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Bila, Kuala and Barumur Rivers on Sumatra, Indonesia

2.7N 100.0E

March 15th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Indonesia - February 18th, 2011

This APM image shows two rivermouths on the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra: that of the Kualu River (left) and that formed by the confluence of the Bila River (middle) and the Barumur River (right). The rivers spill into the Malacca Strait.

The land visible is part of the province of North Sumatra, which stretches across the island of Sumatra between the Indian Ocean and the Malacca Strait. The province contains a broad, low plain along the Strait of Malacca. In the south and west, the land rises to the mountain range that runs the length of Sumatra (visible in the full image).

Vegetation Index of Malaysia and Sumatra, Indonesia

2.5N 101.3E

March 11th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Indonesia - February 18th, 2011

This FAPAR image depicts the vegetation index of the Indonesian island of Sumatra (below) and Malaysia (above). The two are separated by the Strait of Malacca.

Both Sumatra and Malaysia show a mixed vegetation index ranging from good to high. Areas of good photosynthetic activity appear green, while those of high activity are rusty red in color.