• Spatio-temporal dynamics of land cover and land surface temperature in Ganges–Brahmaputra delta: A comparative analysis between India and Bangladesh
    Author: Chaudhuri G and Mishra N B
    Source: Applied Geography 68: p.68–83
    Keywords: land cover, land use, delta region
    Year: 2016
    Author Affiliation: Department of Geography and Earth Science, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 2022 Cowley Hall, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Abstract:The objective of the paper is to compare and contrast the process and pattern of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) and Land Surface Temperature (LST) changes between India and Bangladesh parts of the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta (GBD) region. To address the objective, multi-temporal satellite images were used to produce LULC and LST maps for the region. LULC and LST change trajectory, and their interaction with each other were analysed. Further, intensity analysis was used for detailed analysis of LULC change pattern. For further analysis with focus on urban change, few selected cities were used for analysis. The results and the data produced in the paper are significant for monitoring LULC changes, for developing spatial decision support system, and thus, will be helpful to address the current challenges of land management in the GBD region. Changes in the LULC and LST are important indicators of GBD's environmental health and access its vulnerability and thus the present findings serve as baseline information for future studies seeking to examine the impact of differential policies on the LULC change in the region

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