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Vegetation Index of Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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March 6th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Mozambique - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Visible by the border between the two countries are Lake Kariba (left edge) and Lake Cahora Bassa (above center). Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September; in this image, therefore, it is entering the final month of the wet season.

The vegetation index is generally good throughout, as indicated by the green false-coloring. Some areas of high activity (rusty red) can be seen near the coast and in the upper left quadrant, northwest of Lake Cahora Bassa. Some areas of low activity (yellow) are mixed throughout, particularly south of Lake Cahora Bassa.

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