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Vegetation Index of South Island and Stewart Island, New Zealand

45.5S 168.3E

February 28th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

New Zealand - January 8th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the southern part of New Zealand’s South Island, as well as Stewart Island (also known as Rakiura), off the southern coast. The vegetation index is generally good on the mainland and the offshore islands, as indicated by the green false-coloring.

Some areas of high activity appear rusty red, particularly on the southern plains and near the coast. The index east of the Southern Alps is slightly lower, as indicated by the yellow false-coloring, although the terrain by the Alps themselves shows a mostly good index of photosynthetic activity.

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