Satellite imagery-based analysis of soil and vegetation cover change as a result of mining

Coal is one of the most mining commodities to date, especially to supply both national and international energy needs. Coal mining activities that are not well managed will have an impact on the occurrence of environmental damage. This research tried to utilize the multitemporal Landsat data to analyze the land use land cover change caused by coal mining activity. The research took place at Berezovesky coal mine site in Kemerovo region (Kuzbass), in Russia. The method developed in this research is the method of change detection with Supervised classification technique/ Maximum likelihood classifier. The results showed that coal mine area along with the damage that occurred in it can be detected from multi-temporal Landsat data using Maximum likelihood supervised classification technique and change detection method. Also, The study reveals decrement in LU/LC categories of vegetation to 147.61km² and agriculture to 542.84km². However increment in the rate of mining area to 39.66km², urban area cover to 78.66 km², and road to 40.18 km² during the study period (1993 to 2019). The results of this study are expected to be used to support government efforts and mining managers in post-mining land reclamation activities.

Keywords: satellite imagens, “Landsat”, classification technique, coal mining, ecology situation, land changes, Berezovesky coal mine.
For citation:

Al-Shateri H. A. Satellite imagery-based analysis of soil and vegetation cover change as a result of mining. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(10-1):146—156. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_101_0_146.


The work was done as part of the implementation Agreements on the provision of a grant from the federal budget in the form of a subsidy number 13.2251.21.0035.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2021
Page number: 146-156
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.83; 551.24
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_101_0_146
Article receipt date: 30.06.2021
Date of review receipt: 23.08.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.09.2021
About authors:

Al-Shateri H. A., PhD Student, Department of Safety and Ecology of Mining, College of Mining, National university of science and technology “MISIS”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

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