Coastline changes in North Bengkalis Island, Indonesia: satellite imagery analysis and observation


  • M Mubarak Universitas Riau



coastline, North Bengkalis, satellite imagery, total suspended solid (TSS)


Coastal area activity on human exploitation greatly affected aquatic ecosystems. Land changes disturbed the level of soil stability, soil will be easily eroded by the flow of water, the surface tide ran off to the sea. North waters of the island of Bengkalis is a place boiling down to several rivers, including the river Jangkang and river Liung. The rivers have affected the concentration of total suspended solid (TSS) in the strait waters of North Bengkalis Island. This research demonstrated water sampling by using sampling point determined by purposive sampling method mixing the layer of water depth ratio. The results based on satellite imagery data showed that TSS was quite high in the West season period until the transition period I (West to East) with a large concentration value of 200 mg / L. For the lowest TSS concentration occurred in the East season i.e., between 0 - 200 mg/L. TSS concentrations that dominated in the East season ranged from 51 to 75 mg/L This value was higher than the TSS concentration of field data analysis, i.e., between 23 - 39 mg/L. Changes of coastal coastline of North Bengkalis during the last 20 years continue to change the size of the land area, with a land area of 131 ha lost.

Author Biography

M Mubarak, Universitas Riau

Fishery and Marine Sciences


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How to Cite

Mubarak, M. (2018). Coastline changes in North Bengkalis Island, Indonesia: satellite imagery analysis and observation. Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, 5(2), 1127–1132.



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