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Temporal geospatial shorelines changes analysis in Klang coastal area

Ibrahim, Illyani and Asmawi, M. Zainora and Jaafar, Samsuddin (2017) Temporal geospatial shorelines changes analysis in Klang coastal area. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7). pp. 6362-6366. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

The coastal area of Klang at the eastern of Malaysia contains different types of land covers that are surrounded by the urban and mangroves areas. These areas are significant for environmental biodiversity. This article focuses on the erosion along the Kapar to Jeram coastal areas. The purpose of this study is to monitor the 41 years of shoreline changes using satellite imageries from 1974 to 2015 (Landsat TM and ETM+). The coastline is delineated by using the histogram slicing technique. One hundred transects were sampled at 200 meter intervals along the shoreline. The transects were obtained by calculating the rate of change of mangrove shorelines and distance. Finding shows that an average for the shoreline rate of change was 5 m/year . The results of this study will be translated to propose a policy for environmental mitigation. The outcome of this study will introduce the proposed environmental mitigation for future planning in the specific sectors of coastline.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7316/58921
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal erosion, shoreline, Klang, GIS, remote sensing
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Illyani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 10:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58921

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