High Vegetation Index in Mexico by Slopes of Sierra Madre Occidental23.2N 102.2W
This FAPAR image focuses on central Mexico, although parts of Texas, USA, are also visible to the North in the full image. The vegetation index is lowest in the central region of Mexico, which appears white to yellow.
The index becomes progressively higher as one moves towards the coast, first appearing green (good photosynthetic activity), then rusty red (high activity). The highest areas of activity are found by the slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, facing the Pacific Ocean.