APPRAISAL OF WATER LOGGED AND SALINE LAND THROUGH SATELLITE IMAGERIES FOR SALVAGING MOHENJO-DARO AND ITS ENVIRONS

RAO ATIF, . (2015) APPRAISAL OF WATER LOGGED AND SALINE LAND THROUGH SATELLITE IMAGERIES FOR SALVAGING MOHENJO-DARO AND ITS ENVIRONS. Doctoral thesis, UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI.

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Abstract

Pakistan is an agricultural country and agriculture is playing as backbone of the economy. Due to this established fact, preservation and extension of the agricultural land is extremely important, however in Province of Sindh, a large irrigated area and valuable infrastructure are being deteriorated continuously and have been turned into wasteland mainly because of the water logging and salinity. Rise of water table level and the dearth of drainage and lack of timely remedial measures, extended the circle of devastation to historical heritage and precious archeological sites as well. Mohenjo-daro has been selected for this study due to its global significance and water logging and salinity conditions around it. The archeological buildings and other infrastructure present in its environs are facing ongoing erosion due to accumulation of soluble salts. The overall intensity of salts also constitutes a serious threat to the land in the region. The control of this menace needs continuous monitoring and up to date statistics of the areas. This study is an attempt to evaluate and monitor condition of land through Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) techniques. The outcome of this research provides a methodological framework along with practical application in delineation of saline areas using satellite imageries. The final findings and maps derived in this research can be useful for all interested stakeholders including conservationists, environmentalists, archeologists, planners and decisionmakers at various levels. The international community at large would be the beneficiary of this study since Mohenjo-daro is the heritage of the entire mankind.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: APPRAISAL, WATER,SALINE,SATELLITE,IMAGERIES,SALVAGING,ENVIRONS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Ms Maryam Saeed
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 04:37
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 04:37
URI: http://eprints.hec.gov.pk/id/eprint/6572

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