A study of Meighan wetland (IRAN) hydrological changes and its environmental impacts by using satellite images
Keywords:Common Crane, Environment, Landsat, SWI
In the current world, wetlands have a very critical ecological role in ecosystem equilibrium. The harmful effects of drying wetlands are very extensive and on diverse dimensions. An obvious example of this phenomenon is the dust caused by the drying of wetlands and its harmful effects on the people of the region. Also, wetland water level changes caused by various criteria can affect regional wildlife and vegetation. Understanding the process of change and its evolution and the current trend can be helpful in predicting the future status of wetlands. In this research, the area of Meighan wetland was investigated by using Landsat satellite images in the last two decades. The results showed that over Meighan wetland area has fallen by about 9.14 km2.
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