Estimation of Deforestation Rate for LBA-ECO LC-14 Modeled Deforestation Scenarios, Amazon Basin: 2002-2050 using Fuzzy k-means clustering
Kalaiyarasi Murugesan1, Perumal Balasubramani2, Pallikonda Rajasekaran Murugan3
1Kalaiyarasi Murugesan, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, India.
2Perumal Balasubramani, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, India.
3Pallikonda Rajasekaran Murugan, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, India.
Manuscript received on 03 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 10 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 5746-5750 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2607078219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2607.098319
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Abstract: Amazon region plays a very substantial role within the worldwide energy, hydrological cycle and carbon balance. The total area of Amazon forest is 5.5 million km2. About 7.3% of the Amazon was deforested between 1976 – 2003 and further 2.6% between 2000 and 2010. PRODES (Amazon Deforestation Monitoring Project) oversees deforestation over satellite images of the categorical deforestation in Amazon. The annual deforestation rate is predicted depends on the desertification expansion identified in every satellite image integument the Brazilian region known as legal Amazon. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), till now totally 768,935 km2 were deforested in Amazon Basin. This paper proposes a segmentation approach that enables the estimation of the deforestation rate on tropical forest clearing in Amazonia, South America in the recent, past (2002–2010) and in an exceedingly future (2020–2050) land cover change in the LBA-ECO LC-14 Modelled Deforestation Amazon Basin scenarios.
Index Terms: Amazonia, Deforestation, Segmentation, Land Cover, Fuzzy K-Means.
Scope of the Article: Fuzzy Logics