(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Soil erosion assessment using geomorphological remote sensing techniques : an example from southern Italy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LO CURZIO S. (1) ; MAGLIULO P. (1) ;
(1) Dip. di Studi Geologici e Ambientali, Univ. degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, ITALIE


The aim of this study is to assess of the distribution and map the geomorphological effects of soil erosion at the basin scale identifying newly-formed erosional landsurfaces (NeFELs), by means of an integration of Landsat ETM 7+ remotely sensed data and field-surveyed geomorphological data. The study was carried out in a typical Mediterranean area located in southern Italy. The study area was first characterized from a lithological, pedological, land-use and morpho-topographic point of view and thematic maps were created. Then, the georeferenced Landsat ETM 7+ satellite imagery was processed using the RSI ENVI 4.0 software. The spatial analysis showed that the highest frequency of the NeFELs occurred on both south-facing and southwest-facing slopes. The comparison of two satellite imageries of different periods highlighted that the NeFELs were most clearly evident immediately after summer tillage operations


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 262-271]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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