Change detection analysis of reservoirs and lakes in Multi-Temporal Landsat-7 (ETM+) data over the Indian sub-continent during 2008-2018


  • B. Chandrababu Naik
  • Prof. B. Anuradha
  • . .





Landsat-7 (ETM ), Scan-Line-Corrector (SLC), focal analysis, change detection, Lakes and Reservoirs, accuracy assessment.


Remote sensing change detection techniques are extensively used in numerous applications such as land cover monitoring, disaster monitoring, and urban sprawl. The main motive of this paper study the change detection analysis of Land Use / Land Cover (LULC) in different lakes and Reservoirs, such as Chilika Lake, Pulicat Lake, Vembanad Lake, Penna Reservoir, and Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir located in the Indian subcontinent region.  The analyses and changes are evaluated during period of 2008 - 2018 in multi-temporal Landsat-7 (ETM+) data. The major disadvantage in Landsat-7 for data acquired from satellite sensor, is that it includes strips (gaps) in an image. On May 31, 2003 the Scan-Line-Corrector (SLC) failed completely, due to 22% of pixel information lost in the Landsat-7 data. The focal analysis method is applied to the required image for removing all strips (gaps). Change detection using Image Differencing technique, maximum changed area and unchanged area detect the different Lakes and Reservoirs in the period of 2008-2018. The unsupervised classification is used to compute the accuracy assessment analysis. Excellent results are obtained by using accuracy assessment for different Lakes and Reservoirs from 2008 to 2018, with the overall accuracy of 91.59%, and overall kappa statistics of 0.9032. The percentage of a decreased area is more in 2018 as compared to 2008 and it concludes that the percentage of decreased area is more as compared to the percentage of increased area for acquired Landsat-7 data.




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Chandrababu Naik, B., B. Anuradha, P., & ., . (2018). Change detection analysis of reservoirs and lakes in Multi-Temporal Landsat-7 (ETM+) data over the Indian sub-continent during 2008-2018. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4.6), 122–127.
Received 2018-09-29
Accepted 2018-09-29
Published 2018-09-25