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Hazy Skies and Fires Near the Tonlé Sap in Southeast Asia

April 28th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes

Cambodia and Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Cambodia and Thailand - March 5th, 2010

This image of Southeast Asia includes parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Upon opening the full image, some fires are visible southwest of the  Tonlé Sap, a large lake in Cambodia. Some smoky haze from other fires in the region can also be observed in the upper left quadrant.

The Tonlé Sap, appearing tan and green from sediments, here, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, occupying a large depression. It is part of a combined lake and river system that is particular in that its flow changes direction twice a year.

Fires Near Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

12.9N 104.0E

March 9th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes, Rivers

Cambodia - March 5th, 2010

Cambodia - March 5th, 2010

The Tonlé Sap, in Cambodia, is a combined lake and river system and the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. The lake occupies a depression created due to the geological stress induced by the collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. A cluster of fires is visible here to the southwest of the lake.

The combined system is peculiar due to the fact that its flow changes direction twice per year. However, in recent years the building of high dams in Southern China and Laos has threatened the strength and volume of the reverse flow into Tonlé Sap; a phenomenon that environmentalists have been slow to recognize or raise concern about. Already fish catches are significantly down.

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