INTEGRATION OF DATA OF THE REMOTE SENSING, GIS, AND GAMMA-SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS TO STUDY SOIL MATERIAL REDISTRIBUTION
Keywords: Microrelief, Soil Runoff, Very High Resolution Imagery, GIS-based Mapping
Abstract. The paper discusses a problem of complex data application when accounting erosion network elements to study soil runoff and soil material redistribution on arable slopes. It is needed to estimate and account contribution of microrelief landforms to the sediment (washed out soil material) redistribution on arable areas to enhance accuracy of estimation of the soil runoff and accumulation. However, microrelief landforms are hardly detected on topographic maps and plans used traditionally in land management. For example, temporary streams formed in plowing furrows (in the case of along-slope plowing) can be detected only when survey and soil sampling data are attracted, or (partially) using remote sensing data.
Due to such a context, we discover integrated analysis of map data (digital maps represented and processed in GIS environment), data of gamma-spectrometric analysis of the soil samples, and very high resolution satellite imagery, which is aimed onto detection of the role of stable and dynamically changing microrelief landforms in soil material redistribution.