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Changing trend in coastal ecosystem can be quantified by performing time series analysis. Time series analysis performed using long term remote sensing data will help us to identify the dynamic changes happening in the coastal ecosystem and its surrounding regions. In the present study we performed time series analysis on northern sector of Chilika Lake and its nearby regions of Odisha, which is situated in the east coast of India using three decades of freely available Landsat archive data. In order to detect dynamic changes trend parameters were calculated by using available data sets from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Operational Land Imager and Thermal Infrared Sensor (OLI/TIRS) for the observation period from 1988 to 2017. Two multi-spectral indices i.e. NDVI and EVI were generated from the available data sets and the trend analyses were performed using Theil-Sen (T-S) regression method by identifying robust trend parameters (slope and pvalue). The average mean values for NDVI and EVI were recorded at 0.4 and 0.2. Significant positive trend was observed in both vegetation indices (NDVI and EVI) with a mean slope value of 0.004 and 0.003 and pvalue of 0.03 and 0.02 respectively.
This is a manuscript pre-print being submitted to your pre-print archive. The manuscript describes a method in a case study basis for ecosystem monitoring using archives of satellite data. The case study was conducted in the Odisha Coast in India.