Characterizing seasonal residential water use in the Khan Younis Governorate using Landsat 8 – Derived land surface temperature

Wiesam Essa, Jonny 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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020
Event2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: 9 Mar 202011 Mar 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Mediterranean and Middle-East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleM2GARSS
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityTunis
Period9/03/2011/03/20

Keywords

  • Land surface temperature
  • water consumption
  • LandSat-8
  • Thermal Infra Red
  • Pixel based anlysis
  • spatial analysis

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