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Vegetation of Western Africa from Coast to Sahel

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January 30th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Liberia - January 2nd, 2010

Liberia - January 2nd, 2010

This FAPAR image stretches from Sierra Leone (west) and Liberia (east) along the coast of Africa, across Guinea (center) to southwestern Mali (top). Parts of Côte d’Ivoire are also visible in the bottom right quadrant, east of Liberia.

The coastal areas of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire appear green, indicating good photosynthetic activity. As one moves inland towards Mali, this green fades to light yellow, indicating the low photosynthetic activity that is to be expected of the semi-arid Sahel, below the Sahara Desert.

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