Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation: Remote Sensing and GIS Approach

March 14, 2018|
Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation: Remote Sensing and GIS Approach
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This book presents a novel computation of the topographic LS factor of the USLE model to estimate spatial soil erosion. In developing countries, soil erosion is one of the main concerns as it adversely affects agriculture and reduces food production. Therefore, the author presents a particularly relevant approach, as he demonstrates how the C++ programming allows us to identify important erosion stages like detachment and deposition. He does this by assessing the annual rate of soil erosion from the Shakkar River watershed in India using distributed information and applying RS and GIS techniques. He also discusses different approaches that have been proposed to work out the influence of topography on erosion. Simulated and observed data of sediment loss are compared for the period 1992 to 2006.

This book provides an easy-to-understand basic piece of soil erosion and hydrological research and reaches out to young researchers and students at the graduate and undergraduate level as well as applicants of soil erosion models.

Title:Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation: Remote Sensing and GIS Approach
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:March 14, 2018
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319742861

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