IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 26 September 2013

Greener than Last Year

Posted: 26 Sep 2013 05:35 AM

It is always fun to look at MODIS satellite true color imagery when there are no clouds in the sky. The featured image compares the Aqua MODIS true color image from this year and last on 23 September. The difference in color is noticeable with 2012 much browner than this year. While both years experienced a drought, last year had record warmth and this year had a cooler summer with a late spring planting date. The effect is that many fields are still green this year as the crops have not reached maturity. This is why avoiding a freeze is so important as the crops need more time.

Good = 47
Bad = 7

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