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|Title:||Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR)|
|Authors:||GOBRON Nadine; KNORR Wolfgang; BELWARD Alan; PINTY Bernard|
|Citation:||BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY vol. 91 no. 7 p. S50-S51|
|Publisher:||AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The state of vegetation has been monitored using monthly estimates of the FAPAR from NASA/SeaWiFS and ESA/MERIS from 1998 to 2009. The strongest positive anomalies for 2009, indicating favorable vegetation growing conditions, are found in eastern Brazil (Cerrado and Mid-Atlantic coastal region) and South Africa, while most of the rest of South America and east Africa exhibit the strongest negative anomalies. Persistent droughts in Southern America, East Africa, and Australia are clearly manifest in poor vegetation growth and vigor.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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