IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Greener than 2012

Posted: 17 Sep 2014 05:46 AM

Clear skies on Tuesday provided the Aqua MODIS satellite an unobstructed view of Iowa's landscape. The featured chart compares the MODIS true color product for yesterday with a close date from 2012. The weather for 2012 was nothing like what has happened this year with 2012 being hot and dry while this year has been cool and wet. The agricultural crops still need more heat units to reach maturity this year and so that explains the obvious difference in greenness.

Good = 21
Bad = 7
Abstain = 5

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