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Vegetation Index of Southeast Asia

11.0N 106.7E

May 4th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Southeast Asia - April 27th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of part of Southeast Asia, including areas of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand (right to left, above), as well as Malaysia (below) and Indonesia (bottom of full image).

Most of the image shows predominantly good (green) to high (rusty red) photosynthetic activity, particularly in Malaysia and on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Some areas of low activity (yellow) can be observed in Cambodia near the Tonle Sap.

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.

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.

Hilly Interior of Siberut Island, Indonesia

1.3S 98.9E

March 4th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Indonesia - February 18th, 2011

This APM image shows the island of Siberut, the largest and northernmost of the Mentawai Islands, lying 150 kilometres west of Sumatra, Indonesia, in the Indian Ocean.

The east coast of the island has many islets, bays and coral reefs, while the west coast has many steep cliffs. The hilly interior of the island elevates to 384 metres.

Smaller islands adjacent to Siberut include Karamajet and Masokut which lie in the Bungalaut strait at the south of the island.

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