Gallery: This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World’s Ve...

 

Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that shows how much of the earth is covered in living plants. Using the Suomi NPP satellite, researchers were able to gather a year’s worth of satellite images and compile them into a single high-resolution image that shows which parts of the planet are the lushest, and also which ones are covered by the sparsest vegetation.

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4 Comments

  1. Naftalee Abdul July 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    wow

  2. Shelly Hill July 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Image 3 is the NW Corner of Washington State, and up into Vancouver BC.

  3. Cheeno Pacayra Navarro ... July 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

    the philippines is full of it. oh thank goodness!

  4. Paul Weiss June 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I can recognise the Nile River, Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula but am lost relative to the other locales.

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