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Vegetation Index of Thailand and Neighbors

16.2N 103.3E

February 11th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Thailand - January 26th, 2010

Thailand - January 26th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows parts of Thailand (left), Cambodia (center) and Vietnam (right), in southeast Asia.  Parts of Laos are also included although mostly covered by clouds. Areas of high photosynthetic activity appear dark red, those with good activity green, and those with low activity yellow.

The northeast of Thailand, Isan, consists of the Khorat Plateau, bordered to the east by the Mekong River. This area shows a good vegetation index, increasing to high in some areas.

The centre of the country is dominated by the predominantly flat Chao Phraya river valley, which runs into the Gulf of Thailand. This area appears yellow to light green, indicating a lower vegetation index than on the plateau.

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