Assessing NDVI Spatial Pattern as Related to Irrigation and Soil Salinity Management in Al-Hassa Oasis, Saudi Arabia

Yousef Y. Aldakheel
2011 Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing  
Sustainability of irrigated agriculture in arid and semi arid lands depends, mainly on the level of soil salinity and the quality of irrigation water. Remotely sensed data can provide information about the extent of vegetated irrigated areas. Al-Hassa oasis, Saudi Arabia is probably the largest oasis in the world depends mostly on tapped ground water to irrigate mainly date palm groves for its economic survival. This study tried to investigate the extent of soil salinity and the quality of
more » ... the quality of irrigation water and the relationship with vegetation growth, employing NDVI derived from Landsat satellite imagery.
doi:10.1007/s12524-010-0057-z fatcat:6wgrqgl4unhqbfitvntenqmrxy