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Author Al-Fares, Wafi

Title Historical land use/land cover classification using remote sensing : a case study of the Euphrates River Basin in Syria / Wafi Al-Fares
Published Cham ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps
Series SpringerBriefs in geography
SpringerBriefs in geography.
Contents Introduction -- Theoretical Background and State of the Art -- Overview of Study Area -- Data -- Research Methodology -- Results, Analysis and Discussion -- Summary, Concluding Remarks and Recommendations
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Land use -- Syria -- Remote sensing.
Land cover -- Syria -- Remote sensing.
Euphrates River Valley.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319006231
331900624X (electronic bk.)
9783319006246 (electronic bk.)