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Vegetation Index of Cape York Peninsula, Australia

15.7S 143.2E

February 8th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Cape York Peninsula, a large remote peninsula located in Far North Queensland at the tip of the state of Queensland, Australia. The central part of the base shows a low vegetation index (yellow). On the other hand, the land along the rivers and the coastlines shows a good vegetation index (green) that becomes high (rusty red) in some places, particularly along the eastern coast.

Although the land is mostly flat and about half of the area is used for grazing cattle, and wildlife is threatened by introduced species and weeds, the relatively undisturbed eucalyptus wooded savannahs, tropical rainforests and other types of habitat are now recognized for their global environmental significance.

2 Responses to “Vegetation Index of Cape York Peninsula, Australia”

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    Sean O Mahony:

    Greetings –
    Your image dated 8/2/2028 is captioned “Vegetation Index of Yorke Peninsula, Australia”. The commentary correctly locates that peninsula in South Australia. But the image itself clearly shows the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, some 2500 km away, together with part of New Guinea.

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    Thank you Sean. Text fixed.

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