Sensing soil quality

the evidence from Africa
  • 20 Pages
  • 3.71 MB
  • 6596 Downloads
  • English
by
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry , Nairobi, Kenya
Soils -- Africa -- Qua

Places

A

StatementKeith D. Shepherd and Markus G. Walsh.
SeriesWorking paper series / Natural Resource Problems, Priorities, and Policies Programme ;, working paper 2000-1, Working paper series (Natural Resource Problems, Priorities, and Policies Programme) ;, working paper 2000-1.
ContributionsWalsh, Markus G., Natural Resource Problems, Priorities, and Policies Programme.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS599.5.A1 S53 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3984976M
LC Control Number2001312985

Mismanagement of soil and water resources may not only contribute to an escalation of global poverty but also jeopardize ecosystem services, with significant costs to the environment. Although not concentrated within one geographic location (3, million hectares), an equivalent of approximately 24 % of the earth’s land surface is degraded land, and about 2 billion people (one third of the Cited by: This chapter focuses on the use of optical remote sensing in the wavelength domain of visible and near infrared and shortwave infrared.

It gives an overview of the principal issues concerning the use of these techniques for soil mapping and monitoring, including different spectral (multispectral and hyperspectral data) and spatial scales (laboratory, field, and image).Cited by: 6.

The use of soil sensors in agriculture allows individualized, innovative ‘bottom-up’ procedures, helping farmers and land managers to fine-tune enterprise management and balance production with environmental quality, including the preservation of soil.

Details Sensing soil quality EPUB

Sensing can provide soil information at different spatial scales so that it can also be Cited by:   Soil-moisture information plays an important role in disaster predictions, environmental monitoring, and hydrological applications.

A large number of research papers have introduced a variety of methods to retrieve soil-moisture information from different types of remote sensing data, such as optical data or radar by: A soil moisture model is used to simulate soil moisture over time, and the shuffled complex evolution optimization method, developed at the University of Arizona, is used to estimate the control variables of the soil moisture model from good-quality satellite soil moisture data covering one year, so that the temporal behavior of the modeled.

The book in particular covers soil sensor sampling, proximal soil sensor development and use, sensor calibrations, prediction methods for large data sets, applications of proximal soil sensing.

Remote Sensing of Soil and Water Quality in Agroecosystems Article (PDF Available) in Water Air and Soil Pollution (9) September with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'. Purchase Remote Sensing in Soil Science, Volume 15 - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1.

The Maryland Soil Quality Assessment Book is a pocket size (” x ”) booklet, which includes user instructions, multiple soil assessment and field note sheets, a table of descriptive Sensing soil quality book for each farmer-selected soil quality indicator, and an assessment calendar. Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for Sensing soil quality book spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture from remote sensing.

It also underscores the range of such techniques available nowadays as well Format: Paperback. Monitoring soil moisture dynamics from local to global scales is essential for a wide range of applications.

The field of remote sensing of soil moisture has expanded greatly and the first dedicated soil moisture satellite missions (SMOS, SMAP) were launched, and new missions, such as SENTINEL-1 provide long-term perspectives for land surface monitoring. Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization book. Impact on Land Management.

Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization. DOI link for Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization. Land degradation, a decline in the quality of the land caused by human activities, has become a major global issue (Eswaran et al., ).

More than half of the dry areas worldwide are. This book reports on developments in Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS) and high resolution digital soil mapping. PSS has become a multidisciplinary area of study that aims to develop field-based techniques for collecting information on the soil from close by, or within, the soil.

Amongst others, PSS. Soil monitoring involves the collection and/or analysis of soil and its associated quality, constituents, and physical status to determine or guarantee its fitness for faces many threats, including compaction, contamination, organic material loss, biodiversity loss, slope stability issues, erosion, salinization, and monitoring helps characterize these threats and.

Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture Despite the importance of soil moisture information, widespread and/or continuous measurement of soil moisture is all but nonexistent. "The lack of a convincing approach of global measurement of soil moisture is a.

to obtain high quality information about the spatial Characterizing Soil Variability Using On-the-Go Sensing Technology Sensor Overview Global positioning system (GPS) receivers, used to Classification of on-the-go soil sensing systems (soil properties indicated by red font are the most probable to distinguish).File Size: KB.

Remote Sensing for Soil Survey Applications Janis Boettinger Professor of Pedology. Plants, Soil, and Climate We’ll begin with a review of “The Factors of Soil Formation,” a seminal book by Hans Jenny published in Jenny conceptua To represent soil and the related environment factors in a spatial context and express these.

In this context, remote sensing has shown a high potential in soil characteristics retrieving in the last three decades. Different methodologies have been proposed for the estimation of soil parameters, based on different remote sensing sensors and techniques (passive and active).Cited by: PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING Shefali Aggarwal Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Division Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun Abstract: Remote sensing is a technique to observe the earth surface or the atmosphere from out of space using satellites (space borne) or from the air using aircrafts (airborne).

This book reports on developments in Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS) and high resolution digital soil mapping. PSS has become a multidisciplinary area of study that aims to develop field-based techniques for collecting information on the soil from close by, or within, the soil.

The publication Soil Quality - Constraints to plant production is now freely available as a digital book on the iBooks store, with more books to follow soon. Experts from a range of organisations and farmers contributed their knowledge, best practice techniques and stories to the ebook.

Book Description. Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture from remote sensing.

It also underscores the range of such techniques. This book offers four specific strategies that can serve as the basis for a national policy to protect soil and water quality while maintaining U.S.

agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Timely and comprehensive, the volume has important implications for the Clean Air Act and the farm bill. Author: Andrew N.

Rencz,Robert A. Ryerson; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: Category: Technology & Engineering Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» An outstanding new reference work REMOTE SENSING for the Earth Sciences Remote Sensing for the Earth Sciences is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for geologists, geophysicists, and all earth scientists.

Soil Parameters Assessment by Remote Sensing Theofanis A. Gemtos1, Christos Cavalaris2, Christos Caramoutis2, Dimitris Anagnostopoulos2, Stavros Giouvanidis2, Spyros Fountas2 Soil compaction is a major problem of soil degradation affecting soil fertility and crop yields.

Soil compaction is caused in the present day agriculture mainly by heavy. 31 Aug 31 Aug MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING IN SOIL QUALITY ASSESSMENT S.

Download Sensing soil quality EPUB

Saha S. Saha. Agriculture and Soils Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun –IndiaCited by: 2.

book the terms soil health and soil quality are used synonymously; however, soil quality tends to be used more often because of the orientation of the authors.

Soil quality affects three essential facets of sustainable land management: Productivity of crops and livestock, Environmental Quality of natural resources, and Health of plants, animals. Remote Sensing & GIS Book.

Latest Material Links. Link – Complete Notes. Link – Unit 1 Notes. Link – Unit 2 Notes. Link – Unit 3 Notes. Link – Unit 4 Notes. Link – Unit 5 Notes.

Old Material Links. Link:Complete Notes. Note: These notes are according to the R09 Syllabus book of R13 and R15,8-units of R09 syllabus are /5(23). Optical and thermal remote sensing data were acquired at ground level over several turfgrass species under different soil and irrigation treatments in northern Colorado, USA.

Three vegetation indices (VIs), estimated based on surface spectral reflectance, were sensitive to the effect of reduced water application on turfgrass quality.

Description Sensing soil quality EPUB

MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING IN SOIL QUALITY ASSESSMENT S K Saha Agriculture and Soils Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun –India, [email protected]

The Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI) is a modification of the NDVI with a correction factor for soil brightness. The value of L is adjusted based on the amount of vegetation. L= is the.The journal 'Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment’ focuses on remote sensing studies that address specific topics with an emphasis on environmental and societal issues - regional / local studies with global significance.

Global issues require studies and solutions on .Download Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems By M. Anji Reddy – Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) deals with mapping technology, and all relevant terminology which are necessary for a beginner to .