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Extraction of two kinds of bare lands around cities and its significance to city development
Author(s): R. Li; Y. M. Yue; Bo Liu; X. Zhang; X. Tian
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In china, especially in the North and Northwest, many cities suffer sand-dust or sand-storm attacks in winter and spring. There are two sand sources forming the bad weather, local sand source and other source out of local area. The second kind source needs state level activities to control sand movement and recover local ecological environment. For the local government, it should pay much attention to decreasing its inner sand & dust source, because the sand-stormy or sand-dusty weather causing by the local sand source usually comes abruptly and brings much damage frequently, and it is also hard to forecast it. However, people always emphasize all-year bare land controlling and pay less attention to seasonal bare land (especially in winter and spring seasons) which caused by unreasonable agricultural pattern. In this paper, taking Beijing as the test area, using MODIS vegetation index time-series data, all-year and seasonal bare land had been classified. The data set used was 16-day composited EVI time-series with a 250m spatial resolution. After filtered and reconstructed, this paper applied the parallelepiped classification algorithm to the data set, and emphasized the all-year bare land with lower EVI value and seasonal bare land with lower EVI value just in spring and winter. Taking accord of local terrain, infield was the main part of seasonal bare land. The experiment result showed that all-year bare land mainly distributes in northwest Beijing, the joint area of Beijing, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia, especially in Inner Mongolia. Seasonal bare land mainly distributes in northwest and west Beijing, gathering in northwest Hebei, east Shanxi; there are also some ones in Daxing, fangshan, changpin, yanqing, miyun, shunyi, and tongzhou areas of Beijing. These two kind bare lands were all possible contributor to sand storm or sand dust weather in Beijing. Considering wind direction and terrain information of Beijing area, some possible sand source could be found. This paper emphasized the research of seasonal bare land, which is easily neglected in common work for sand and dust prevention. The paper considered that much attention should be paid to change the original cultivation pattern through the reasonable guidance, to realize the balance between the economic efficiency and environment benefit, and finally, reduce the local sand dust harm gradually by such development strategy. For the governors in north China, it is also essential to take accord of this factor when designing city development plan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9158, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 18th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 915812 (14 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063692
Show Author Affiliations
R. Li, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
Y. M. Yue, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (China)
Bo Liu, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (China)
X. Zhang, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
X. Tian, Xiangtan Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying Institute (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9158:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 18th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Jie Shan; Boqin Zhu, Editor(s)

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