(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Regional soil erosion assessment from remote sensing data in rehabilitated high density canopy forests of southern China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG H. (1 2) ; YU D. (1 2) ; DONG L. (1 2) ; SHI X. (1 2) ; WARNER E. (3) ; GU Z. (1) ; SUN J. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Inst. of Soil Sciences, CAS, Nanjing, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Office for Remote Sensing of earth Resources, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, ETATS-UNIS


A mapping method was developed by integrating remote sensing parameters to identify eroded areas under high density canopy in the Changting County, Fujian Province. The remotely sensed vegetation indices, vegetation fractional canopy (VFC) and leaf area index (LAI) were calibrated based on soil erosion measurements from previous runoff plot experiments and extrapolated from USLE modeling to a regional scale. It is highlighted that the vegetation restoration degree determined from LAI is more sensitive to subcanopy soil erosion than from VFC. Therefore, the remote sensing based method can be used for operational erosion monitoring in southern China


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 123 [pp. 106-112]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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