Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

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Assessing the relationship of land use land cover on surface temperature in city of Shah Alam, Malaysia using landsat-8 oli

Z.A. Latif, M.E.S. Kamsan


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between land use and land cover (LULC) and land surface temperature in city of Shah Alam using remotely sensed data. Extracting Land Surface Temperature (LST) is a best indicator to analyse urban heat island phenomenon. Landsat-8 data data and remote sensing techniques were used to analyse LULC classification and its relationship with the LST. The objective of this study is to determine the relationship of LULC and LST over Shah Alam area. LULC classification and LST was extracted and computed using Landsat-8 data. The obtained results showed that different LULCs have different LST due to their spatial characteristics. Shah Alam was experiencing LST in the range of 26.5 to 33.8 ºC. The presence of green trees also influenced the surrounding LST.

Keywords: remote sensing; land surface temperature; land use land cover; Landsat-8
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