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Title: Determination of urban growth in catchment areas in Cyprus using multi-temporal remotely sensed data: risk assessment study
Authors: Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.
Scientific Field: Engineering & Technology
Scientific Field: Civil Engineering
Subjects: Cities and towns--growth
City planning
Urban development
Urbanization
Open access publishing
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Copernicus publications
Citation: Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 2012, Volume 10, Pages 2235-2240
Abstract: The aim of this study is to quantify the actual urbanization activity near the catchment area in the urban area of interest located in the vicinity of the Agriokalamin River area of Kissonerga Village in Paphos District. Remotely sensed data such as aerial photos, Landsat-5/7 TM/ETM+ and Quickbird image data have been used to track the urbanization activity from 1963 to 2008. In-situ GPS measurements have been used to locate in-situ the boundaries of the catchment area. The results clearly illustrate that tremendous urban development has taken place ranging from 0.9 to 33% from 1963 to 2008, respectively. A flood risk assessment and hydraulic analysis were also performed
Type: Article
ISSN: 1561-8633
1684-9981
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-2235-2010
Rights: © Author(s) 2010. CC Attribution 3.0 License
Affiliation: Cyprus University of Technology
Country: Cyprus
Journal Type: Open Access
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