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Vegetation Index from James Bay, Canada, to Gulf Coast, USA – October 13th, 2010

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October 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Vegetation Index

USA and Canada - August 27th, 2010

This FAPAR image thumbnail shows the vegetation index of North America from James Bay, Canada (upper right quadrant) to three of the Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan and Huron, from left to right), shared by Canada and the USA. The full image stretches all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico.

In the thumbnail, the index becomes gradually stronger as one moves southward: it is lowest near the top (yellow) and highest near the bottom (rusty red). The green circular area with a yellow bullseye center situated in this red area is the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

In the full image, this red area fades out as one moves further southward. While most of the land still shows a good vegetation index (green), the terrain in Texas (lower left) is lower (greenish yellow).