MONITORING OF EGYPTIAN COASTAL LAKES USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES
- 1Environmental hydraulics, Institute of environmental studies and researches, Ain Shams University, Egypt
- 2Environment and Climate Changes Research Institute (ECRI), National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt
Keywords: Change Detection, classification, Land Cover, land reclamation
Abstract. The Northern Lakes play a significant role in Egyptian economy for fish production in Egypt. Until 1991, these Lakes have always contributed more than 40% of the country's total fish production, but at present this has decreased to less than 12.22% as they serve as reservoirs for drainage waters, which contaminated with anthropogenic materials. Since Remote sensing and GIS are suitable and valuable techniques to identify the rate of land reclamation of the coastal lakes over the last three decades. This was undertaken using different kinds of imagery to employ historical remotely sensed data to reveal the long-term changes in the physical characteristics of the lagoon. This paper explains how remote sensing coupled with GIS can be used for lake monitoring applied on some Egyptian coastal lakes as example.