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A new land cover map for the Mekong: Southeast Asia’s largest transboundary river basin

Leinenkugel, Patrick and Oppelt, Natascha and Künzer, Claudia (2014) A new land cover map for the Mekong: Southeast Asia’s largest transboundary river basin. Pacific Geographies (41), pp. 10-15. ISSN 2196-1468

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Abstract

The transboundary Mekong basin, including territorial parts of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is endowed with a rich natural resource base. The rapid socio-economic development of the region, however, substantially increases pressure on its natural resources that are increasingly subject of over-exploitation and environmental degradation. Some of the main environmental problems facing the region are common or transboundary issues that only can be addressed by transboundary approaches based on consistent and regional comparable information on the state of the environment at basin scale. In this context, a regional specific land cover map, the MEKONG LC2010 product, was produced for the entire Mekong Basin, utilising information from the MODIS sensor aboard the platforms Aqua and Terra.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87601/
Document Type:Article
Title:A new land cover map for the Mekong: Southeast Asia’s largest transboundary river basin
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Leinenkugel, Patrickpatrick.leinenkugel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Oppelt, Nataschaoppelt (at) geographie.uni-kiel.deUNSPECIFIED
Künzer, ClaudiaClaudia.Kuenzer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Pacific Geographies
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 10-15
ISSN:2196-1468
Status:Published
Keywords:Mekong, Southeast Asia, Land cover, Land use, MODIS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Leinenkugel, Patrick
Deposited On:14 Jan 2014 14:29
Last Modified:14 Jan 2014 14:29

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