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A preliminary study on soil erosion of the Longdong Loess Plateau region based on MODIS
Author(s): Bing Wang; Mei Zhou; Guangmeng Guo; Gary Z. Wang; Weifeng Song; Manliang Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Longdong region is known as one of the most serious soil erosion areas in the Loess Plateau of China. In this paper, Modified Soil Adjustment Vegetation Index (MSAVI) calculated from the shared Terra/MODIS data. Slope is derived from GTOPO-DEM data provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Soil Erosion Intensity of Longdong loess plateau region is calculated with the following three factors MSAVI, slope and average annual rainfall. Compared with previous soil erosion result produced in 1991, the two results match quite well, which shows that the remote sensing data of MODIS is applicable in rapid assessment of regional soil erosion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5884, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II, 58841N (1 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619241
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Bing Wang, Institute of Ecological and Environmental Research, Chinese Academy of Forestry Science (China)
Mei Zhou, Agricultural Univ. of Inner Mongolia (China)
Guangmeng Guo, Institute of Geography Science and Natural Resource, CAS (China)
Gary Z. Wang, USDA Forest Service (United States)
Weifeng Song, Beijing Forestry Univ. (China)
Manliang Zhang, Yellow River Conservancy Committee (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5884:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II
Wei Gao; David R. Shaw, Editor(s)

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