Evaluating The Relationship Between Spatial Temporal Land Use Changes And Climate Pattern Of Nilgiris District


M.Suguna Devakumari, Assistant Professor, S. Carolin Jeeva, R.Susan Poonguzhali
Department of Agriculture School of Agriculture and Biosciences Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore 641114.


Due to deforestation, urbanization and land use changes, the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu has been impacted by climate variation. This study was carried out to explore the impact of the land use changes in Nilgiris District from 2011 to 2017using remote sensing images acquired from Landsat 7. Temperature and rainfall data of the study area were also obtained from IMD Pune. The results show that the current trend of decreasing forest area and increasing agricultural land, and the area also experienced a temperature increase of 0.4 ◦C between 2011 and 2017. This study is crucial for land planners and environmentalists to understand the impacts of land use change on the climate in Nilgiris District.