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Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

CRC Press

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

Auteur (s) : R. S. Dwivedi
Publisher  : CRC Press
Date de parution : 2017
Pages : 352

Présentation
* A brief and clear introduction to various elements of geospatial technologies including latest developments * Explains all land degradation processes * Discusses the rehabilitation of degraded lands and the role geospatial technologies play therein. * Includes case studies where the use of geospatial technologies helped in reclamation of degraded lands and their monitoring * Brings in one volume author’s life experience in remote sensing of degraded lands over semi-arid and arid ecosystems

Résumé
Land degradation is caused by multiple forces, including extreme weather conditions particularly drought, and human activities that pollute or degrade the quality of soils and land utility negatively affecting food production, livelihoods, and the production and provision of other ecosystem goods and services. This book introduces the basic concepts of GIS and remote sensing and explores the basic aspects of land degradation. It covers mostly the physical and physic-chemical processes of soil loss. It combines different methods and approaches for land degradation monitoring and assessment and help readers understand and design sustainable land management strategies.

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