Gordana Kaplan

Gordana Kaplan
Eskisehir Technical University, Eskisehir, Turkey · Institute of Earth and Space Sciences

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Introduction
After finishing her PhD in 2019, Gordana Jovanovska Kaplan started to work as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Earth and Space Sciences, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey. Her interests include but are not limited to Earth Observation Remote Sensing, GIS, Environmental Research etc.
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January 2015 - April 2019
Eskisehir Technical University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Position
  • PhD
Education
September 2012 - July 2014

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Publications (88)
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Water body extraction is an important part of water resource management and has been the topic of a number of research works related to remote sensing for over two decades. Extracting water bodies from satellite images with a pixel-based method or indexes cannot eliminate other objects that have a low albedo, such as shadows and built-up areas. Sin...
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As wetlands are one of the world's most important ecosystems, their vulnerability necessitates the constant monitoring and mapping of their changes. Satellite-based remote sensing has become an essential data source for mapping and monitoring wetlands. As wetlands are dynamic ecosystems, their classification depends on many different parameters. Ho...
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Wetlands are transition zone where the flow of water, the cycling of carbon and nutrients, and the energy to form a unique ecosystem are characterized by its hydrology, soils, and vegetation, between dryland and water. Over the years, remote sensing techniques have proven to be a successful tool for monitoring wetlands. Both optical and microwave e...
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As one of the most important ecosystems, wetlands are threatened from both natural and anthropogenic activities. Mapping wetland is one of the curtail needs in order to prevent further loss. Since the beginning of the Remote Sensing revolution, different approaches using satellite images have been used for mapping and monitoring wetlands. In this...
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Predicting soil chemical properties such as soil organic carbon (SOC) and available phosphorus (Ava-P) content is critical in areas where different land uses exist. The distribution of SOC and Ava-P is influenced by both natural and anthropogenic factors. This study aimed at (1) predicting SOC and Ava-P in a piedmont plain of Northeast Iran using t...
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National land-cover maps are essential for the development of the countries as land-use patterns have shifted dramatically throughout the world in the previous decades. With the latest development in the remote sensing community, the power and ease of web-mapping and web-based map and GIS services have increased. This work investigates several data...
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Recently, object detection has experienced significant progress. However, in the field of remote sensing, it is still under investigation for real-time detection of small objects because of the limited resolution and information. The detection of a predefined object, such as heavy vehicle, is vital in some applications. This study aims to improve...
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The spatial variation of several dynamic chemical soil characteristics is greatly influenced by land cover and land use. High-accuracy land use and land cover (LULC) classification have enormous promise for temporal scale evaluation of soil characteristics. The study aims to evaluate the performance of linear and non-linear classification methods i...
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Crops such as cannabis, poppy, and coca tree are used to make illicit and addictive drugs. Detection and mapping of such crops can be significant for the controlled growth of the plants, thus supporting the prevention of illegal production. Remote sensing has the ability to monitor areas for cannabis growing. However, in the scientific literature,...
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Oil contamination is a major source of pollution in the environment. It may take decades for oil-contaminated soils to be remedied. This study models oil-contaminated soils using one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters, the onshore oil spill in the desert of Kuwait in 1991. This work uses state-of-art remote sensing technologies and mac...
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The negative impact humans have on the environment directly affects the environmental security. Over the years, it has been proven that wars make drastic and sometimes unrecoverable environmental damage. Remote sensing has played a main role in providing necessary data for spatio-temporal analysis. This paper reviews remote sensing implementation o...
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Due to the gradual drying of parts of Urmia Lake, several centers of salt dust which is created and influence the agriculture, economy, public health and causes migrations within the region of the Urmia Lake. Hence, knowing the temporal and spatial distribution of this phenomenon is very important to quantify these effects. In the present study, us...
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Effective post-event emergency management contributes substantially to communities' earthquake resilience, and one of the most crucial actions following an earthquake is building damage assessment. On-site inspections are dangerous, expensive, and time-consuming. Remote sensing techniques have shown great potential in localizing the most damaged re...
