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GIS-based identification of suitable areas for various kinds of water harvesting in Syria [online]

Oberle, Annette


Main obstacle to development in the dry areas in Central Syria
is the scarce and erratic rainfall. Water resources therefore
run short in meeting the demand. Water harvesting has shown to
be an appropriate means to garantee the sustainability of water
resources designed for use in agricultural production and
drinking water supply. Scope of the study is the determination
of appropriate sites and techniques for water harvesting in
Central Syria.
Different parameters, such as rainfall, topography, land use and
cover, soil and vegetation cover are important to runoff
generation in semi-arid areas. Rainfall characteristics were
evaluated by modern interpolation techniques such as kriging
according to daily records of stations within the research area.
Vegetation cover within the rangeland of Central Syria is highly
depleted due to overexploitation by grazing.
Infrastructure and accessibility of the research area is low.
Remote sensing is therefore an appropriate tool to determine
land cover and land use for vast areas. Landsat TM 5 data
were analyzed using scenes of four dates, two recorded within
the rainy season and two during the dry period. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1632004
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Wasserwirtschaft und Kulturtechnik, "Theodor-Rehbock-Wasserbaulaboratorium" (IWK)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsjahr 2004
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-AAA16320047
KITopen-ID: 1632004
Verlag Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Erscheinungsvermerk Fak. f. Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Diss. v. 10.02.2004.
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Bauingenieur- und Geowissenschaften (Fak. für Bauing. u. Geowiss.)
Institut Institut für Wasserwirtschaft und Kulturtechnik, "Theodor-Rehbock-Wasserbaulaboratorium" (IWK)
Prüfungsdaten Diss. v. 10.02.2004
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