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Distribution and dynamics of mangrove forests of South Asia.
Mangrove forests in South Asia occur along the tidal sea edge of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. These forests provide important ecosystem goods and services to the region's dense coastalExpand
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Characterization of Drought Development through Remote Sensing: A Case Study in Central Yunnan, China
This study assesses the applicability of remote sensing data for retrieval of key drought indicators including the degree of moisture deficiency, drought duration and areal extent of drought within different land cover types across the landscape. Expand
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Forest cover change assessment in conflict-affected areas of northwest Pakistan: the case of swat and shangla districts
This study examines the spatial and temporal forest cover changes in Swat and Shangla districts to understand the deforestation pattern in context of the recent security conflict in these districts.Expand
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Exploring CO2 Sources and Sinks Nexus through Integrated Approach: Insight from Pakistan
Land cover changes are used to indicate various anthropogenic activities that lead to greenhouse gas GHG emissions (mainly carbon dioxide, CO2). GHG mitigation policies are in place in mega cities ofExpand
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Integration of remote sensing datasets for local scale assessment and prediction of drought.
  • J. Nichol, S. Abbas
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • 1 February 2015
Recent attempts to integrate remote sensing-based drought indices with precipitation data seem promising, and can compensate for potential uncertainties from image-based parameters alone, which mayExpand
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Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms for Retrieval of Water Quality Indicators in Case-II Waters: A Case Study of Hong Kong
This paper evaluates the potential of remote sensing using machine learning techniques for improving water quality estimation over the coastal waters of Hong Kong. Expand
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Mapping Deforestation and Forest Degradation Patterns in Western Himalaya, Pakistan
The Himalayan mountain forest ecosystem has been degrading since the British ruled the area in the 1850s. Expand
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How effectively low carbon society development models contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation action plans in Asia
Backcasting is not a new concept for scientists dealing with carbon mitigation or climate change mitigation issues around the world, but could be an innovative idea for public, local, and nationalExpand
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A 70-year perspective on tropical forest regeneration.
Forested areas of the world decreased by 129 million hectare during the past quarter-century, and only 35 % of remainder is primary forest. Secondary forests are therefore relatively more importantExpand
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Deforestation trends and spatial modelling of its drivers in the dry temperate forests of northern Pakistan — A case study of Chitral
Deforestation is a major environmental challenge in the mountain areas of Pakistan. The study assessed trends in the forest cover in Chitral tehsil over the last two decades using supervised landExpand
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