The study of the landscape structure dynamics in the Urals Steppe oil producing territories based on GIS and satellite data.

№2 (2016)

Myachina K.V.

The author’s approach to the analysis of the landscape structure dynamics of oil producing territories in the Urals steppe zone is presented at the article. The proposed approach is based on satellite images interpretation using GIS. The work relevance due to the fact that subsurface use, in particular oil, is one of the main reasons for transformation of steppe landscapes along with agricultural processes. It is shown the remote sensing data of medium spatial resolution can provide the basis for regular monitoring of oil steppe landscapes with the aim of timely detection of their transformation likelihood to the stage of irreversible changes.

Section: Application of GIS technologies

Keywords: oil extraction, steppe zone, landscape, transformation, dynamics, Landsat.