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Land-cover changes in Tarim Basin (1964-2000): application of post-classification change detection technique
Author(s): Liangxu Li; E. F. Lambin; Weicheng Wu; M. Servais
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Paper Abstract

This study is located in Tarim Basin southern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Owing to the special landform of the basin, it has considered as one of the most representative region in arid and semi-arid lands in the globe. More and more scientists had paid attention to focus on its land-use and land-cover change. Expanding oases, soils salinization and dying poplar forest are the major changes in this region over the past forty years. Thus to investigate the reasonable causes and consequences for above three highlights, post-classification comparison change detection, which was considered as one of the most effective method among change detection techniques, was carried out between two satellite images of Landsat ETM in 2000 and Corona panchromatic in 1964. This paper is also concerned with the exact selection of experimental sites in critical region by individually designing several comparable areas for corresponding research purpose aimed at extract human-induced impacts from natural formed influence. In order to have a general understanding of this region, relative researches such as climate change as well as socioeconomic evolution was also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 4890, Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466756
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Liangxu Li, Urumqi Desert Meteorological Institute, CMA (China)
E. F. Lambin, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Weicheng Wu, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
M. Servais, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4890:
Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land
Xiaoling Pan; Wei Gao; Michael H. Glantz; Yoshiaki Honda, Editor(s)

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