The study of multi-temporal analysis of urban development and environmental changes of the city of Abu Dhabi

H. Hussein, M. Hussein

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Abstract

The city of Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Forty years ago the area of Abu Dhabi was composed of nothing but a desert except a small number of buildings. When the Emirates united in the year of 1971, and the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, had his vision of turning the city of Abu Dhabi specifically and the UAE generally into one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Both urban expansion and vegetation bloomed in the country. Abu Dhabi now has one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world, indicating the dramatic increase of urban areas, occupying and building cities, islands, and roads. This project studies the growth of Abu Dhabi city by studying the urban expansion and the percentage of vegetation throughout the years: 1973-2010, using satellite imagery and remote sensing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Changes and Natural Disaster Management
Subtitle of host publicationGeo-information Technologies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages17-32
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319518442
ISBN (Print)9783319518435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Gross domestic product
  • Normalized difference vegetation index
  • Urban expansion
  • Vegetation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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