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Change analysis on land: sandy desertification and vegetation cover in Zhengzhou City, China in the last 10 years
Author(s): Huailiang Chen; Zixuan Du; Xuefen Zhang; Zhongyang Liu; Shitao Wang; Jun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Using Landsat TM and ETM+ images in 1993 and 2004 to interpret the variation of land use and vegetation cover in Zhengzhou area, a study is conducted on the current situation and change of desertification and vegetation cover during 1993-2004, indicating that the desertification has been under control, leading to the decline of the area and most of the waste land converted into arable land, but nevertheless vegetative coverage has dropped by 0.43% in this study period, and especially the woodland has greatly decreased, responsible for lowered vegetation area and vulnerable ecological environment. Some countermeasures are proposed against desertification and for expanding vegetation coverage in an effort to form a good ecosystem in the research area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6298, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III, 629820 (27 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679274
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Huailiang Chen, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Zixuan Du, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Xuefen Zhang, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Zhongyang Liu, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Shitao Wang, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Jun Wang, Henan Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6298:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III
Wei Gao; Susan L. Ustin, Editor(s)

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