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Vegetation Index of Alaska, USA

62.1N 158.6W

October 4th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

USA - August 23rd, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of much of Alaska, the largest state of the United States by area. Marshlands and wetland permafrost cover 188,320 square miles (487,747 km2) (mostly in northern, western and southwest flatlands).

Here, the state’s vegetation index appears generally good (green), with some areas of lower photosynthetic activity (yellow) mostly in the upper right quadrant. Upon opening the full image, smaller patches of high activity (rusty red) can be observed on the islands of the Aleutian Chain, to the south.

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