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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 2606-2617

Erosion Trend Analysis of Coastline along Ponnani Region Using Multitemporal Images
P. S. Sheeja1*, B. Vishnu2 and A. J. Ajay Gokul2
1Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

A study of coastal erosion along the Ponnani coast using multispectral imageries and GIS was undertaken to assess the temporal changes in coastal erosion, its extent, magnitude, and trends in the region under study. The study utilized medium resolution LANDSAT imageries for the mapping and monitoring of the coastline erosion. The digital image processing software used for calculating the erosion rate was TNTmips 2014 professional version (Map and Image Processing System - MIPS) by MicroImages, Inc. Results showed that many places along the Ponnani shoreline are under severe erosion. Short-term erosion assessment revealed that many places were having coastal erosion rates more than -4 m/year. The impact of these shoreline protection structures and coastal processes on the erosion process was also taken in to account in this study. The study revealed that Ponnani is an actively eroding coast with fluctuating erosion rates. The erosion rates were found to be high with a rate more than -4 m/year for about 35 km of the coastline considered. The areas with accelerated erosion along the coast of Ponnani need sustainable management and protective measures.

Keywords: Remote sensing, GIS, Coastal erosion, Shoreline change, and Erosion trend analysis

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Sheeja, P. S., B. Vishnu and Ajay Gokul, A. J. 2020. Erosion Trend Analysis of Coastline along Ponnani Region Using Multitemporal Images.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2606-2617. doi:
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