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Türkiye’de SARD-CoV-2 virüsünün yayılımını durdurmak amacıyla 15 Mart 2020 yılı ile 01 Mart 2021 tarihleri arasında kısmi ve tam kapanmalar uygulanmıştır. Ancak bu süre zarfında sanayi bölgesinde bulunan fabrikalar çalışmaya devam etmiştir. Bu durum popülasyon hareketliliğinin hava kalitesi üzerindeki etkilerini sınırlarken sanayi bölgelerinin hava...
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Aralık 2019'da, COVID-19 olarak da bilinen şiddetli akut solunum sendromu koronavirüsünün (SARS-CoV-2) ilk vakaları Çin'in Wuhan kentinde ortaya çıkmıştır. 2020'nin başlarında virüs, önce İtalya'da ardından Avrupa'da hızla yayılmıştır. İnsan yaşamını tehdit eden bu salgın karşısında tüm dünyada pandeminin yayılımını durdurmak için birtakım önlemler...
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Aim of the study: Our world is exposed to forest fires and threatens both natural and human environments. Remote sensing is one of the effective techniques to monitor forest fires. However, accessing and processing data on the field is challenging for researchers as it is costly and time-consuming. Study area: In this study, the Mersin-Gulnar fire...
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With the developing technologies, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles’s (UAV) is increasing in all areas. Compared with the conventional photogrammetry and remote sensing sensors, UAVs are more convenient to collect data for small areas. In this study, the accuracy of UAV products was investigated in the archeological area of Eskişehir Şarhöyük. In...
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With the increase of anthropogenic activities, the importance of the essence of life, water, proportionally continues to rise. The effective use of water is vital as an important role in socio economic development of nations. Thus, frequent water bodies monitoring is a crucial part of their sustainable management. As remote sensing data is useful i...
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Soil salinity is a major threat to the continuity of sustainable agriculture and food provision and the soil structure deterioration. In this context, determining, reducing and managing soil salinity is very important for creating sustainable modern agriculture. Determining soil salinity is generally carried out in the laboratory environment and de...
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Soil salinization is a ubiquitous global problem. The literature supports the integration of remote sensing (RS) techniques and field measurements as effective methods for developing soil salinity prediction models. The objectives of this study were to (i) estimate the level of soil salinity in Abu Dhabi using spectral indices and field measurement...
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In recent years, Kabul city's rapid urbanization has adversely affected the urban land cover, such as surface water bodies and croplands. Surface water resources are threatened due to overpopulation in the city either qualitatively or quantitatively, also croplands are being lost with the development of urbanization activities through the city. To...
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Assessment of water-related disaster risk is essential for risk mitigation and management for sustainable development. This problem arises with transboundary waters, adding geopolitical problems to the existing ones. For moving borders, such as the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, mapping and monitoring of the river dynamic...
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Sürdürülebilir su kaynakları yönetiminde kuraklığın izlenmesi, göller gibi su kütleleri için oldukça önemlidir. Su alanlarının haritalanması ve izlenmesi için uzaktan algılama yöntemleri ve teknikleri, son yıllarda başarılı bir şekilde kullanılmaktadır. Bu çalışmada Göller Yöresi bölgesinde, Isparta ile Burdur illeri arasında bulunan Burdur Gölü'nü...
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Soil salinity is a major threat to the continuity of sustainable agriculture and the provision of food as well as the deterioration of the structure of the soil. In this context, determining, reducing, and managing soil salinity is very important for the process of creating sustainable modern agriculture. The process of determining soil salinity is...
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Urbanization is accompanied by rapid social and economic development, while the process of urbanization causes the degradation of the natural ecology. Direct loss in vegetation biomass from areas with a high probability of urban expansion can contribute to the total emissions from tropical deforestation and land-use change. Monitoring of urban expa...
