EVALUATION OF PERMANENT RIVER ISLANDS OF EUPHRATES RIVER WITHIN KUFA-MISHKHAB SECTOR USING REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS, MIDDLE OF IRAQ

  • Wajeeh Hassan Sayhood Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad. Baghdad, Iraq
  • Muaid Jassim Rasheed Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad. Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Kufa-Mishkhab Sector, Euphrates River, Permanent River Islands

Abstract

River islands present one of the important geomorphological features within the rivers streams that are formed due to the long and continuous moving of the waterway. Ten permanent river islands of Euphrates river within Kufa-Mishkhab sector have been selecting for studying and evaluation the geomorphological situations of the permanent river islands using remote sensing in the years 2002-2018. It was noted that the river islands of Euphrates river have been affected during the years of 2002-2018 in the river currents as well as varying in the size and shape of the islands due to the extent of the river stream, low slopes river floor, the curvature of the river, the type of the lithological sedimentary formations stream and type of the sediments loaded.

Published
2020-04-29