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Vegetation Index of Australia’s Northern Territory Highest Near Coast

12.2S 133.5E

February 16th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Australia’s Northern Territory, which occupies the north central part of the continent. In the Top End of the Territory is a 13,500km coastline, extending from the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Timor Sea in the west to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the east.

Much of the Territory is relatively flat, but has some disconnected ranges, the most spectacular of these ranges is the sandstone plateau of western Arnhem Land. The southern part of the Territory (Central Australia) is extremely arid. As such, the vegetation index becomes progressively lower as one moves southward, changing from green (good) near the coast to yellow (low).

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