Composited Tasseled Cap Brightness, Greenness, and Wetness Image

Composited Tasseled Cap brightness, greenness, and wetness image of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Detailed Description

This image was derived from a scene captured by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor on March 9, 2000, and processed using the LandsatLinkr R package. In this image, the Harenna Forest on the southern side of the Bale escarpment is shown in turquoise, the Afro-alpine soil and vegetation on the escarpment is shown in red tones, and the burned areas can be seen as dark blue pathces in the blue shrubland zone between the forest and alpine areas. Smoke from an acitve fire is visible in pink near the center of the image. This image, in conjunction with data from previous and subsequent years, can be used to examine historical fire patterns and to help develop environmental management strategies for anthropogenic burning in the Bale Mountains.

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Details

Image Dimensions: 815 x 589

Location Taken: US