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Vegetation Index of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in Guinean Forest-Savanna Mosaic Ecoregion

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January 18th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Guinea, Sierra Leone and, in the full image, Liberia (from west to east). The index is generally good, as indicated by the green false coloring. However, some areas of low activity, yellow in color, can be seen as well.

Much of the terrain visible is part of the Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, an ecoregion of West Africa that consists of a band of interlaced forest, savanna, and grassland running east to west and dividing the tropical moist forests near the coast from the West Sudanian savanna of the interior. The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic covers an area of 673,600 square kilometers (260,100 sq mi), extending from western Senegal to eastern Nigeria, and including portions of Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

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