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Vegetation Index of Luzon and Other Islands in Philippines Archipelago

October 3rd, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Philippines - September 5th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Philippines, an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (116,000 square miles).

Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines (top left) has the highest vegetation index, particularly along the coastline. This is evidenced from the rusty red bands lining the shores. The high mountains in its center also have a good to high index (mottled green and red), as they are covered in a mixture of Luzon tropical pine forests and Luzon montane rain forests.

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