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Southeast Asia Showing a Generally Good Vegetation Index

16.0N 102.8E

April 9th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows parts of China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia (counterclockwise from upper right) in southeast Asia. Areas of low photosynthetic activity appear yellow, those with good activity green, and those with high activity red.

The majority of the image appear green, thus indicating a good vegetation index. A high index can be observed in places along the coast of Vietnam, peninsular Thailand, and a few other areas.

Much of the center of Thailand, dominated by the Chao Phraya river valley, has a lower index, appearsing yellow to light green in color. Areas in Cambodia around the Tonlé Sap Lake change abruptly from a good to a very low, whitish yellow index.

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