers up to 2000 m above the western shore of the lake. The southern and eastern shores are flat lava plains. The Ruwenzori Mountains lie 20 km north of the lake.

Vegetation Index of DRC and Neighbors Near Lake Victoria

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March 25th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

DRC and Neighbors - March 23rd, 2011

The full version of this FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (left half of image) and of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania (top to bottom, right half).

Several lakes can be observed forming a chain across the middle of the image. These are (from top to bottom): Lake Albert and Lake Edward, on the DRC-Uganda border, Lake Kivu, on the DRC-Rwanda border, and Lake Tanganyika, on the DRC-Burundi border (full visible in full image; northern tip partially obscured by clouds in thumbnail). Visible to the east of these lakes is the significantly largerĀ Lake Victoria, in Uganda and Tanzania.

The vegetation index is highest (rusty red) to the west of the lakes, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photosynthetic activity becomes progressively weaker – first green, indicating a good index, then yellow, indicating a low index – as one moves from west to east. It is also less strong to the north.

Vegetation Index of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda

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March 17th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda - February 18th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border with Uganda (to the right, past the series of lakes). The lakes visible near the right edge are (from top to bottom): Lake Edward, Lake Kivu and Lake Tanganyika.

The levels of photosynthetic activity become higher as one moves westward, deeper into the Congo River Basin. The rusty red along the left edge indicates a high index, the green in the middle a good index, and the light green and yellow to the right a low index.

Lakes on Border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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August 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes

Democratic Republic of the Congo - August 5th, 2010

The left side of this image of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears slightly hazy due to smoke from fires. The center is partially covered by clouds, while on the right side several lakes are visible along the DRC’s border with Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (top to bottom).

These lakes are (from top to bottom): Lake Albert and Lake Edward, on the DRC-Uganda border, Lake Kivu, on the DRC-Rwanda border, and the northernmost end of Lake Tanganyika, on the DRC-Burundi border. Partially visible at the right edge, in Uganda and Tanzania, is Lake Victoria.

Mountains and Lava Plains by Lake Edward, DRC

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August 17th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Democratic Republic of the Congo - July 27th, 2010

Visible in the upper right quadrant is part of Lake Edward, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lake, located in the western Great Rift Valley, lies at an elevation of 920 metres.

The western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towers up to 2000 m above the western shore of the lake. The southern and eastern shores are flat lava plains. The contrast between these high, rugged mountains and flat plains of lava can be clearly observed in this orthorectified image.