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The current study aims to reveal the spatial and temporal changes of the vegetation cover for both the spring and autumn seasons, by taking advantage of the integration between remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems, utilizing the Landsat 8 images for the years 2014 and 2022, detecting the most important changes that occurred during this period. The NDVI index was adopted to map vegetation cover and calculate their area for each season, also comparing the change in the areas at the seasonal level for the years 2014 and 2022, as well as one season and another for the same period. The results indicated that there are changes in the area of vegetation cover, whether on the seasonal or annual level. The results of the study also showed that there is a clear and significant deterioration in the area of vegetation cover during the autumn of 2022, whether when compared with the area of vegetation cover in the spring of the same year or the spring and autumn seasons of 2014.


Landsat8 NDVI Vegetation cover Najaf Iraq

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Ali, H. M., & Waad, Z. (2023). Spatial Analysis of Seasonal Changes of Vegetation Cover in Selected Areas of Najaf Governorate Using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Techniques. Central Asian Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science, 4(5), 46-55.


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