The 75% of our planet is covered by unchanging ocean of blue, but the remaining 25% of Earth‘s surface is a dynamic green. In this video made from data by the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. Have a look at the video…
The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.