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|Title:||Evaluating exposure to land degradation in association with repetitive armed conflicts in North Lebanon using multi-temporal satellite data||Authors:||Mitri, George
Van Der Molen, Irna
|Affiliations:||Institute of Environment
Institute of Environment
Exposure to land degradation
Satellite remote sensing
Geographic object-based image analysis
|Issue Date:||2014||Part of:||Journal of environmental monitoring and assessment||Volume:||186||Issue:||11||Start page:||7655||End page:||7672||Abstract:||
Repetitive armed conflicts may be directly and indirectly responsible for severe biophysical modification to the environment. This, in turn, makes land more susceptible to degradation. Mapping and monitoring land degradation are essential for designing and implementing post-conflict recovery plans and informed policy decisions. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of repetitive armed conflicts on land degradation along the coastal zone of North Lebanon using multi-temporal satellite data. The specific objectives were to (1) identify a list of indicators for use in conjunction with satellite remote sensing, (2) monitor land cover change throughout repetitive events of armed conflicts and (3) model the effect of repetitive armed conflicts on land degradation. The methodology of work comprised the use of multi-temporal Landsat images and literature review data in GEographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) approach. The work resulted in the development of (1) a list of indicators to be employed, (2) land cover change detection maps with the use of multi-temporal Landsat images and, consequently, a fire risk associated with changes in vegetation cover throughout repetitive armed conflict events, and (3) an integrated approach for modelling the effect of repetitive armed conflicts on land degradation with the use of a composite land degradation index (CLDI). The final synthetic map showed four classes of exposure to land degradation associated with repetitive armed conflicts. Data collected from field visits showed that the final classification results highly reflected (average of 90 %) the effect of repetitive armed conflicts on the different classes of exposure to land degradation.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1970||Ezproxy URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Institute of Environment|
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