Yahya iSA Farhan

Yahya iSA Farhan
University of Jordan | UJ · Department of Geography

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Introduction
Yahya iSA Farhan currently works at the Department of Geography, University of Jordan. Yahya does research in Geography, Geoinformatics (GIS) and Remote Sensing. Their most recent publication is 'Spatio-Temporal Variation in Rainfall Erosivity over Jordan Using Annual and Seasonal Precipitation'.

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GIS-based morphometric analysis was employed for prioritization of the Wadi Wala catchment, southern Jordan. Twenty three fourth-order sub basins were prioritized based on morphometric analysis, then appropriate soil and water conservation measures were proposed. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Arc GIS were used to delineate watersheds and to ext...
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GIS and remote sensing were utilized for prioritizing the W. Mujib catchment. Fifty three fourth-order sub-watersheds were prioritized based on morphometric analysis of linear and shape parameters. ASTER DEM (v.2), topographical maps, and Arc GIS (10.1) software, have been employed to delineate the 53 sub-basins, to extract the drainage networks, a...
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GIS-based morphometric analysis was employed to prioritize the W. Mujib-Wala watershed southern Jordan. Seventy six fourth-order sub-watersheds were prioritized using morphometric analysis of ten linear and shape parameters. Each sub-watershed is prioritized by designated ranks based on the calculated compound parameter (Cp). The total score for ea...
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In arid and semi-arid watersheds, sustainable management of natural resources (i.e. land, water and ecological resources), and watershed management are crucial issues in applied morphometric studies. Geomorphometric parameters and their interrelationships are of paramount importance in characterizing the morphology, topography, geology and structur...
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Remote sensing and GIS techniques were employed for prioritization of the Zerqa River watershed. Forty-three 4th order sub-watersheds were prioritized based on morphometric and Principal Component Analysis (PCA), in order to examine the effectiveness of morphometric parameters in watershed prioritization. A comparison has been carried out between t...
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Morphometric analysis is of vital concern to understand hydromophological processes in a given watershed, and thus, it is a priority for assessing water resources in drainage basins. A morphometric analysis was conducted to identify the drainage properties of Wadi Wala and the 23 fourth-order sub-basins. ASTER DEM data was employed to compile slope...
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Recently watershed prioritization has become a pragmatic approach for watershed management and natural resources development. Wadi Shueib is a Jordan Rift valley and covers an area of 177.8 km 2 . The upper catchment is of dry Mediterranean climate, whereas the lower part is arid. The drainage network is sub-dendritic pattern, with a trellis patter...
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Flash flood disasters associated with heavy rainstorms are common in dry lands of Jordan. This causes inestimable damage to life and infrastructure. In the present investigation, flash floods were assessed in Wadi Yutum watershed, southern Jordan. Assessment was conducted using remote sensing and GIS techniques, combined with geological and geomorp...
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The present study attempts to examine the morphometric characteristics and relationships of 43 fourth-order sub-basins over the Zerqa River watershed, using ASTER DEM, GIS and multivariate statistics. To achieve these objectives, Principal Component Analysis was utilized to reduce the 26 parameters into six major components which accounted for 79.3...
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This research is intended to assess the regional pattern of hypsometric curves (HCs) and hypsometric integrals (HIs) for the watersheds draining into the Jordan Rift (River Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Araba watersheds). Hypsometric analysis was performed on 22 drainage basins using ASTER DEM (30 m resolution) and GIS. The area-elevation ratio me...
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Soil erosion by water is considered a major cause for land degradation in Jordan, where 0.14 cm of productive top soil is eroded annually. This investigation is intended to estimate the annual soil loss in Wadi Kerak watershed, and to examine the spatial patterns of soil loss and intensity, as an essential procedure for proper planning of conservat...
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Socioeconomic factors and farmer's perception of soil erosion and conservation were examined with special reference to Wadi Kufranja catchment, northern Jordan. Field data were collected through a household field survey, and soil erosion loss was calculated and mapped using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), within a GIS/RS environme...
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Geomorphometric analysis was carried out to illustrate the drainage characteristics and morphology of Wadi Kerak watershed, southern Jordan. The basic and derived morphometric parameters (linear, areal and relief aspects of drainage network) for the basin were determined using ASTER DEM (30 m resolution) and Geographic Information System (GIS). The...
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Flash-flood disasters are common in the Aqaba area. It always has a significant impact on the city and causes immense damages to lives and the infrastructure (highways, roads and dwelling areas). Before the 1990s several flash-floods of medium and high magnitudes were recorded (i.e., the 1963 and 1966 floods). However, low and medium magnitude floo...
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Wadi Kufranja catchment (126.3 km2), northern Jordan, was selected to estimate annual soil loss using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), remote sensing (RS), and geographic information system (GIS). RUSLE factors (R, K, LS, C and P) were computed and presented by raster layers in a GIS environment, then multiplied together to predict...
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Since 1978, two kinds of surveys and mapping have been practised: 1) Land system mapping for reconnaissance evaluation of land resources. 2) Detailed mapping in the category of 1:10 000 and larger scale for the following applied purposes: a) hillslope stability evaluation for highway corridors, b) soil erosion hazard assessment, c) drainage design...
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Rapid population growth, urbanization, expansion of rural settlements, industrial activity, intensive irrigated agriculture, pesticides consumption, and continuous dumping of hazardous waste in the depression since 1968 are the major factors theatening the quality of environment. -from Author
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Engineering geomorphological mapping has been employed to investigate slope stability on the main highway between Amman and Jerusalem (between the Kms. 20 and 25 to the southwest of Amman) in an area of extreme relief differences. Photo-interpretation and ground geomorphological survey were used to identify slope process features, morphology of lan...
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Engineering geomorphological mapping has been employed to investigate slope stability on the main highway between Amman and Jerusalem (between 20 and 25 km to the southwest of Amman) in an area of extreme relief differences. Photo-interpretation and ground geomorphological survey were used to identify slope process features, morphology of landslide...
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The uniformity of the valley-side slope, in the dissected landscape of South Wales, might be interpreted in terms of rapid mass movement. Many samples of the debris mantle were taken from the test area to establish the engineering properties. The residual strength (φ′ r = 35.3°) and saturated unit weight (γ s = 17.4 kN/m 3) were incorporated into a...

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