Assessment of soil salinity in the Eastern Nile Delta (Egypt) using geoinformation techniques
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
Rising soil salinity has been a major problem in the soils of Egypt in recent decades. High water tables are also a common problem in intensively irrigated areas and can lead to the development of salinity problems. Results show a high correlation between ETM+ band 3 and salt efflorescence. The ground values have a good correlation (r 2 > 0.65) with estimated values. Results also show a positive correlation (r 2 = 0.84) between the concentration of salt on the surface and water table levels of 70 cm or less. In the area under study, salt accumulation, ground water and inadequate drainage conditions are the major causes of salinization.
- Afify, H.F., Studies on Water Resources and Pollution in Some Areas of the Suez Canal Province, Univ. of Cairo, 2000.
- Csillag, F., Biel, L.L. (1993) Spectral Band Selection for the Characterization of Salinity Status of Soil. Remote Sensing Environ. 43: pp. 231-242 CrossRef
- de Dapper, M. and Goossens R., Modeling and Monitoring of Soil Salinity and Water Logging Hazards in the Desert-Delta Fringes of Egypt Based on Geomorphology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Proc. 16th Earsel Symp., Malta, May 20–23, 1996.
- Dwivedi, R.S. (1992) Monitoring and the Study of the Effect of Image Scale on Delineation of Salt Affected Soils in the Indo-Gangentic Plains. Int. J. Remote Sensing 13: pp. 1527-1536 CrossRef
- Eger, H., Fleischhauer, E., Hebel, A., and Sombroek, W., Taking Action for Sustainable Land Use, Proc. 9th ISCO Conf., Bonn, 1996, pp. 480–483.
- FAO. The Land Resource Base. Room: FAO (ARC/86/3), Roma, 1986.
- Hillel, D., Salinity Management for Sustainable Irrigation: Integrating Science, Environment and Economics, Washington, 2000.
- Kalkhan, M.A., Stohlgren, T.J., Chong, G.W., et al., A Predictive Spatial Model of Plant Diversity: Integration of Remotely Sensed Data, GIS and Spatial Statistics, Proc. 8th Biennial Remote Sensing Application (Conf. RS, 2000), Albuquerque, 2000, pp. 1–8.
- Northrop, L.J., Landsat Detection of Irrigation Area Salinity, Occasional Paper Ser., 1982, no. 4.
- Zinck, J.A., Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization Impact on Land Management, New York, 2009.
- Assessment of soil salinity in the Eastern Nile Delta (Egypt) using geoinformation techniques
Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin
Volume 66, Issue 1 , pp 11-14
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Allerton Press, Inc.
- Additional Links