Application of Remote Sensing in Coastal Region – Case Study
Hemraj R. Kumavat1, Ganesh V. Tapkire2
1Prof. Hemraj R. Kumavat, Department of Civil Engineering, North Maharashtra University, R C Patel Instuite of Technology, Shirpur, India.
2Prof. Ganesh V. Tapkire, Department of Civil Engineering, North Maharashtra University, R C Patel Instuite of Technology, Shirpur, India
Manuscript received on 06 March 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 26 March 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2015 | PP: 13-16 | Volume-4 Issue-10, March 2015 | Retrieval Number: J19880341015/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: The coastal sea shore line presents serious problems to land use due to flooding, erosion, pollution, and emerging threat posed by rising sea level due to tidal currents. All these require constant monitoring and preventive measure in order to control economy. There are various methods in practice to monitor the coastal processes via, aerial survey, bathymetric mapping, land use and land cover mapping by remote sensing. In this research paper, the changes in the coastal environment and shoreline behavior in Vasai creek are analyzed by using remotely sensed digital data. Visual interpretation of water quality and study the dispersion of polluted water of sea shore line. The land form features changes were quantified by unsupervised classification technique and which will be vital information for coastal planning for development works. The coastal sea shore line of Vasai creek was observed in year of Jan 1999 and Feb 2001 had undergone some significant change in the area of human settlement, salty land and barren land. There was small increase in the area of human settlement; decrease in salty and barren land was observed. The Pollution influx of Mahim creek and Malad creeks were observed. After studied all results the shoreline of Vasai creek was fairly stable.
Keywords: Remote Sensing DATA, Satellite imagery.
Scope of the Article: Remote Sensing