Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-8/W20, 170-174, 2011
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XXXVIII-8-W20/170/2011/
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-8-W20-170-2011
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03 Sep 2012
DESERT ECOSYSTEMS: MAPPING, MONITORING & ASSESSMENT USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING
A. S. Arya1, Ajai1, P. S. Dhinwa1, V. S. Arya2, and R. S. Hooda2 1Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, India
2HaryanaRemote Sensing Applications Centre, Hisar, India
Keywords: Desertification, ecosystem, UNCCD, frost-heaving, cold desert Abstract. Desert ecosystems are unique but fragile ecosystems , mostly vulnerable to a variety of degradational processes like water erosion, vegetal degradation, salinity, wind erosion , water logging etc. Some researchers consider desertification to be a process of change, while others view it as the end result of a process of change. There is an urgent need to arrest the process of desertification and combat land degradation. Under the auspices of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad has undertaken the task of mapping, monitoring and assessment of desertification carrying out pilot project in hot and cold desert regions in drylands on 1:50,000 scale followed by systematic Desertification Status Mappaing (DSM) of India on 1:500,000 scale.
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Citation: Arya, A. S., Ajai, Dhinwa, P. S., Arya, V. S., and Hooda, R. S.: DESERT ECOSYSTEMS: MAPPING, MONITORING & ASSESSMENT USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-8/W20, 170-174, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-8-W20-170-2011, 2011.

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