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Vegetation Index of Northern India and Nepal

29.5N 80.4E

April 22nd, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

India - March 5th, 2010

India - March 5th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of northern India and Nepal (upper right quadrant), by the Himalayas. The river-crossed land just below the mountains shows the highest photosynthetic activity, indicated by its green color.

Areas such as the Tibetan Plateau in China to the north and the plains to the south, however, appear to have a low rate of photosynthetic activity, judging from their whitish yellow color. The city of New Delhi also stands out as a light yellow circular area with little to no vegetation.

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