Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Environmental Management
Abbasi, S.A. & Chari, K.B.
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Book ID : 29001
ISBN-10 : 81-7141-963-1 / 8171419631
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7141-963-0 / 9788171419630
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
xi, 306p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Section I: Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. Wetland: An overview; Section II: The Kaliveli Lake: 3. Kaliveli Wetland: A Typical Bulwark against Drought; Section III: Land use Pattern and Soil Quality of Kaliveli and its Surroundings: 4. Assessing Land Use/Land cover of Kaliveli Watershed using Remote Sensing and GIS: Implications for conservation; 5. Soil Quality of Kaliveli and its surroundings; Section IV: Water Quality of Kaliveli Lake: 6. Water quality of Kaliveli lake; 7. Ground water quality of Kaliveli Lake and its surroundings; Section V: Productivity, Flora and Fauna: 8. Primary productivity of Kaliveli: A rare estuarine wetland of South Indian Peninsula; 9. Macro Flora and the plankton of Kaliveli; 10. Fishes of the Kaliveli lake; 11. Avifauna of Kaliveli; Section VI: In Parting...; 12. In parting...Overview.
Among the techniques and tools capable of assisting in resources identification, mapping and utilization, GIS (Geographic information system) has had the most spectacular growth. With in a few years of its formal introduction, GIS has come to influence each and every dimension of resource science. Soon after it was introduced in the early 1970's, GIS began to acquire tremendous power and reach when it was used in tandem with remote sensing. Now, as newer advancements occur in the fields of information technology and communication engineering, the value and reach of GIS proportionately increases. Kaliveli, situated 130 km. south of Chennai, is one of the largest wetlands of peninsular India. It has had a very powerful influence on the microclimate and natural resources of the region. It is also one of the most important wintering grounds for migratory birds. In this book the authors have presented GIS based techniques for swift and effective management of wetlands. The do-how is illustrated with Kaliveli as the test case.