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NASA Eyes Declining Vegetation in the Eastern United States from 2000 to 2010

Image credit: NASA

Image credit: NASA

Trends in forest canopy green cover over the eastern United States from 2000 to 2010 derived from NASA MODIS satellite sensor data. Green shades indicate a positive trend of increasing growing season green cover, whereas brown shades
indicate a negative trend of decreasing growing season green cover. Four forest sub-regions of interest are outlined in red, north to south as: Great Lakes, Southern Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern Coastal Plain.

Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/climate/Diminished_Forests_Potter.html

 

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