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LAND USE LAND COVER CHANGE DETECTION IN THE AMAZON: A CASE STUDY OF CLAUDIA (MATO GROSSO STATE, BRAZIL)

Grant number: 13/12159-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal researcher:Enner Herenio de Alcântara
Grantee:Thais Michele Rosan
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Land use and land cover (LULC) changes are occurring rapidly, above all in areas that compose the boundary arc of deforestation. The survey information and monitoring of LULC changes are indispensable to understand the changes processes, besides modeling the impact of changes on the environment. The remote sensing becomes a valuable source to acquire information, because it can cover large geographic regions. Therefore, this project aims to detect the land use and land cover changes in the county of Cláudia - MT through satellite images and digital image processing. Beyond of searching for causes, featuring its phenomena and impacts on the landscape of the county.