DETERMINATION OF LAND-USE DYNAMICS IN A LAGOON WATERSHED BY REMOTELY SENSED DATA


ERTURK A., Algancı U., Tanik A. G. , Şeker D. Z.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.21, pp.3052-3058, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.3052-3058

Abstract

Extensive use of land and water resources results in changes in land-use and properties; wetlands are drained, reservoirs are built, settlements extend, and forests are converted to farmlands. Such changes affect the hydrology and ecology of a watershed. Further effects are pollution of the environment and deterioration of habitats. To follow the temporal change of land-use and corresponding properties, extensive laborious studies include data gathering from various state offices and field surveys. Remote sensing (RS) supported analyses, on the other hand, reduce the necessary manpower.