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Vegetation Index of Central Queensland, Australia

23.3S 150.5E

April 11th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - February 23rd, 2010

Australia - February 23rd, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the central eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Visible regions include, moving down the coast from the upper left, Mackay, Fitzroy and Wide Bay-Burnett.

Most of the area appears green, indicating good photosynthetic activity, with some areas of high activity visible in red along the coast in the upper left quadrant and some areas of low activity (yellow) dispersed throughout.

Central Queensland is an ambiguous geographical division of Queensland that centres on the eastern coast, around the Tropic of Capricorn (hence it also being known as Capricornia).

Its major regional centre is Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast and the area extends west to the Central Highlands at Emerald, north to the Mackay Regional Council southern boundary, and south to Gladstone.

However, it is important to note that Central Queensland isn’t technically the geographical centre of Queensland – Longreach is far more central, even along the coastline.

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