By Rainer Sandau, Klaus Briess (auth.), Emilio Chuvieco, Jonathan Li, Xiaojun Yang (eds.)
Global swap reports are more and more being thought of an important resource of data to appreciate the Earth surroundings, particularly within the framework of human-induced weather swap and land use transformation. satellite tv for pc Earth gazing structures offer a special device to observe these adjustments. whereas the diversity of purposes and leading edge ideas is consistently expanding, this e-book presents a precis of key case reviews the place satellite tv for pc facts supply severe details to appreciate the reasons and results of these environmental adjustments, minimizing their destructive affects. This ebook should be of curiosity to researchers and practitioners within the box of distant sensing, geographical info, meteorology and environmental sciences. additionally scientists and graduate as much as post-graduate point scholars in environmental technological know-how will locate necessary details during this book.
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1 Study Area and Data Sources Shiraz, a metropolitan area located the center of the Fars province of Iran, is located at Longitude 32–52 E, Latitude 29–37 N and 1540 m above the sea level in the south of Iran (Fig. 1). It is 895 km away from Tehran and its area is 220 km2 . Shiraz is the place of new jobs, recreational facilities and beautiful buildings that attract many migrants. Over the last 50 years Shiraz has experienced tremendous in-migration of people from rural areas and small cities. According to the 2005 census, Shiraz’s population was estimated at 1,442,842, having increased from 848,289 in 1985.
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