Assessment of Sand Dune Hazards for Land Use/Land cover in Ma’an Governorate

Aymen AL-Taani, Yusra Al-husban


The main goals of this paper are to assess the risk of sand accumulation as a hazard for the land use/land cover (LULC) in Ma’an Governorate via comparative quantitative research methods. The results of LULC showed that human activities represent only 340.74 km² (1.03%), namely of built-up area, forest and irrigated area, besides the 240 km of road length concentrated in the western and southwestern regions of Ma’an, so the sand accumulation is hazards well-studied in detail in this area. In conclusion, many farms were relocated from one place to another to avoid areas covered by sand dunes.

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Sand Dune, Hazards, LULC, Ma’an Governorate.

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Universidad del Zulia /Venezuela/ opción/ /ISSN: 1012-1587 / e-ISSN: 2477-9385

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