NASA: Dubai Coast Has The Largest Land Reclamation Projects On Earth

by Deeplata Garde
NASA: Dubai Coast Has The Largest Land Reclamation Projects On Earth

We are aware of all the mammoth projects that shine through Dubai. After Google street view declared Burj Khalifa the tallest building we have another piece of news. Dubai Coast Has The Largest Land Reclamation Projects On Earth. No coast on the planet can compare to the one that runs along with Dubai. Today, that coastline is home to some of the world’s largest and most influential land reclamation projects.

World’s Largest And Most Well-Known Land Reclamation Initiatives

A peninsula built to look like a map of Earth’s continents is World Islands. Also, a pair of palm-shaped archipelagos encircled by circular storm barriers (Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali) stand out by the coast. An astronaut took a snapshot and presented it on the International Space Station on April 6, 2022. Workers excavated sand and silt from the seafloor and sprayed it into the appropriate shape with ships and GPS technology. They mixed in stone and solidified the new islands with a piece of construction equipment called a vibroflot.

20 Years Of Palm Jumeirah

Developers in the 1990s dreamed big when it came to expanding Dubai’s coastline. The World Islands, an Earth-shaped island, consisted of 300 little coastal islands. The plan was to sell them to luxury developers and fill them with hotels and residences. Instead of merely two palm islands, the initial plans included a third (Palm Deira) it’d be quite bigger. There were also proposals for a second large archipelago named The Universe, which would feature islands modelled like the planetary system and the Milky Way.

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Scientists Observe Changes In Dubai Coast And Other Regions

Scientists are utilising satellites to examine a broad range of environmental effects. Also, you can see some alterations linked with the new terrain as developers attempt to fund and complete projects. In a February 2022 publication, for example, an international group of experts detected dramatic water quality changes near Palm Jumeirah. Since 2001, they’ve seen a 7.5-degree Celsius (13.5-degree Fahrenheit) rise in suspended sediment and chlorophyll. They observed as well as a 7.5-degree Celsius (13.5-degree Fahrenheit) rise in overall water temperatures. In 2020, when visitors to the region fell owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, they saw a certain change in water quality. Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 data were specifically used to come up with their conclusions.

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