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Urban Development and Deforestation: Evidences from El-Obeid Town (1970-2010), Western Sudan

Urban Development and Deforestation: Evidences from El-Obeid Town (1970-2010), Western Sudan

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Title: Urban Development and Deforestation: Evidences from El-Obeid Town (1970-2010), Western Sudan
Author: Eltom, Ibrahim M.; Elfaig, Ahmed H.; Salih,Abdarhiem A.M.
Abstract: The study area is located between 30º – 12' East, and 13º -10' North. The Urban Development of the town consists of the residence areas from the first, second, and third classes, in addition to the squatter settlement extensions that planned later and became officially new urban extension. The third class housing represents 70% from the total residential area of the town that expanded at expense of the Urban forests. The main objective of this study is to show and assess the town's urban development since 1970s, and its impact upon the forests. The study used RS and GIS as integrated tools for application in urban growth effects on El-Obeid Forests. The 1972, 1987, 2000, 2005 and 2010 Land sat TM satellite RS were used to assess El-Obeid town's urban deforestation. The results showed that there was 100% urban deforestation in the study area caused by urban new extensions and development.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18676
Date: 2016-01-27


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