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Volume :48 Issue : 2 2020      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Investigating Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes of Failaka Island: A Study in Geography and Geoarchaeology

Auther : Muhammad G Almatar Hassan Ashkanani Ahmed Hassan

The study aims to 1- Analysis of the land-use and lanc-cover changes of Failaka Island between 1958-2018. 2- Provides a topographic survey of the island's coastline and a classification of its geomorphologyical features. 3 - Identification of its archaeological sites by using a drone to kame a terrain model.
Methods: The sutdy used several methods such as, a medium to high-resolution image analysis of the land-use and land-cover changes: World Ciew 2-50cm 2010 and 2018; Landsat 8; aerial photography; Drone images and a digityal elevation model (DEM), to analysis the expected sea level changes by the end of this century. This study also created a geodatabase of thie island that can be adapted for future studies. Results: The results emphasize the importance of preserving thi historical and ecological features of the island while developing its infrastructructure.
Keyowrds: Geoarchaeology; Urban Geomorphology; Failaka Island; GIS, RS.

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