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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.

High Vegetation Index Along Slopes of Tenasserim Hills, Myanmar and Thailand – November 18th, 2011

17.6N 98.2E

November 18th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Vegetation Index

Myanmar and Thailand - November 8th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Myanmar (left) and Thailand (right). Visible in the lower left quadrant is the sediment-filled Gulf of Martaban, in Myanmar.

The vegetation index is generally good (green) throughout the image, with some areas of low (yellow) activity, particularly at the high altitudes of the Himalayas (top). The index is highest (rusty red) along the slopes of the Tenasserim Hills (or Tenasserim Range). Despite their relatively scant altitude these mountains form an effective barrier between Thailand and Myanmar in their northern and central region, extending to the Kra Isthmus into the Malay peninsula.

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.

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