EFFECT OF LAND DEGRADATION DEGREE ON THE LAND COVER TYPE USING GIS TECHNOLOGY IN THE WEST OF BAGHDAD /IRAQ

Authors

  • Ahmed Najeeb Unit of Remote sensing , College of Science, University of Baghdad. Baghdad-Iraq
  • Faleh Mahmood Unit of Remote sensing , College of Science, University of Baghdad. Baghdad-Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24996/

Keywords:

land Degredation, land cover, GIS technologies.

Abstract

In this study is the phenomenon of desertification risk assessment in the Abu Ghraib
area west of Baghdad / Iraq, which has an area of about (384.168 km 2), that the annual
mean temperature is more than (22 C °). Rainfall was low, ranging from the (200 mm)
per year for Iraq and (2.82) mm per year of the study area * temperature is high and
evaporation is also high (mm 7.73) per year *, so the climate in general of the dry type
and the system of soil moisture is the kind of Aridic ( Torric). To this study was to
identify three indicators to monitor for the period from 2001 - 2005 using GIS and these
indicators are (soil, groundwater and the nature of land use), using ArcGIS 9.1. The
results showed that the risk of desertification was part of the level observed in three out
of five and the other areas are also within the level significantly, but to a lesser extent, it
is possible to enter the top level if no aids by the authorities responsible for combating
desertification and land degradation.
*This data is the annual rate for the period (2001 to 2005).

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Published

2024-03-04

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Section

Remote Sensing

How to Cite

EFFECT OF LAND DEGRADATION DEGREE ON THE LAND COVER TYPE USING GIS TECHNOLOGY IN THE WEST OF BAGHDAD /IRAQ. (2024). Iraqi Journal of Science, 53(2), 444-453. https://doi.org/10.24996/

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