coverage images reveal interactions among the biosphere,
hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Areas with abundant leaf
coverage indicate that the biosphere is actively using
the hydrosphere for plant growth. In these areas, transpiration
from the leaves is adding water vapor to the atmosphere.
In areas with little vegetation, the biosphere is not
transferring significant amounts water into the atmosphere.
Look for natural landmarks on the image to help you
find the general region in which you live.
9. What is the Leaf Area Index for your
own region in the image?
10. Describe interactions among the biosphere,
hydrosphere, and atmosphere indicated for your region
by this image.