Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt
During the peak growing season, the corn belt outproduces the Amazon.
Jesse, posted on 12/15/2019, 862 views
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Tiny Fox Lab
NASA satellite shows US corn belt produces 40% more oxygen than Amazon rainforest. – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
During peak growing season for the Midwest US corn belt, the region undergoes more photosynthesis activity than anywhere else on the planet – with levels up to 40% greater than observed in the Amazon.
It’s super efficiency at processing CO2 also means you get the dreaded “corn sweat” in the later summer.
Preview photo credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center