(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

On the use of remote sensing techniques for monitoring spatio-temporal soil organic carbon dynamics in agricultural systems

published at : Soil erosion and the global carbon cycle

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CROFT H. (1) ; KUHN N.J. (1) ; ANDERSON K. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Environmental Sciences, Univ., Basel, SUISSE
(2) College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


The first part of the paper reviews the methods, instruments and techniques used for developing predictive models for monitoring spatial SOC content. Secondly, sources of spatio-temporal SOC variations are examined, including the lateral transfer of SOC by erosion, soil structural breakdown and land management practices, in the context of remote sensing (RS) data and techniques. The key challenges of using RS to monitor SOC contents are discussed along with opportunities for improving SOC predictions within a spatial framework. Such opportunities include the use of ancillary data, scale-specific methods, improved development of spectral libraries and better integration of RS technologies into empirical and simulation SOC models


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 94 [pp. 64-74]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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