Eco-environmental evaluation with remote sensing in the middle and upper areas of the Yellow River drainage basin

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Based on remote sensing data and investigations, this paper focuses mainly on a general evaluation of environmental quality in the middle-upper areas of the Yellow River region using GIS technology, Arc/Info, and ArcView. In this paper, the upper areas of the Yellow River regions are divided into three parts: the north-east Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecosystem areas, the Erdos Plateau-Hetao Plain ecosystem areas, and the Loess-Plateau ecosystem areas. The study analyses the current environmental situation and the overall environmental quality in each ecosystem area and determines the law of distribution of environmental quality in the three areas. Finally, the paper provides some suggestions to improve the ecological environment in each area, in the hope of yielding a scientific foundation based on planning ecological environment protection in the Yellow River basin.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160701241704

Affiliations: 1: College of Tourism and Environment Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Shaanxi xi'an 710062, PR China 2: College of Tourism and Environment Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Shaanxi xi'an 710062, PR China,Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of ARSC, Xi'an 710054, PR China

Publication date: January 1, 2007

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