Visualising the Earth's vegetation index

Green leaf vegetation growing on planet Earth.

This model highlights how and where green leaf vegetation was growing in the month of August 2021. The dark green areas display the most leaf growth, while light green indicates where there was less leaf growth. Pale brown areas show little to no growth. Rivers and lakes are coloured black to indicate no vegetation growth.

A preview of an interactive 3D model showing the Earth's vegetation index.

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Imagery produced by the NASA Earth Observations team using data provided by the MODIS Land Science Team.