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Vegetation Index of Portugal and Galicia, Spain

42.6N 8W

May 12th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Spain and Portugal - April 27th, 2011

This FAPAR thumbnail image focuses on Galicia, in northwestern Spain, and northern Portugal (the latter can be seen in its entirety in the full image).

Galicia has preserved some of its dense Atlantic forests where wildlife is commonly found. Deforestation, however, is a problem in many areas.

In this image, coastal Spain shows a good (green) to high (rusty red) index of photosynthetic activity. The index of coastal Portugal is also generally good. The index becomes lower (yellow) as one moves inland, however.

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