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Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation

Remote Sensing and GIS Approach

Authors: Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

  • Discusses different approaches on the implementation of the influence of topography on erosion
  • Provides an executable C++ program for computation of the LS factor
  • Important tool for developing regional soil erosion prediction models
  • Useful for prioritization of watersheds to undertake conservation work
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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

    Pages 1-6

  • USLEā€“GIS-Based Soil Erosion Assessment: An Overview

    Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

    Pages 7-27

  • Study Area and Data Collection

    Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

    Pages 29-34

  • Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation

    Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

    Pages 35-49

  • Distributed Soil Erosion Modeling

    Patil, Rupesh Jayaram

    Pages 51-70

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74286-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74285-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation
Book Subtitle
Remote Sensing and GIS Approach
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in GIS
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74286-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74286-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74285-4
Series ISSN
2367-010X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 81
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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