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Kampong Som Bay and Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

10.6N 103.5E

January 16th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Cambodia - January 14th, 2012

This APM image shows the Kampong Som Bay in Cambodia. The Kampong Som River can be seen entering the bay at the upper right corner. Visible on the southeastern shores of the bay is a port in the province of Sihanoukville, appearing here as a yellow area.

Visible at the lower reaches of the bay is Koh Rong, the second largest island of Cambodia. It is located in Koh Kong Province about 25 kilometers off the Sihanoukville’s coast in the Gulf of Thailand, and has an area of approximately 78 km2.

Titiwangsa Mountains of Malay Peninsula, Thailand

9.0N 99.2E

October 26th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Thailand - October 24th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows part of southern Thailand, by the Gulf of Thailand (above). Southern Thailand consists of the narrow Kra Isthmus that widens into the Malay Peninsula.

The Titiwangsa Mountains are part of the Tenasserim Hills system, and form the backbone of the Peninsula. They form the southernmost section of the central cordillera which runs from Tibet through the Kra Isthmus (the Peninsula’s narrowest point) into the Malay peninsula.

Bandon Bay on the Malay Peninsula, Thailand

9.2N 99.2E

April 17th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Bandon Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, shared by several countries including Myanmar (west) and Thailand (east). The bay is situated in Thailand’s Surat Thani Province, extending from the Sui Cape in Chaiya district in the northwest to the Kanchanadit district to the east.

The bay is dominated by the eastuary of the rivers Tapi and Phum Duang; sediments from these rivers are visible here. The bay is relatively shallow, with water depths ranging from 1 to 5 meters. The total coastline is about 100 km. Along the coast are mudflats created by the high rate of sedimentation.

Vegetation Index of Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia

8.3N 98.7E

March 29th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the long peninsula in Southeast Asia that divides the Gulf of Thailand (right) from the Andaman Sea (left). The northern half of the peninsula is shared by Myanmar (west) and Thailand (east), while the southern half is part of Malaysia. Parts of Cambodia (center) and Vietnam (far right) are also visible in the upper part of the image, and part of Indonesia can be seen in the full image, south of Malaysia.

Most of the peninsula and land in Indonesia appear red to dark green, indicating high photosynthetic activity. Parts of Cambodia and Vietnam, however, appear yellow, an indication of low activity.

Bang Lang Reservoir on Pattani River, Thailand

6.1N 101.2E

February 20th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Thailand and Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

Thailand and Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from the southernmost provinces of Thailand (above) to Malaysia (below). Visible near the hook-shaped peninsula at the top is the mouth of the Pattani River. The longest river in Southern Thailand at 214 km, it originates in Betong district, Yala Province, and empties into the Gulf of Thailand at the town of Pattani. Within Yala province the river forms the Bang Lang Reservoir.

Bang Lang Reservoir (bottom edge) is the largest reservoir in Yala Province. The dam is 85 metres high with a crest of 422 metres long, and the reservoir has a capacity of 1,420 million cubic metres. It is used for irrigation, flood control as well as to produce 1,275 kW of electricity.