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Analyzing environmental trends using satellite data : selected cases

Author: United Nations Environment Programme. Division of Early Warning and Assessment.
Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya : United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning and Assessment ; Sioux Falls, S.D. : United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning and Assessment--North America, ©2004.
Series: Environment change analysis series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An analysis of recent and historical satellite imagery collected over the past forty years was carried out for Lake Chad in West Africa, the Sundarbans along the India-Bangladesh border, Papua in Indonesia, the Paranaense Forest around Itaipú Dam and Iguazú Falls at the juncture of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and the Atatürk Dam and the Harran Plain in southeastern Turkey to provide scientific evidence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Remote-sensing images
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United Nations Environment Programme. Division of Early Warning and Assessment.
ISBN: 9280725130 9789280725131
OCLC Number: 59782979
Notes: "Job No.: DEW/0598/NA"--Page 2 of cover.
"Bridging the gap between science and policy."
Description: 36 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Itaipú Dam and Iguazú River : economic development and forest survival --
Papua (Irian Jaya) : tropical forest and the oil palm frontier --
Lake Chad : sustainable use of water and land in the Sahel --
Atatürk Dam and Harran Plain : re-engineering the cradle of agriculture --
The Sundarbans : mangroves, tigers and shrimp farms.
Series Title: Environment change analysis series.
Responsibility: [United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Early Warning and Assessment].

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"An analysis of recent and historical satellite imagery collected over the past forty years was carried out for Lake Chad in West Africa, the Sundarbans along the India-Bangladesh border, Papua in Indonesia, the Paranaense Forest around Itaipú Dam and Iguazú Falls at the juncture of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and the Atatürk Dam and the Harran Plain in southeastern Turkey to provide scientific evidence of environmental change taking place in these ecologically significant regions of the world."--Page 4 of cover.

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