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Good Vegetation Index Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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February 5th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Mexico - January 2nd, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The index is highest along the coastal plain, with good levels of photosynthetic activity indicated by green false-coloring, and a few patches of high activity indicated by rusty-red coloring.

As one moves further inland and up the slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, the index of photosynthetic activity becomes gradually lower, as is indicated by the light yellow color. The index is also low around Lake Chapala, an alpine lake located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level.

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