Rapid detection of land cover change in tropical savanna environment using conditional change vector analysis on remote sensing data in Moyo watershed, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia


  • Gatot Nugroho Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8544-1136
  • Galdita Aruba Chulafak Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
  • Fajar Yulianto Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space




conditional change, vector analysis, Indonesia, Moyo watershed, remote sensing


In environmental management, land cover change is a crucial aspect. The area of tropical savanna environments is vulnerable to land degradation. This study aimed to rapidly detect land cover changes in a tropical savanna environment based on remote sensing data. Conditional change detection was performed using the Change Vector Analysis (CVA) with input parameters such as the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) and Normalized Difference Soil Index (NDSI). The results showed that during the period 2015 to 2019, changes were detected in the Moyo watershed every year. From 2015 to 2016, the Moyo River Basin was dominated by changes with a change magnitude of less than 0.088, which was 63% of the Moyo River Basin area. From 2016 to 2017, the changes were dominated by the change magnitude value of 0.063, which was 58.6% of the Moyo River Basin area. From 2017 to 2018, changes were dominated by the change magnitude value of 0.084 of 55.26% of the Moyo watershed area. From 2018 to 2019, the change was dominated by the change magnitude value of 0.057, which was 47.57% of the Moyo watershed area. The direction of land cover change was dominated by Q2 in 2016, Q4 in 2017 and 2018, and Q2 and Q4 in 2019. These changes generally occurred in the Moyo watershed middle and downstream parts, which are grasslands. The use of the Conditional Change Vector Analysis (CCVA) approach in a tropical savanna environment can detect changes and the direction of change with an accuracy of about 70%.


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How to Cite

Nugroho, G., Chulafak, G. A., & Yulianto, F. (2021). Rapid detection of land cover change in tropical savanna environment using conditional change vector analysis on remote sensing data in Moyo watershed, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, 8(3), 2731–2741. https://doi.org/10.15243/jdmlm.2021.083.2731



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