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Geomorphologic Study Of Umm Al Rasas Island and Its Surrounding Channels, Shatt Al-Arab River, Southern Iraq

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Author Usama .Q. Alwhaely, Badir N. Albadran, Saher T. Al-Mulla
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 408-414
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 4
Issue Date May 01, 2013
Publishing Date May 01, 2013
Keywords Satellite Image, ETM, TM, MSS, Iran, Geomorphologic


This study aims to analyze and monitor the geomorphological changes that have occurred on Um Al Rasas Island. This island is located in the Shatt Al-Arab River south of Basra city in southern part of Mesopotamian plain. Field surveys include measurement of water velocity and cross sectional Profile. Satellite images of Landsat multi-spectral scanner (MSS) 1973, thematic mapper (TM) 1990, and enhanced thematic mapper plus (ETM+) 2002, 2004have been used monitoring the geomorphological changes. The study inferred that there are changes were take place in the total area of island; the increased area reaches 830m^2

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