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Evaluation of landscape changes in Horizon 2020 cultivation of agricultural land in the basin Zarineh using a combination Markov and cellular automation
Gholam abbas Sohooli, Majid Delavar *, Mohsen Ghamary Asl
Tarbiat Modares University
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Cultivation of agricultural land in the basin Zarineh has changed over the years and as one of the main reasons for reducing the inflow to Lake Urmia has been raised. Due to the possible development, Estimation of prospects of changes in the basin can play in key role in taking  effective decisions and provide guidelines for dealing with the environmental crisis Lake Urmia is facing with. In this study has been tried to extract and assess the historical changes in land use in the Zarineh  basin using satellite images and a projection of the future land use changes has been provided. In this regard, a combined of CA-MARKOV method was used. Results show that between 2000 and 2013, on average, most of changes lean toward  increase in land use, such as irrigated agriculture (40%) and gardens (57%) and also to reduce pasture land (5%) and dryland farming (10%). This trend has also been observing  for horizon of year 2020.

Keywords: Land use, Prediction, Cellular automata, Zarrineh Roud
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: GIS
Received: 2016/03/17 | Accepted: 2016/04/17 | Published: 2017/02/28

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