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Developing hydrological model for water quality in Iraq marshes zone by using geographic information system and remote sensing

Marghany, Maged and Hasab, Hashim Ali and Mansor, Shattri and Mohamed Shariff, Abdul Rashid (2015) Developing hydrological model for water quality in Iraq marshes zone by using geographic information system and remote sensing. International Journal Of Tomography And Simulation, 28 (3). pp. 69-81. ISSN 2314-6133

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/37/1/012073

Abstract

The Mesopotamia marshlands constitute the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle East and Western Eurasia. These wetlands are located at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in southern Iraq. However, there are series reductions in the wetland zones because of neighbor countries, i.e. Turkey, Syria built dams upstream of Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. In addition, the first Gulf war of the 1980s had damaged majority of the marches resources. In fact,the marshes had been reduced in size to less than 7% since 1973 and had deteriorated in water quality parameters. The study integrates Hydrological Model of RMA-2 with Geographic Information System, and remote sensing techniques to map the water quality in the marshlands south of Iraq. This study shows that RMA-2 shows the two dimensional water flow pattern and water quality quantities in the marshlands. It can be said that the integration between Hydrological Model of RMA-2, Geographic Information System, and remote sensing techniques can be used to monitor water quality in the marshlands south of Iraq.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate models, flow of water, flow patterns, geographic information systems, hydrology, information systems, rivers, water quality, wetlands
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58274
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:15 Sep 2017 13:34

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