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Vegetation Index of Victoria and Tasmania, Australia

41.3S 146.6E

January 7th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - December 28th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the state of Victoria (above), in southeastern Australia, and Tasmania (below). FAPAR images show the fraction of  incoming solar radiation in the Photosynthetically Active Radiation spectral region that is absorbed by a photosynthetic organisms.

Photosynthetic activity is good (green) near the coast of the Australian mainland and on the island of Tasmania. Some areas of high activity (rusty red) can be seen near the shorelines, while areas further inland on both the mainland and the island show a low (yellow) index.

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