Satellite image processing and geo-statistical methods for assessing land degradation around watering points in the Ust-Urt Plateau, Kazakhstan

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Abstract

Landdegradation aroundwateringpoints has beenwell observedby satellite images in many drylands around the world. It can be recognized as radial brightness belts fading as a function of the distance from the wells. The primary goal of this study was to characterize the spatial and temporal land degradation/rehabilitation in Ust-Urt plateau, Kazakhstan, in terms of vegetation and soil patterns, during different key historic periods, with respect to socio-economic changes before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages313-322
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203875445
ISBN (Print)9780415397698
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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