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Vegetation Index of Northern Western Australia

16.5S 125.7E

June 25th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - January 3rd, 2012

This FAPAR image, captured during the southern hemisphere summer, shows the vegetation index of the northern part of Western Australia. An area of convection is visible in the upper right corner, and some sediments can be observed along the coast. The vegetation index is highest (green) near the coast, and becomes progressively lower (yellow) as one moves further inland, particularly to the south.

Vegetation Index Around Lake Kariba, Zambia and Zimbabwe

16.9S 27.9E

June 21st, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Zambia - January 6th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of parts of Zambia (upper left) and Zimbabwe (lower right). Visible on the border between the two countries, on the right side of the image, is Lake Kariba, the world’s largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume. The vegetation index throughout the image is mostly good (green), with higher levels (rusty red) visible in the upper left quadrant.

Vegetation Index of Southeastern Australia During Summer

36.5S 142.9E

June 20th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - December 31st, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of parts of South Australia (upper left quadrant), New South Wales (upper right quadrant) and Tasmania (lower right quadrant) during the country’s summer season. The index is highest (green) by the southern coast and southeastern part of New South Wales and on the island of Tasmania. The terrain of South Australia and further inland in New South Wales shows a very low (light yellow) index.

Vegetation Index of Thailand and Neighboring Countries

16.0N 101.3E

June 16th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Thailand - December 31st, 2011

This FAPAR image focuses on Thailand, showing the country’s vegetation index. Parts of Myanmar (left), Laos (upper right quadrant) and Cambodia (lower right quadrant) are also visible. The index in central Thailand is quite low, as is evidenced by the light yellow false-coloring. The index is highest (rusty red) in the mountains in the upper left quadrant and along the Malay Peninsula in the lower left quadrant. The rest of the image shows a generally good index of photosynthetic activity (green).

Vegetation Index of Malay Peninsula

5.8N 101.1E

April 26th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Malaysia - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the photosynthetic activity of part of the Malay Peninsula, a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland. Here, the index of photosynthetic activity ranges mostly from good (green) to high (rusty red), with a few, sparse patches of low (yellow) activity visible.