Estimation of the Relationship between Vegetation Pattern and Land Surface Temperature in Asansol Municipal Corporation


  • Sougata Maji Bankura University, Bankura, West Bengal, India
  • Druheen Chakrabortty Bankura Christian College, Bankura, West Bengal, India



Urbanization is the obvious reason for the fluctuation of land surface temperature phenomena that leads to a distressing urban environment. Urban vegetation has the potential to minimize the land surface temperature intensity. The study has investigated the relationship between Land Surface Temperature (LST) and vegetation patterns in AMC. The Landsat 5 TM and the Landsat 8 OLI satellite images for the years 1991 and 2021 have been considered for analysis. The four Landscape metrics including Class Area, Patch Density, Edge Density, and Mean Shape Index have been selected to determine the spatial pattern of green spaces. The correlation techniques have been applied to depict the association between the variables. The study has found that vegetation configuration has no significant relationship with LST within the aforesaid period. But the vegetation amount is slightly associated with LST in comparison to vegetation configuration. Therefore vegetation amount may play a crucial role to mitigate the LST phenomenon. However, the relationship is very complex and varies spatially and scale-wise.


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How to Cite

Maji, S., & Chakrabortty, D. (2024). Estimation of the Relationship between Vegetation Pattern and Land Surface Temperature in Asansol Municipal Corporation. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 50(4), 533–541.