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Vegetation Index of Thailand and Neighboring Countries

16.0N 101.3E

June 16th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Thailand - December 31st, 2011

This¬†FAPAR¬†image focuses on Thailand, showing the country’s vegetation index. Parts of Myanmar (left), Laos (upper right quadrant) and Cambodia (lower right quadrant) are also visible. The index in central Thailand is quite low, as is evidenced by the light yellow false-coloring. The index is highest (rusty red) in the mountains in the upper left quadrant and along the Malay Peninsula in the lower left quadrant. The rest of the image shows a generally good index of photosynthetic activity (green).

Smoke and Haze Over Laos and Thailand

18.6N 99.2E

April 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Myanmar - April 14th, 2012

Sediments can be observed in the Gulf of Martaban, in southern Myanmar, in the lower part of this image. Visible to the east and northeast, over parts of Thailand and Laos is a smoky haze, probably caused by agricultural fires. The smoke extends northward towards the southern border of China.

Vegetation Index of Southeast Asia – December 14th, 2011

15.8N 102.4E

December 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

Southeast Asia - December 12th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation of Southeast Asia, including parts of China and China’s Hainan Island, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Photosynthetic activity is generally good (green) throughout the image.

The vegetation index is highest (rusty red) at the base of the Malay Peninsula at in the lower left corner and in the mountainous region in the upper left quadrant. It is lowest (yellow) in central and eastern Thailand.

Reservoirs of Nam Ngum and Ubol Ratana Dams in Laos and Thailand

17.9N 102.6E

October 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Thailand - October 24th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows hills and lakes in Thailand (below) and Laos (above). The large lake just above the image center is the reservoir created by the Nam Ngum Dam on the Nam Ngum river, a major tributary of the Mekong in Laos.

Visible to the south is the reservoir created by the Ubol Ratana Dam (formerly known as the “Phong Neeb Dam”), a multi-purpose dam located in Tambon Kok-Soong, Ubol Ratana District, approximately 50 km north of Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. It was the first hydroelectric power project developed in the Thailand’s northeastern area of Isan. The dam impounds the Nam Phong, a tributary of the Mekong River.

Vegetation Index of China, Hainan Island and Southeast Asia

19.1N 107.2E

January 12th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

China - December 31st, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of part of China and southeast Asia, including areas of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia. The false colors indicate the strength of photosynthetic activity: from low (yellow), to good (green), to high (rusty red).

The countries show a generally good vegetation index. China’s Hainan Island is bright green, as is most of the country’s coastal here. A high index can be seen in some parts of Vietnam (particularly by the central left edge), and along the coast of Cambodia in the full image (bottom left).