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High Vegetation Index by Shores of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

6.4N 3.3W

March 30th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire - March 19th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Ghana (right) and Côte d’Ivoire (left), along the coast, and parts of Burkina Faso (right) and Mali (left), further inland to the North.

The index of photosynthetic activity is highest closest to the coast and becomes progressively lower as one moves further inland. Coastal Côte d’Ivoire shows a slightly highter index than neighboring Ghana, as indicated by the larger rusty-red area.

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