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Historical Land Use/Land Cover Classification Using Remote Sensing

A Case Study of the Euphrates River Basin in Syria

Authors: Al-Fares, Wafi

  • Presents an experimental case study with a step-by-step methodology and clear and simple illustrations and tables
  • Deals with a politically important area (Syria and Euphrates-River-Basin)
  • Important scientific advance: work regarding covered period, geographical location and the used data is currently underrepresented in the literature
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Although the development of remote sensing techniques focuses greatly on construction of new sensors with higher spatial and spectral resolution, it is advisable to also use data of older sensors (especially, the LANDSAT-mission) when the historical mapping of land use/land cover and monitoring of their dynamics are needed. Using data from LANDSAT missions as well  as from Terra (ASTER) Sensors, the authors shows in his book maps of historical land cover changes with a focus on agricultural irrigation projects.


The kernel of this study was whether, how and to what extent applying the various remotely sensed data that were used here, would be an effective approach to classify the historical and current land use/land cover, to monitor the dynamics of land use/land cover during the last four decades, to map the development of the irrigation areas, and to classify the major strategic winter- and summer-irrigated agricultural crops in the study area of the Euphrates River Basin.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Al-Fares, Wafi

    Pages 1-9

  • Theoretical Background and State of the Art

    Al-Fares, Wafi

    Pages 11-38

  • Overview of Study Area

    Al-Fares, Wafi

    Pages 39-48

  • Data

    Al-Fares, Wafi

    Pages 49-61

  • Research Methodology

    Al-Fares, Wafi

    Pages 63-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Land Use/Land Cover Classification Using Remote Sensing
Book Subtitle
A Case Study of the Euphrates River Basin in Syria
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00624-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00624-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00623-9
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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