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Vegetation depends on photosynthesis
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- Title Vegetation depends on photosynthesis
- Released 29/01/2002 5:11 pm
- Copyright ESA
Vegetation ultimately depends on photosynthesis, and all animals and humans ultimately depend on vegetation. Measuring the fraction (FAPAR) of incoming solar radiation useful for photosynthesis that is actually absorbed by plants to sustain their growth and development is a means of estimating their health and productivity. This can be done via satellite sensors.