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Vegetation Index of Brazilian State of Amazonas

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April 15th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Brazil - February 12th, 2010

Brazil - February 12th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows part of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, south of Venezuela. The state is named after the Amazon River and is almost entirely covered by the Amazon Rainforest. Here, the vegetation index becomes progressively higher as one moves westward, interpreted by the change in color from green to red.

Three types of terrain can be found in Amazonas: igapos – permanently flooded land where the roots of vegetation are always submerged; varzeas – higher than igapos, with land that is only submerged when rivers are at their highest during the wet season; and low plateau, which is higher still, and never submerged.

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