(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Measurement of urbanization process and the paddy soil loss in Yixing city, China between 1949 and 2000

published at : Influences of rapid urbanization and industrialization on soil resource and its quality in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PAN X.-Z. ; ZHAO Q.-G. ;


This study used GIS technology, remote sensing images of 1949, 1966, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, to analyze the spatial process of urbanization and its impact on the soil resources in Yixing city, southeast China. The results showed that the urban area grew more than three-fold during 51 years and the loss of paddy soil accounted for 82,9% of all soil loss. According to the expansion dynamics and the results of spatial metrics, the urban expansion process in Yixing could be divided into 4 steps. The study also indicated that the urban expansion was encouraged by the transportation system, however, restricted by the rivers, lakes and hills


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 69, no 1 [pp. 65-73]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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