NILE BASIN SYSTEM
Blue water posters
Dominant crops
Modis vegetation index
Biomass production
Population prospects
 
 
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OBSERVED NATIONAL BIOMASS PRODUCTION  

This poster relates volumetric water quantities in the Nile basin to national biomass productions.

Annual volumes of rainfall are calculated for the respective basin parts of the Nile riparian countries. Rain volumes are set out against average stream flow volumes in a simple surface water balance.

The biomass production is calculated using the NormalizedDifference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The NDVI is calculated on a monthly basis. Data are derived from MODIS TERRA for the period 2000 – 2004.

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Observed length of growing period(MODIS 2000-2004)