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Vegetation Index of Sri Lanka While Tropial Cyclone Thane (06B) Passes Nearby

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December 31st, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones, Vegetation Index

Tropical Cyclone Thane (06B) - December 29th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Sri Lanka. Photosynthetic activity ranges mostly from good (green) to high (rusty red) throughout the island nation. The southern parts seem to have a slightly higher index than the northern areas.

Partially visible just north of Sri Lanka is Tropical Cyclone Thane (06B), which reached its peak intensity around the time this image was captured, 3-minute sustained windspeeds of 140 km/h (85 mph)

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