Geomorphologic Map of Nineveh Governorate, Northwestern Iraq Using Visual Image Interpretation
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2007, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 81-90
AbstractFor academic and practical purposes, this map project had the following components:
1-Compiling a geomorphic map as the basis for establishing a database and publishing a full-view map at a scale of 1: 250,000 using visual image interpretation
2-Classification and mapping of basic landform units, landform types that are relatively uniform in genesis and relief forms.
The study area consists of three main genetic groups of landforms based on units of tectonic, fluvial and denudation landform types, subdivided into 14 subunits. Each landform assemblage reflects a different balance between the various endogenic and exogenic processes of landscape evolutions in northern Iraq since late Miocene.
These data were utilized to draw a regional geomorphologic map for the Nineveh Governorate, showing the relationship between landform units and various geomorphic processes. The contents of this map were produced following the scheme devised by the ITC textbook. This map was finalized in 2006 at the Remote Sensing Center, in Mosul University.
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