Spatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Estimation

Remote Sensing and GIS Approach

  • Rupesh Jayaram Patil

Part of the SpringerBriefs in GIS book series (BRIEFSGIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Rupesh Jayaram Patil
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rupesh Jayaram Patil
    Pages 29-34
  4. Rupesh Jayaram Patil
    Pages 35-49
  5. Rupesh Jayaram Patil
    Pages 51-70
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 75-81

About this book


This book presents a novel computation of the topographic LS factor of the USLE model to estimate spatial soil erosion. In developing countries, soil erosion is one of the main concerns as it adversely affects agriculture and reduces food production. Therefore, the author presents a particularly relevant approach, as he demonstrates how the C++ programming allows us to identify important erosion stages like detachment and deposition. He does this by assessing the annual rate of soil erosion from the Shakkar River watershed in India using distributed information and applying RS and GIS techniques. He also discusses different approaches that have been proposed to work out the influence of topography on erosion. Simulated and observed data of sediment loss are compared for the period 1992 to 2006.This book provides an easy-to-understand basic piece of soil erosion and hydrological research and reaches out to young researchers and students at the graduate and undergraduate level as well as applicants of soil erosion models. 


Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) model Digital elevation model (DEM) C++ programming Hydrological surface processes Water resource management in India Topographic influence on erosion Topographic factor (LS) in USLE

Authors and affiliations

  • Rupesh Jayaram Patil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil and Water Engineering, College of Agricultural EngineeringJawaharlal Nehru Agricultural UniversityJabalpurIndia

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