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Middle East

January 18, 2006
These two Landsat images were processed in bands 4,5,3 ( RGB ).This combination allows to discriminate respectively biomass' index in red , different crops and soil humidity in green and the enhancement of vegetative - non vegetative soil contrast in blue. As appears from images , in August 85 there is greener in non cultivated areas like mountains and the valleys among them , due to seasonal effect . Red is very strong in the cultivated areas instead.

June 2005 image shows an increase of red areas in non cultivated regions , index of a stronger vegetation biomass due to seasonal effect . Whilst in the cultivated areas , red has a smaller presence .Is it also possible to notice the increasing of territory's productive regions obtained during these twenty years .

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 12-Jun-2005
  • Center coordinates: lat. 33.20, lon. 35.96