This is a comprehensive resource that integrates the application of innovative remote sensing techniques and geospatial tools in modeling Earth systems for environmental management beyond customary digitization and mapping practices. It identifies the most suitable approaches for a specific environmental problem, emphasizes the importance of physically based modeling, their uncertainty analysis, advantages, and disadvantages. The case studies on the Himalayas with a complex topography call for innovation in geospatial techniques to find solutions for various environmental problems.
- Presents innovative geospatial methods in environmental modeling of Earth systems.
- Includes case studies from South Asia and discusses different processes and outcomes using spatially explicit models.
- Explains contemporary environmental problems through the analysis of various information layers.
- Provides good practices for developing countries to help manage environmental issues using low-cost geospatial approaches.
- Integrates geospatial modeling with policy and analysis its direct implication in decision making.
Using a systems’ approach analysis, Geospatial Modeling for Environmental Management: Case Studies from South Asia shall serve environmental managers, students, researchers, and policymakers.
PART A Geospatial Modeling in Hydrological Studies
Chapter 1 Flood Vulnerability and Risk Assessment with Parsimonious Hydrodynamic Modeling and GIS
Sudhakar B. Sharma, Anupam K. Singh, and Ajay S. Rajawat
Chapter 2 Estimation of Parameters in Ungauged Catchment Using Map- Correlation Method: A Case Study on Krishna-Godavari Basin
Laxmipriya Mohanty, Anindita Swain, and Bharadwaj Nanda
Chapter 3 Soil and Water Assessment Tool for Simulating the Sediment and Water Yield of Alpine Catchments: A Brief Review
Ishfaq Gujree, Fan Zhang, Gowhar Meraj, Majid Farooq, Muhammad Muslim, and Arfan Arshad
Chapter 4 Temporal Assessment of Sedimentation in Siruvani Reservoir Using Remote Sensing and GIS
J. Brema and A. Tamilarasan
Chapter 5 Review of Conceptual Models of Estimating the Spatio-Temporal Variations of Water Depth Using Remote Sensing and GIS for the Management of Dams and Reservoirs
Abdulkadir Isah Funtua
PART B Geospatial Modeling in Landslide Studies
Chapter 6 Geospatial Modeling in Landslide Hazard Assessment: A Case Study along Bandipora-Srinagar Highway, N-W Himalaya, J&K, India
Ahsan Afzal Wani, Bikram Singh Bali, Sareer Ahmad, Umar Nazir, and Gowhar Meraj
Chapter 7 Causes, Consequences and Mitigation of Landslides in the Himalayas: A Case Study of District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Krishan Chand and D.D. Sharma
Chapter 8 Landslide Hazard and Exposure Mapping of Risk Elements in Lower Mandakini Valley, Uttarakhand, India
Habib Ali Mirdda, Masood Ahsan Siddiqui, Somnath Bera, and Bhoop Singh
PART C Geospatial Modeling for Climate Change Studies
Chapter 9 Crop Response to Changing Climate, Integrating Model Approaches: A Review
Arul Prasad S., Maragatham M., Vijayashanthi V.A., and Naveen
Chapter 10 Snow and Glacier Resources in the Western Himalayas: A Review
Asif Marazi and Shakil Ahmad Romshoo
Chapter 11 Detecting Vegetation and Timberline Dynamics in Pinder Watershed Central Himalaya Using Geospatial Techniques
N. C. Pant and Meenaxi, Anand Kumar, and Upasana Choudhury
Chapter 12 Climate Change Studies, Permanent Forest Observational Plots and Geospatial Modeling
Swayam Vid and Shanti Kumari
Chapter 13 Analyzing the Relationship of LST with MNDWI and NDBI in Urban Heat Islands of Hyderabad City, India
Subhanil Guha and Himanshu Govil
PART D Geospatial Modeling in Change Dynamics Studies
Chapter 14 Assessment of the Visual Disaster of Land Degradation and Desertification Using TGSI, SAVI, and NDVI Techniques
B. Pradeep Kumar, K. Raghu Babu, M. Rajasekhar, and M. Ramachandra
Chapter 15 Dynamics of Forest Cover Changes in Hindu Kush-Himalayan Mountains Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study of Indus Kohistan Palas Valley, Pakistan
Noor ul Haq, Fazlur Rahman, and Iffat Tabassum
Chapter 16 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System for Evaluating the Changes in Earth System Dynamics: A Review
Asraful Alam and Nilanjana Ghosal
PART E Geospatial Modeling in Policy and Decision-Making
Chapter 17 Sustainable Livelihood Security Index: A Case Study in Chirrakunta Rurban Cluster
Supratim Guha, Dillip Kumar Barik, and Venkata Ravibabu Mandla
Chapter 18 Carrying Capacity of Water Supply in Shimla City: A Study of Sustainability and Policy Framework
Rajesh Kumar and M. L. Mankotia