January 9, 2012 Floods Recede in Ayutthaya
December 1, 2011 Floods Recede in Ayutthaya
acquired January 9, 2012 download large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5371x10501 - left)
acquired December 1, 2011 download large image (13 MB, JPEG, 5491x10561 - right)
Floods Recede in Ayutthaya
acquired January 9, 2012 download large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5371x10501)
Floods Recede in Ayutthaya
acquired December 1, 2011 download large image (13 MB, JPEG, 5491x10561)

Flood waters continued receding in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya in December 2011 and January 2012. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured the top image on January 9, 2012, and the bottom image on December 1, 2011.

In December 2011, dark brown-green floodwater surrounds the city, obscuring boundaries between agricultural fields. In January, the patchwork of fields has emerged, especially south of the city. Although considerably more flooded than in January, Ayutthaya does show better conditions in December 2011 than in November, when the city was just starting to dry out.

Located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. The city was founded in the fourteenth century, and is now attracts many tourists.

  1. References

  2. World Heritage. (2011). Historic City of Ayutthaya. UNESCO. Accessed January 13, 2012.

NASA Earth Observatory image created by Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Michon Scott.

Instrument(s): 
EO-1 - ALI

Floods Recede in Ayutthaya

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