Remote sensing assessment of coastal erosion in Al Batinah, Oman

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Abstract

Coastal erosion and accretion occur in several areas in the Sultanate of Oman, in part, as natural processes and the continuing change of the shoreline. Along Al Batinah coast, erosion and accretion are exacerbated in the vicinity of major engineering constructions such as fishing harbors, breakwaters, and desalination plants. The impact of such structures is the alternation of the sediment transport along the coastline. In this study, aerial photos, Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), and high-resolution Ikonos images acquired between 1975 and 2003 were processed and used to map changes at selected areas along the Al Batinah coast. In general, only minor erosion and accretion were mapped from the imagery. Landsat TM imagery with a resolution of 30 m mapped only major changes at the Sohar Port. Aerial photos and satellite imagery showed that mouth of Wadi Hawasnah has been blocked completely due to the construction of a recharge dam on the wadi. The Ikonos imagery with a spatial resolution of one meter mapped detailed changes around the infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Proceedings
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 17 2009

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Other2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period7/12/097/17/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Kwarteng, A. Y. (2009). Remote sensing assessment of coastal erosion in Al Batinah, Oman. In 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Proceedings (Vol. 4). [5417604] https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417604