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Land cover assessment and monitoring are essential for sustainable management of natural resources and environmental protection. Object-based image analysis (OBIA) for land cover classification has become an area of interest due to its superiority over the pixel-based classification method. In this study, we combine OBIA with rule-set semi-automate...
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The 2019 pandemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus Diseases (COVID-19) has posed a substantial threat to public health and major global economic losses. The Northern Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (NEUAE) had imposed intense preventive lockdown measures. On the first of April 2020, a lockdown was implemented. It was assumed,...
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As the essence of life, water is one of the most important substances on Earth. In the last few decades, the aquatic ecosystem, has been faced with serious challenges due to overuse of water and negative effects of climate change. Thus, water monitoring is essential for water management. In the last few decades, remote sensing and Geographic Inform...
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In order to prevent serious damages from a possible earthquake and to determine the possible losses, in settlements under earthquake risk, it is very important to extract building inventory information for further determination of the performance of existing buildings. As conventional methods, such as field investigations, can be time-consuming and...
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Rapid economic development and population growth lead to fast urban expansion in both urban and rural landscapes. Accurate and updated mapping of urban expansions is essential in urban and territorial planning for sustainable and strategic urban development. Using Earth Observation (EO) technologies, the classification of urban areas in a rural lan...
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As the essence of life, water is one of the most important substances on Earth. In the last few decades, the aquatic ecosystem, has been faced with serious challenges due to overuse of water and negative effects of climate change. Thus, water monitoring is essential for water management. In the last few decades, remote sensing and Geographic Inform...
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In recent years, remote sensing and deep learning methods and techniques have been successfully used for mapping and monıtorıng water area changes. In this study, the changes occurring in the level and area of the Akşehir Lake in the long-term period were examined by geographic information systems and remote sensing techniques. In this study we use...
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River morphological dynamics result from processes involving discharge flow, debris and sediment transport, channel migration, and floodplain erosion and accretion. Understanding the river channel dynamics is an essential component of the development of the most environmentally acceptable and sustainable fluvial projects. In this study, part of the...
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Knowledge of forest structure is key to understanding, managing, and preserving forest biodiversity and function. With the well-established need within the remote sensing community for better understanding of canopy structure, in this paper, the effectiveness of Sentinel-2 imagery for broad-leaved and coniferous forest classification within the Goo...
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Intensive human activities have added to the frequency and severity of river-related disasters that have increased and resulted in socio-economic and environmental damages in the last decades. Assessment of water-related disaster risk is essential for risk mitigation and management for sustainable development. In this study, the changes and destruc...
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This study presents an analysis of the mean atmospheric column nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) over the Republic of North Macedonia during six-month period. Measurements of NO2 and CO obtained from the recently launched Sentinel-5 Precursor spacecraft with TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (Sentinel-5P TROPOMI) have been used. The...
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With the rapid urbanization and industrialization, people become more aware of the value of the green spaces. Green cadastre is an optimal solution to protect and preserve green areas in both urban and rural areas as it contributes to the proper maintenance of all green areas including trees and shrubs. In the last few years, the idea of green cada...
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Surface water is one of the most vital Earth resources changing in time and space as a consequence of land use/land cover (LULC) changes, climate change, and other environmental factors. Timely monitoring of the water area and its surroundings is essential for policy and decision-making processes. Monitoring the land cover changes with conventional...
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Following the objectives of the mission, Sentinel-2 (S2) makes a significant contribution to land monitoring, climate change, emergency management and security, and related problems. To increase the spatial resolution, researchers have been challenged to obtain a synthesized panchromatic band with a fine resolution for all S2 bands. The capacity to...
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Tree detection and counting have been performed using conventional methods or high costly remote sensing data. In the past few years, deep learning techniques have gained significant progress in the remote sensing area. Namely, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have been recognized as one of the most successful and widely used deep learning appr...
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As a reason for a pandemic, the global novel COVID-19 virus has affected all of the World and caused lockdowns in many countries. Naturally, with decreased anthropogenic activities, the influence of the people over the environment has decreased. Thus, improvement in air quality has been noticed. With the use of remote sensing data, in this short co...
