Characterizing Seasonal Residential Water Use in the Khan Younis Governorate Using Landsat 8 - Derived Land Surface Temperature.

Wiesam Essa, Jonathan Huck, Okke Batelaan

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    Abstract

    Urbanization increases land surface temperature (LST) due to urban surfaces radiating heat, which is influenced by variations in building materials, heights and spacing, and street geometry amongst other natural and manmade factors [1]. LST increases water consumption especially in summer, due to human behavior such as increased showering, drinking, entertainment and cooling. This research aims to use thermal remote sensing data and GIS tools to quantify the impact of LST on water consumption (WC) for the different seasons in Khan Younis Governorate, Palestine. Correlation was studied between water meter data for 2017 (28,000 houses) and the corresponding LST data of Landsat 8 at 100 m resolution. This study shows the potential of remotely sensed LST datasets for estimating WC under various seasonal climatic conditions, which has the potential to be a valuable tool for the management of water resources in urban areas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, M2GARSS 2020 - Proceedings
    Place of PublicationTunisia
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages208-211
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728121901
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
    Event2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, M2GARSS 2020 - Tunis, Tunisia
    Duration: 9 Mar 202011 Mar 2020

    Publication series

    Name2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, M2GARSS 2020 - Proceedings

    Conference

    Conference2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, M2GARSS 2020
    CountryTunisia
    CityTunis
    Period9/03/2011/03/20

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2020 IEEE.

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    Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

    Keywords

    • Land Surface Temperature
    • Landsat 8
    • Pixel based analysis
    • Spatial Analysis.
    • Thermal Infra Red
    • Water Consumption

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