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Titiwangsa Mountains Along Malay Peninsula

7.0N 99.9E

June 20th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Malay Peninsula - January 6th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Malay Peninsula (or Thai-Malay Peninsula), a peninsula in Southeast Asia (visible in its entirety in the full image). The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland. The area contains the southernmost tip of Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Southern Thailand.

The image shows the ridges and contours of the Titiwangsa Mountains, part of the Tenasserim Hills system, that 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.

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).

Vegetation Index of Malay Peninsula

5.8N 101.1E

April 26th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Malaysia - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the photosynthetic activity of part of the Malay Peninsula, a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland. Here, the index of photosynthetic activity ranges mostly from good (green) to high (rusty red), with a few, sparse patches of low (yellow) activity visible.

Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Malay Peninsula

3.1N 101.6E

March 24th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Malaysia - January 6th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the city of Kuala Lumpur (visible as a bright white area towards the upper left), the capital of Malaysia, on the Malay Peninsula, and the city-state of Singapore (visible at the right edge), just off the peninsula’s coast. The peninsula is a landmass in Southeast Asia that runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland.

The Titiwangsa Mountains are part of the Tenasserim Hills system, and form the backbone of the Peninsula (more of this range is visible upon opening the full image). The Strait of Malacca separates the Malay Peninsula from the Indonesian island of Sumatra while the south coast is separated from the island of Singapore by the Straits of Johor.

Singapore is a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 km north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is highly urbanised but almost half of the country is covered by greenery. More land is being created for development through land reclamation.

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.

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