Assessing the transformations of natural landscapes of the Taz Peninsula using space-borne imagery

Regional Problems of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources Utilization

Abstract

Presented are the quantitative assessment results on changes in projective cover of native vegetation on the Taz Peninsula, based on space-based imagery for the period from the beginning of development of the oil and gas fields. Procedural issues relating to processing and comprehensive interpretation of different-time and different-scale data of earth remote sensing for characterizing the disturbance zones of natural landscapes are considered. It is shown that at least 13.9% (or about 10 00 km2) of the area of the peninsula’s study territory was transformed during the time interval between the beginning of development and the year 2001.

Keywords

vegetation cover space-borne imagery anthropogenic disturbances transformed territories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oil and Gas Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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