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Vegetation Index of Malaysia and Sumatra, Indonesia

1.2N 102.8E

January 18th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Malaysia and Indonesia - January 3rd, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Sumatra (below), an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands, and of southern Malaysia (above). The two are separated by the Strait of Malacca. The vegetation index ranges from good (green) to high (rusty red), although it is generally higher along the coastlines of the two countries.

The longest axis of Sumatra runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest–southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans 435 km (270 mi). The interior of the island is dominated by two geographical regions: the Barisan Mountains in the west and swampy plains in the east.

Barisan Mountains on Western Side of Sumatra, Indonesia

0.9N 99.4E

March 18th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Indonesia - February 18th, 2011

This APM image shows part of the Bukit Barisan or the Barisan Mountains on the western side of Sumatra, Indonesia. The range covers nearly 1,700 km (1,050 mi) of the island.

The Barisan Mountains consist primarily of volcanoes. The highest peak of the range is Mount Kerinci at 3,800 metres (12,467 ft). The section of the range visible here is located mostly in the province of North Sumatra, near the border with the province of West Sumatra.