Global Vegetation Index

Global Vegetation Index
  • Credit:

    Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

MODIS will essentially monitor the "metabolism" of the Earth globally and regionally. This global snapshot shows where green foliage is being produced by land plants (green and dark green show greater productivity), as the terrestrial biosphere "breathes in" carbon dioxide for photosynthesis.

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  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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