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Analysis of hydrological changes in lakes of Asian arid zone by satellite data
Author(s): Yasunori Nakayama; Sotaro Tanaka; Toshiro Sugimura; Kunihiko Endo
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method and results for the investigation of the recent hydrological changes in Aral Sea and Lake Balkhash of Central Asia using multi-temporal satellite data. Landcover change of the lakes and their vicinity from 1960s to 1990s were analyzed by comparing the landcover classification images. Using the analyzed satellite images, a bathymetric map and the meteorological observations, change estimation of water volume and levels, and analysis of water balance in lakes were carried out. It is presumed that the change in Aral Sea has been affected by human activities. Contrary to this, the change of lake Balkhash has been affected by both human and natural dimensions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3222, Earth Surface Remote Sensing, (30 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298148
Show Author Affiliations
Yasunori Nakayama, Remote Sensing Technology Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Sotaro Tanaka, Remote Sensing Technology Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Toshiro Sugimura, Remote Sensing Technology Ctr. of Japan (Japan)
Kunihiko Endo, Nihon Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3222:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing
Giovanna Cecchi; Edwin T. Engman; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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