Analysis of land cover/use changes using Landsat 5 TM data and indices


OSGOUEI P. E. , Kaya S.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, cilt.189, sa.4, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 189 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10661-017-5818-5
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT

Özet

Urban expansion and unprecedented rural to urban transition, along with a huge population growth, are major driving forces altering land cover/use in metropolitan areas. Many of the land cover classes such as farmlands, wetlands, forests, and bare soils have been transformed during the past years into human settlements. Identification of the city growth trends and the impact of it on the vegetation cover of an area is essential for a better understanding of the sustainability of urban development processes, both planned and unplanned. Analyzing the causes and consequences of land use dynamics helps local government, urban planners, and managers for the betterment of future plans and minimizing the negative effects.