HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENT OF FOOD USING SWAT AS GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES IN THE CATCHMENT AREA OF TERENGGANU MALAYSIA
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Geosciences (MJG)
Author: Ibrahim Sufiyan, Magaji J.I, A.T. Ogah
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Risks and hazards are two important issues currently threatening humanity and the environment. Flood has claimed many lives and destroyed properties in Malaysia and Africa and Nigeria. It is global catastrophe. The application of geospatial science is, therefore, very important advantages that it offers solutions to flood. This stud uses of Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer Digital Elevation Model (ASTER-DEM), and the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in visualizing floods disaster risk. The whole catchment area of Terengganu has been delineated. The 25 sub-basins have been identified and the flood risk zones have been modeled. The complete watersheds are characterized by different sub-basins and Hydrologic Respond Units (HRUs) which can be viewed in 3D environment.