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Vegetation Index of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Other Caribbean Islands

18.9N 71.7W

March 3rd, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the countries of Haiti (west) and the Dominican Republic (east), sharing the island of Hispaniola. Visible to the north are Great Inagua, the third largest island in the Bahamas (closer to the left edge), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (further northeast of the former). Upon opening the full image, Cuba (center left) and Jamaica (bottom left) are visible as well.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic show a good vegetation index (green) along the northern coastal areas and the upper shore of the Tiburón Peninsula (lower left). Cuba also shows a good index along its mountainous southeastern coast. Jamaica is the only island that shows extensive areas of high photosynthetic activity (dark red), mostly towards its northern shores.

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