عنوان مقاله [English]
Multispectral remote sensing data is an important informational resource used for recognizing surface changes. To the extent that today, remote sensing images can provide the latest information on vegetation and land use. The present study seeks to detect changes in vegetation and land use across Taleqan area in time period between 1988 and 2007 using remote sensing. Taleqan is located in Alborz province (Karaj) and Taleqan basin. Results indicate that area dedicated to gardening has increased to 2.28 percent, while agricultural lands have faced a 15.05 decrease. On the other hand, rangelands have decreased to 16.25 percent and bare lands have increased to 28.08 percent. The most important change happened with the construction of Taleqan storage dam in 1999 which submerged more than 1100 hectares of the most desirable lands in the area. Since bare lands have increased and rangelands have decreased, thus from an ecological viewpoint it is possible to say that vegetation is degrading. Therefore, in order to restore bare lands, performing rangeland plans and avoiding unplanned changes can be suggested.