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Remote sensing applications for assessing water-related risks and its interdependencies with land cover change and biodiversity in southern Africa

Mück, Matthias and Helmschrot, Jörg and Zimba, Henry and Wallner, Markus and Hipondoka, Martin and Nyambe, Imasiku Anayawa and Mufeti, Pauline and Meinhard, Markus (2015) Remote sensing applications for assessing water-related risks and its interdependencies with land cover change and biodiversity in southern Africa. Project Report.

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Official URL: http://www.globallandproject.org/arquivos/GLPNews_Nov2015.pdf

Abstract

Given the ongoing population growth and changes in land management as well as projected climate scenarios, a key challenge in the African sub-Saharan countries is to secure water at sufficient quality and quantity for both the stability of ecosystems, with their functions and services and for human use. Changing conditions will severely affect hydrological pattern in southern Africa, for example in terms of increasing flood frequencies and magnitudes or change in groundwater levels, which in turn will create even more pressure on existing land management pattern and biodiversity. To monitor and assess such interrelated phenomena in data scarce regions like southern Africa, innovative remote sensing data and techniques can be successfully applied. Three case studies addressing flood monitoring, wetland inundation variability and groundwater recharge in the SASSCAL (Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management) region demonstrate the potential of optical and radar satellite products to assess water-related risks and associated impacts on land cover change and biodiversity in Southern African landscapes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99895/
Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information:This research work has been performed in the framework of the SASSCAL (Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land-use) project. SASSCAL is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Grant 01LG1201K.
Title:Remote sensing applications for assessing water-related risks and its interdependencies with land cover change and biodiversity in southern Africa
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mück, Matthiasmatthias.mueck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Helmschrot, JörgUniversity of Hamburg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Zimba, HenryUniversity of Zambia, ZambiaUNSPECIFIED
Wallner, MarkusFederal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hipondoka, MartinUniversity of Namibia (UNAM), NamibiaUNSPECIFIED
Nyambe, Imasiku AnayawaUniversity of Zambia, ZambiaUNSPECIFIED
Mufeti, PaulineMAWF, NamibiaUNSPECIFIED
Meinhard, MarkusUniversity of Jena, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Biodiversity and Land Systems - Perspective - A new focus for ecological restoration: management of degraded forest remnants in fragmented landscapes
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:5
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Boillat, SebastienNational Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Scarpa, Fabiano MichelettoNational Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Verburg, PeterNational Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Ometto, Jean Pierre Henry BalbaudNational Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Series Name:GLP News - Newsletter of the Global Land Project
ISSN:2316-3747
Status:Published
Keywords:Remote sensing, Water, Southern Africa, Biodiversity, Land cover change
Institution:DLR
Department:Civil Crisis Information and GeoRisks
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 Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Mück, Matthias
Deposited On:03 Dec 2015 11:43
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:56

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