Madagascar satellite images from NASA


Satellite Imagery of Madagascar

Deforestation in Madagascar: The image shows a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of southern Madagascar with a color-coded overlay showing the location of two important ecosystems on the island—rainforest (light blue) and spiny forest (light green)—as well as areas deforested in the 1990s (pink). Based on observations from NASA’s Landsat satellite and verified through aerial digital photography and videography, the deforestation maps were produced as a joint project by the by the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International, the Center for Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center...

Betsiboka Estuary, Madagascar: The Betsiboka Estuary on the northwest coast of Madagascar is the mouth of Madagascar’s largest river and one of the world’s fast-changing coastlines. Nearly a century of extensive logging of Madagascar’s rainforests and coastal mangroves has resulted in nearly complete clearing of the land and fantastic rates of erosion...

Madagascar's Chameleons: The maps show the results of computer model predictions of the ranges of 11 species of chameleon found on Madagascar...

Burning in Madagascar: Scattered fires (red dots) were detected across Madagascar on June 4, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite...

Other Maps:
Madagascar MAPS Index


The above image has been adapted from a NASA satellite photo. To learn more visit The Earth Observatory





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