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Vegetation Index Around São Paulo, Brazil

23.5S 46.6W

February 16th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Brazil - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of southeastern Brazil. Visible near the image center is the city of São Paulo, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world’s seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among the five largest metropolitan areas on the planet. Here, this area appears bright yellow due to its poor vegetation index.

The rest of the image shows a generally good (green) to high (rusty red) index. particularly along the coastline southwest of São Paulo. Some areas of low activity can be seen dotted across the image; these are probably indicative of the presence of towns.

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