Satellite Monitoring of Land and Vegetation around Salalah City, Oman

ELnazir Ramadan, Abdelrahim Salih
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Remote Sensing   unpublished
The present study illustrates a method for monitoring the urban vegetation around Salalah city, in Dohfar region, Southern of Oman. Monitoring spatiotemporal changes in urban areas has become increasingly important as the number and proportion of urban residents continues to increase. The synoptic view of urban land cover provided by satellite and airborne sensors is an important complement to in situ measurements of physical, environmental and socioeconomic variables in urban settings. The
more » ... lts obtained have revealed a notable change in the vegetation cover in and around the City premises. In this study, we discussed methodology for measurement of urban vegetation and vegetation distributions based on band ratioing in Salalah city using Land sat TM imageries. A systematic analysis of the spatiotemporal dynamics of vegetation in urban areas is required to ensure a healthy sustainable environment.
doi:10.2991/eers-15.2015.24 fatcat:2hztmgw6qreppgyxxyxkdxk45u