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Remote sensing techniques for the detection of soil erosion and the identification of soil conservation practicesThe following paper is a summary of a number of techniques initiated under the AgRISTARS (Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys Through Aerospace Remote Sensing) project for the detection of soil degradation caused by water erosion and the identification of soil conservation practices for resource inventories. Discussed are methods to utilize a geographic information system to determine potential soil erosion through a USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation) model; application of the Kauth-Thomas Transform to detect present erosional status; and the identification of conservation practices through visual interpretation and a variety of enhancement procedures applied to digital remotely sensed data.
Pelletier, R. E. (NASA National Space Technology Laboratories Bay St. Louis, MS, United States) Griffin, R. H. (USDA Fort Worth, TX, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1985
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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