Amazon Greener in Dry Season than Wet

Amazon Greener in Dry Season than Wet
  • Credit:

    Robert Simmon

The Amazon Basin (black outline) stretches across the heart of South America. Much of the area is covered by rainforests. Layer upon layer of amazingly diverse plants and trees reaches from the forest floor to the tree tops. With all this lush plant life, it can be hard to believe that parts of the Amazon go months each year with little or no rain. Even more surprising is the fact that the dry season may actually be the “good season” for tree and plant growth.

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  • Data Date:

    July 5, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    July 5, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration