Hazards influencing coastal plains management along the Eastern stretch of the Gulf of Suez, Using remote sensing and GIS

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contributor.author Ahmed, M.H. en_US
contributor.author Abdel-Kader, O.H. en_US
contributor.author Kaiser, M.F. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-12-29T08:16:14Z en_US
date.available 2009-12-29T08:16:14Z en_US
date.issued 2008 en_US
identifier.citation Ahmed, M.H.; Abdel-Kader, O.H.; Kaiser, M.F., "Hazards influencing coastal plains management along the Eastern stretch of the Gulf of Suez, using remote sensing and GIS," Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International, pp.3728,3731, 23-28 July 2007 en_US
identifier.isbn 978-1-4244-1211-2 (Print) en_US
identifier.isbn 978-1-4244-1212-9 (Online) en_US
identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423653 en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10560 en_US
description.abstract This research aims at to assess the impact of natural hazards on the human activities and development planning held along the eastern coastal stretch of the Gulf of Suez. Change detection technique was used in combined with geologic and topographic maps, GIS and field investigations to specify and categorize environmental hazards along the concerned area. This site is characterized by enormous natural resources, including hot vents in Hammam Faroun and Ayun Mousa, oil exploration and mineral deposits in W. Araba, W. Sidri and Ras Malaab, natural protectorates in Ras Mohamed and archaeological sites in W. Sidri, W. Feiran, El-Qaa and coastal areas between W. Feiran and El-Tor and between W. Araba and Ayun Mousa. This encourages the construction of extensive and diverse economic activities such as urbanization, industrial and tourism projects. However, this area subjected natural hazards, including flash floods, mass movement, coastal erosion and sand encroachment. Risk assessment maps for roads and urban sites were established. The eastern coastal zone of the Gulf of Suez was classified into four sectors; Sudr, Ras Malaab, Bilaiyim and El-Tor coastal plains. Each sector is characterized by specific natural resources controlled by environmental hazards. This provides the end users and decision makers with necessary information required to design the most appropriate development projects at each sector and mitigate the environmental risk for the natural resources and natural development. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher IEEE
subject Deterioration en_US
subject Images en_US
subject Land use/ land cover en_US
subject Oil spills en_US
subject Raster en_US
subject Remote sensing en_US
subject Vector en_US
subject Water pollution en_US
title Hazards influencing coastal plains management along the Eastern stretch of the Gulf of Suez, Using remote sensing and GIS en_US
type Article en_US


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