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This book will present new research regarding the interdisciplinary applications of spatial information sciences for identification, assessment, monitoring, and modeling issues related to natural resources and environmental management. It will focus on the creation, collection, storage, processing, modeling, interpretation, display and dissemination of spatio-temporal data, which could greatly aid with environmental management issues including ecosystem change, resource utilization, land use management, and environmental pollution. The positive environmental impacts of information technology advancements with regard to global environmental and climate change will also be discussed.
Explains how geospatial information can best serve environmental management needs, including ecosystem change, resource utilization, land use management, and environmental pollution.
Examines the environmental impacts of information technology advancements with regard to global environmental and climate change.
Focuses on the creation, collection, storage, processing, modeling, interpretation, display and dissemination of environmental spatio-temporal data.
Presents examples of applications for spatial information sciences regarding the assessment, monitoring, and modeling of natural resources.
Includes practical case studies in every chapter.
Geospatial Applications for Natural Resources Management
1. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Urban Expansion and Its Impact on Surface Temperature and Water Bodies
[Chander Kumar Singh, M. Kumari, N. Kikon, and R.K. Tomar]
2. Landscape Pattern and Dynamics in a Fast-Growing City, Khamis-Mushyet, Saudi Arabia, Using Geoinformation Technology
[Javed Mallick and Hoang Thi Hang]
3. Understanding the Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Glaciers: Application of Geospatial Technology
[Shruti Dutta and AL. Ramanathan]
4. Urban Imprints on City's Environment-Unfolding Four Metro Cities of India
[Richa Sharma and P.K. Joshi]
5. Predictive Modeling of a Metropolitan City in India Using a Land Change Modeling Approach
[Akanksha Balha and Chander Kumar Singh]
6. Performance Analysis of Different Predictive Algorithms for the Land Features Modeling
[Pradeep Kumar, Rajendra Prasad, Arti Choudhary, and Sudhir Kumar Singh]
7. Urban Growth and Management in Lucknow City, the Capital of Uttar Pradesh
[Akanksha Balha and Chander Kumar Singh]
8. Change in Volume of Glaciers and Glacierets in Two Catchments of Western Himalayas, India since 1993-2015
[Mohd Soheb, AL. Ramanathan, Manish Pandey, and Sarvagya Vatsal]
9. Analysis of Drainage Morphometry and Tectonic Activity in the Dehgolan Basin Kurdistan, Iran, Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
[Payam Sajadi, Amit Singh, Saumitra Mukherjee, Harshita Asthana, P Pingping. Luo, and Kamran Chapi]
10. Fog-A Ground Observation-Based Climatology and Forecast over North India
[Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Rohit Sharma, Kamna Sachdeva, and Anu Rani Sharma]
11. Estimation of Evapotranspiration through Open Access Earth Observation Data Sets and Its Validation with Ground Observation
[Kishan Singh Rawat, Sudhir Kumar Singh, and Anju Bala]
12. Use of Hydrological Modeling Coupled with Geographical Information System for Plotting Sustainable Management Framework
[Pankaj Kumar and Chander Kumar Singh]
13. CERES-Rice Model to Define Management Strategies for Rice Production; Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration Estimation during Drought Years-A Study over Parts of Madhya Pradesh, India
[Sourabh Shrivastava, S.C. Kar, and Anu Rani Sharma]
14. Simulation of Hydrologic Processes through Calibration of SWAT Model with MODIS Evapotranspiration Data for an Ungauged Basin in Western Himalaya, India
15. Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Nutrient Concentration in and around Kabar Tal Wetland, Begusarai (Bihar), India
[Rajesh Kumar Ranjan and Priyanka Kumari]
16. Evaluation of Spectral Mapping Methods of Mineral Aggregates and Rocks along the Thrust Zones of Uttarakhand Using Hyperion Data
[Soumendu Shekhar Roy and Chander Kumar Singh]
17. Assessment of Flood-Emanated Impediments to Kaziranga National Park Grassland Ecosystem-A Binocular Vision with Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
[Surajit Ghosh, Subrata Nandy, Debarati Chakraborty, and Raj Kumar]