Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

Gully Erosion Studies from India and Surrounding Regions

Editors: Shit, Pravat Kumar, Pourghasemi, Hamid Reza, Bhunia, Gouri Sankar (Eds.)

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  • Includes coverage of current fieldwork investigations, modeling approaches, and management issues
  • Discusses examples of current studies and evaluates contemporary modeling approaches
  • Emphasis on laboratory as well as field measurement techniques for gully control
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This book offers the scientific basis for the ample evaluation of badland management in India and some surrounding regions. It examines the processes operating in the headwaters and main channels of ephemeral rivers in lateritic environments of India. In particular, the book covers a range of vital topics in the areas of gully erosion and water to soil erosion at lateritic uplands regions of India and other regions in Asia. It explores the probable gully erosion modeling through Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques.

It is divided into three units. Unit I deals with the introduction of badland, types of badland and the process of badland formation. Unit II is devoted to a description of quantitative measurements. Unit III deals with the control and management processes related to various issues from different regions.

As such this book serves as a reference book for research activities in this area. It is an efficient guide for aspiring researchers in applied geography, explaining advanced techniques to help students recognize both simple and complex concepts.

About the authors

Pravat Kumar Shit has received his PhD degree in 2013 at Vidyasagar University in India. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College, Gope Palace, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. He worked on applied geomorphology, environmental modeling, and published more than 35 international and national research articles in various journals. Dr. Shit's research focuses on soil erosion spatial modeling, badland geomorphology, gully morphology and natural resources mapping and modeling. His research work has been funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India. Dr. Shit is an associate editor and on the editorial boards of three international journals of geography and environment earth science.

Hamid Reza Pourghasemi is an Associate Professor of Watershed Management Engineering in the College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran. He has a B.Sc. in Watershed Management Engineering from the University of Gorgan (2004), Iran; an M.Sc. in Watershed Management Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University (2008), Iran; and a PhD. in Watershed Management Engineering from the same University (Feb 2014). His main research interests are GIS-based spatial modeling using machine learning/data mining techniques in different fields such as landslide, flood, gully erosion, forest fire, land subsidence, species distribution modeling, and groundwater/hydrology. Also, Hamid Reza works on multi-criteria decision-making methods in natural resources and environment. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in high-quality journals, with three chapters in Springer. Also, he has published two books for Springer and Elsevier.

Gouri Sankar Bhunia has received his PhD degree from the University of Calcutta, India in 2015. His PhD dissertation focused on environmental control measures of infectious disease (Visceral leishmaniasis or kala-azar) using geospatial technology. His research interests include Kala-azar disease transmission modeling, data mining, and information retrieval using geospatial technology. Dr. Bhunia is an associate editor and on the editorial boards of three international journal in Health GIS and Geosciences. He works as a ‘Resource Scientist’ in Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre, Patna in Bihar, India. He is recipient of the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) from Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (ICMR, India) and contributed to multiple entomological studies and research programs on Kala-azar disease transmission modelling and development of Customized GIS software for Kala-azar “risk” and “non-risk” area. Dr. Bhunia has published 40 articles in total including 21 articles in journals indexed in Scopus (h-index: 8).

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • Spatial Extent, Formation Process, Reclaimability Classification System and Restoration Strategies of Gully and Ravine Lands in India

    Pages 1-20

    Kumar, Gopal (et al.)

  • Soil Disintegration Characteristics on Ephemeral Gully Collapsing in Lateritic Belt of West Bengal, India

    Pages 21-33

    Shit, Pravat Kumar (et al.)

  • Modeling of Gully Erosion Based on Random Forest Using GIS and R

    Pages 35-44

    Gayen, Amiya (et al.)

  • Geomorphic Threshold and SCS-CN-Based Runoff and Sediment Yield Modelling in the Gullies of Dwarka–Brahmani Interfluve, West Bengal, India

    Pages 45-68

    Ghosh, Sandipan (et al.)

  • Assessing Gully Asymmetry Based on Cross-Sectional Morphology: A Case of Gangani Badland of West Bengal, India

    Pages 69-92

    Islam, Aznarul (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gully Erosion Studies from India and Surrounding Regions
Editors
  • Pravat Kumar Shit
  • Hamid Reza Pourghasemi
  • Gouri Sankar Bhunia
Series Title
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23243-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23243-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23242-9
Series ISSN
2522-8714
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 480
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 267 illustrations in colour
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