Using Remote Sensing to Assess Climatic Impacts on Étange Saumâtre
Track: Climate Change
Authors: Helenmary Hotz
Interpretation of remotely sensed landsat imagery yields evidence of recent global climate change effects on Étange Saumâtre, Haiti. Since 2004, increased storm frequency and intensity combined with anthropogenic perturbations have dramatically altered the physical characteristics of the lake, resulting in localized flooding. This analysis demonstrates a 17.4% increase in lake area over a 17 year period and indentifies areas prone to future flooding, and will facilitate mitigation efforts.