Saudi Arabia

SAU
Dubai Skyline
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is one of the most vibrant international cities in the world. All this happened in a relatively short time span.

26 February 2018 to 28 February 2018

Location

United Arab Emirates
AE
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

The Government of the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the World Bank, the Global Land Tool Network, UN-Habitat, the Arab League and the Arab Union of Surveyors is pleased to announce the first Arab Land Conference that will be hosted by the Dubai Land Department and held in Dubai, UAE, between 26-28 /February/2018.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Saudi Arabia

Optimum crop yield is greatly affected by proper planting and sowing times. The objective of this research was to develop an algorithm that uses the heat unit concept to determine the most suitable planting times for vegetable crops. The developed algorithm was programmed in a database environment with sample climatic data for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The model was tested by validation (comparison to experts’ estimations), verification (statistical comparison to formal published data), and evaluation (by professionals, landowners, and farmers).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2010
Saudi Arabia

The aim of the present study was to evaluate fog (cloud water) deposition on vegetation and its contribution to the balance of water and energy in semi-arid and arid regions. Fog deposition onto the woodlands in semi-arid environments in Saudi Arabia was estimated using a detailed land surface model (SOLVEG) that included fog deposition on vegetation in meteorological conditions simulated using a three-dimensional mesoscale meteorological model (MM5).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Saudi Arabia

The Qurayyah Sabkha is located on the western coast of the Arabian Gulf in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The current study aims to determine the number of land cover endmembers that can be detected and mapped using Landsat 7 ETM + and ASTER. Furthermore, the study also aims to determine the spatial distribution of fractional abundances of these endmembers. Clastic sediments, calcite dominate sediments, gypsum, vegetation, water, and quartz sand were identified at the surface the Qurayyah Sabkha using Minimum Noise fraction (MNF), Pixel Purity Index (PPI), and n-D Visualization.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Saudi Arabia

The changes in land use/land cover (LULC) play a major role in the study of various aspects of environmental issues. Land use is the results of various socioeconomic activities taking place at various urban and regional setups. In this paper, landscape dynamic characteristics are investigated by using remote sensing and geographic information system in mountainous watershed of Abha, Saudi Arabia. Land use classes were mapped and assessed from a time series of maps of year 2000–2010. The LULC transformations were also analyzed according to elevation and slope.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Egypt
Saudi Arabia

This paper investigates the interplay of the catchment geomorphology, hydrology and soil properties on the development of waterlogging and land degradation within different dry land catchments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Multi-temporal remote sensing data of the Landsat Thematic Mapper and Enhanced Thematic Mapper were collected and processed to detect the land cover changes and development of cultivations within the two areas.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013
Saudi Arabia

Optimum crop yield is greatly affected by proper planting and sowing times. The objective of this research was to develop an algorithm that uses the heat unit concept to determine the most suitable planting times for vegetable crops. The developed algorithm was programmed in a database environment with sample climatic data for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The model was tested by validation (comparison to experts’ estimations), verification (statistical comparison to formal published data), and evaluation (by professionals, landowners, and farmers).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Saudi Arabia

Remote sensing applications in water resources management are becoming an essential asset in all different levels of integrated water rational use. Due to remote sensing data availability and different acquisition sensors of satellite images, a wide variability of benchmarks could be conducted under the same theme. Rainwater harvesting is the branch of science where the rainwater is the main target to improve groundwater recharge, stratocumulus clouds are the main source of rain in arid regions.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2017
Saudi Arabia

Over the past several decades, Saudi cities have experienced rapid urban developments and land use and land cover (LULC) changes. These developments will have numerous short- and long-term consequences including increasing the land surface temperature (LST) of these cities. This study investigated the effects of LULC changes on the LST for the eastern coastal city of Dammam. Using Landsat imagery, the study first detected the LULC using the maximum likelihood classification method and derived the LSTs for the years 1990, 2002, and 2014.