Vegetation Index Around the Black Sea and Sea of Azov43.9N 33.8E
This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index around the Black Sea (larger, below) and the Sea of Azov (smaller, above). The land belongs to Turkey (below), Georgia (center right), Russia (upper right quadrant) and Ukraine (upper left quadrant).
Areas near the shorelines have the highest index of photosynthetic activity (uniformly bright green with some red). Upon opening the full image, the rest of the visible land shows a mixed index, mottled with red (high activity), green (good activity) and yellow (low activity) dots.