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Vegetation Index of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda

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March 17th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda - February 18th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border with Uganda (to the right, past the series of lakes). The lakes visible near the right edge are (from top to bottom): Lake Edward, Lake Kivu and Lake Tanganyika.

The levels of photosynthetic activity become higher as one moves westward, deeper into the Congo River Basin. The rusty red along the left edge indicates a high index, the green in the middle a good index, and the light green and yellow to the right a low index.

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