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Many freshwater bodies are shared by two or more countries. Managing shared water can cause conflicts over freshwater rights and may become a brake on development for some struggling nations. Frequent water bodies monitoring is a crucial part of their sustainable management. As remote sensing data can be useful in monitoring water bodies, in this s...
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With the rapid urbanization and industrialization, people become more aware of the value of the green spaces. Green cadastre is an optimal solution to protect and preserve green areas in both urban and rural areas as it contributes to the proper maintenance of all green areas including trees and shrubs. In the last few years, the idea of green cada...
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The conflict in Syria is one of the largest war conflict in the 21st century. Since 1960s, remote sensing satellite imagery has played a significant role in military operations by providing information, and in the last few decades, has been used to investigate the environmental damages in conflict areas. The moderate resolution of the Landsat const...
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Remotely sensed data can reinforce the abilities of water resources researchers and decision-makers to monitor water quality more effectively. In the past few decades, remote sensing techniques have been widely used to measure qualitative water quality parameters. However, the use of moderate resolution sensors may not meet the requirements for mon...
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Rapid urbanization has several negative effects on both the environment and human health. Urbanization has also become an important contributor to global warming. One of these effects is the urban heat island (UHI), which is caused by human activities and defined as the temperature difference between urban and surrounding rural areas. With rapid ur...
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Rapid urbanization has several negative effects on both the environment and human health. Urbanization has also become an important contributor to global warming. One of these effects is the urban heat islands (UHI), which is caused by human activities and defined as the temperature difference between urban and surrounding rural areas. With rapid u...
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Presoja vloge zelenih in pozidanih površin pri zmanjševanju učinkov površinskega mestnega toplotnega otoka na podlagi podatkov daljinskega zaznavanja Hitra urbanizacija ima številne negativne vplive na okolje in zdravje ljudi ter pomembno prispeva h globalnemu segrevanju. Eden izmed teh vplivov so tudi mestni to-plotni otoki, ki jih povzroča človek...
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In water resources management, remote sensing data and techniques are essential in watershed characterization and monitoring, especially when no data are available. Water quality is usually assessed through in-situ measurements which require high cost and time. Water quality parameters help in decision making regarding the further use of water-base...
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The main aim of this paper is analyzing the correlation between the concept of environmental and urban security threats especially climate change and urbanization with the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomena. In that direction, the rapid growth of urbanization all over the World leads to negative impacts from different aspects. The urban area of the...
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Pan-sharpening of remote sensing image aims to generate high resolution multispectral image from inputs of a panchromatic high spatial resolution image. An efficient pan-sharpening method should produce a high spatial resolution image while preserving more spectral information. In order to increase the resolution of Landsat-8 imagery, four differen...
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Fresh water is a fundamental resource, integral to all ecological and societal activities. The geographical fact that many sources of fresh water are share by two or more nations, has led to the geopolitical reality of disputes over shared water resources. Conflicts over water rights may become a brake on development for some struggling nations, th...
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Due to the high spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability, wetlands are one of the most difficult ecosystems to observe using remote sensing data. With the additional Sentinel-2 vegetation red-edge bands, an improvement of the vegetated classes classification is expected. In order to investigate the influence of the Sentinel-2 red-edge bands,...
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With rapid population growth, both urbanization and transportation affect air pollution, population health, and global warming. A number of air pollutants are released from industrial facilities and other activities and may cause adverse effects on human health and the environment. One of the biggest air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), is ma...
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Wetlands provide a number of ecological services and a number of valuable functions. As one of the most important ecosystems, wetlands are threatened by both natural and anthropogenic activities. Mapping wetland is one of the curtail needs in order to prevent further loss. Since the beginning of the remote sensing and geographic information sys...
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The use of satellite technologies in remote sensing in recent years takes place in pre and post monitoring of earthquakes, especially in monitoring thermal anomalies before the earthquake. This paper discusses the thermal anomalies of the 2013 Balochistan Earthquakes that occurred in southwestern Pakistan on 24 September 2013 with a 7.7-moment magn...
