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Global ocean chlorophyll and leaf area index
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- Title Global ocean chlorophyll and leaf area index
- Released 31/01/2013 11:42 am
- Copyright ACRI-ST, CNES, ESA, GeoEye, NASA, VITO
Atmospheric carbon dioxide has been increasing steadily over the years. The map shows leaf area index (depicted in varying shades of green) and chlorophyll concentration. In photosynthesis, chlorophyll absorbs energy to transform carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen.