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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Remote sensing is a method to produce updated information in vast area. Describing the model for utilization and processing satellite data in regard to developing a method for mapping forage production of arid regions were the purpose for this study. For this purpose Landsat ETM+ data used at Nodushan area in 2002 . The study area covers about 60000 hectares and the annual precipitation is about 140-300 mm. in order to correct the necessary data 50 sites with different vegetation types using 25 quadrant of 1*2 m size and then awareged were used. To study the dependent variable of vegetation relations with independent variables of satellite data, vegetation indices and environmental factors; multiple linear regression analysis were manipulated using SPSS software. Then a suitable model was selected which caried predict the vegetation properties of the study area. Finally, production map was produced using ILWIS software. According to the results, mapping of forage production via remote sensing is possible even when its vegetation cover is less than 25%.