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Environmental and geomorphological consequences at Acheloos Delta in western Greece due to anthropogenic interferences using GIS
Author(s): Victor Sabot; Niki Evelpidou; Andreas Vassilopoulos
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we study the coastal zone in the region of Acheloos' River mouth and delta. In recent yeras, this region has been subjected to a series of environmental changes, primarily due to intense human activity concerning large hydroelectric dams. These dams created between 1960 and 1986 are responsible for important changes of the river's flow. The purpose of this study is to record the changes that have occurred between those yeras and present time; to define and analyze their possible consequences on the coastal geomorphology of the region. For this reason we used topographical and geological maps, aerial photos and finally satellite photos. A geographical database has been created in a GIS with environmental, geological, geomorphological and anthropogenic features of the studied aera. All digital data were analyzed spatially and quantitative in order to describe the change of delta shape, size and finally the occupied land use. Finally different thematic maps were created showing the geomorphological and environmental changes during those years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4886, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, (14 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.464332
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Sabot, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Niki Evelpidou, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Andreas Vassilopoulos, Univ. of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4886:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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