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Wetlands benefits can be summarized but are not limited to their ability to store floodwaters and improve water quality, providing habitats for wildlife and supporting biodiversity, as well as aesthetic values. Over the past few decades, remote sensing and geographical information technologies has proven to be a useful and frequent applications in...
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Urbanization is one of the most significant contributors to global warming as more than 50 % of the human population lives in cities. The growth of population and urbanization has also caused the phenomenon of Urban Heat Islands (UHI) which can be described as the alteration of temperatures in urban areas compared to their rural surroundings due to...
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Urban heat island (UHI) is documented instance of anthropogenic climate change. UHI occurs when natural surfaces, are replaced by heat-trapping human activities. The urban area of Fethiye, Turkey, has been rapidly rising in the past few years. In this paper, the effects of UHI in Fethiye has been analyzed in the summer period of 2017, using Landsat...
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Lately, IR thermography is frequently applied for important purposes in monitoring buildings such as energy leaking, ventilating and air-conditioning installations, electrical and mechanical installations, moisture detection etc. Nondestructive monitoring methods are essential in case of monitoring historical buildings. It is curtail not to destruc...
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Wetlands provide a number of environmental and socio-economic benefits such as their ability to store floodwaters and improve water quality, providing habitats for wildlife and supporting biodiversity, as well as aesthetic values. Remote sensing technology has proven to be a useful and frequent application in monitoring and mapping wetlands. Combin...
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Pan Sharpening is an important part of the Remote Sensing science. Obtaining high spatial resolution data can be crucial in some studies. Sentinel-2 provides data of 10, 20 and 60 meters, and it is a promising program for Earth observation studies. Although Sentinel-2 provides high range of multispectral bands, the lack of panchromatic band disable...
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An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The urban area of the city of Skopje has been rising rapidly in the past decade. In this study, the effect of UHI is analyzed using Landsat 8 data in the summer period of 2014 – 2017 as a case study in Skopje. An algori...
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Wetlands are one of the most productive natural ecosystems in the world, thus wetlands mapping and monitoring it is of great importance. Over the years, both remote sensing data and techniques have proven to be a successful tool for monitoring wetlands. In this study, monthly observation over the Balikdami wetland area in the Central Anatolian Part...
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Mapping and monitoring of wetlands as one of the world`s most valuable natural resource has gained importance with the developed of the remote sensing techniques. This paper presents the capabilities of Sentinel-2 successfully launched in June 2015 for mapping and monitoring wetlands. For this purpose, three different approaches were used, pixel-ba...
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Mapping and monitoring of wetland biomass as one of the world`s most valuable natural resource has gained great importance with the developed of the remote sensing techniques. Wetlands as a transitional between terrestrial and open-water aquatic ecosystems contain a mixture of open water bodies and vegetation. In the past few decades extensive loss...
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Mapping and monitoring wetlands is critical for planning ecosystem management and sustainable regional development. Remote Sensing has proven to be a useful application in wetland management over the last few decades. Number of Earth observation satellites is growing with the development of the Remote Sensing. In this paper, the potential of the re...
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Mapping and monitoring of wetlands as one of the world`s most valuable natural resource has gained importance with the developed of the remote sensing techniques. This paper presents the capabilities of Sentinel-2 successfully launched in June 2015 for mapping and monitoring wetlands. For this purpose, three different approaches were used, pixel-ba...
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Water monitoring is an important part of water resource management and has become an essential aspect of remote sensing. A number of indices have been developed for water extraction using satellite images. Even though all indices can extract the extent of a water body, none can do so without including a noise component, such as topographic shadows,...
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The use of satellite technologies in remote sensing in recent years takes place in pre and post monitoring of earthquakes, especially in monitoring thermal anomalies before the earthquake. This paper discusses the thermal anomalies of the 2013 Balochistan Earthquakes that occurred in southwestern Pakistan on 24 September 2013 with a 7.7-moment magn...