Prediction of Experimental Rainfall-Eroded Soil Area Based on S-Shaped Growth Curve Model Framework
AbstractRainfall-induced soil erosion of a mountain area plays a significant role in supplying sediment and shaping the landscape. The related area of soil erosion, as an index of the changed landscape, is easier to calculate visually using some popular imaging tools. By image analysis, our work shows that the changing of the soil erosion area admits the structure of an S-growth curve. Therefore, we propose to establish an S-curve model, based on incremental learning, to predict the soil erosion area. In the process of incremental learning, we dynamically update the accumulative rainfall and rainfall intensity to train the parameters of our S-curve model. In order to verify our prediction model, the index of area is utilized to express the output of eroded soil in a series of experiments. The results show that the proposed S-growth curve model can be used to estimate the growth of the soil erosion area (average relative error 3%–9.7%) according to variable soil material and rainfall intensity. The original S-growth curve model can calculate the erosion areas of just one soil material and one rainfall condition whose average relative error is 7.5%–12.2%; compared to the simple time series analysis-moving average method (average relative error 5.7%–12.1%), our proposed S-growth curve model can reveal the physical mechanism and evolution of the research object. View Full-Text
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Nie, W.; Huang, R.-Q.; Zhang, Q.-G.; Xian, W.; Xu, F.-L.; Chen, L. Prediction of Experimental Rainfall-Eroded Soil Area Based on S-Shaped Growth Curve Model Framework. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 157-173.
Nie W, Huang R-Q, Zhang Q-G, Xian W, Xu F-L, Chen L. Prediction of Experimental Rainfall-Eroded Soil Area Based on S-Shaped Growth Curve Model Framework. Applied Sciences. 2015; 5(3):157-173.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nie, Wen; Huang, Run-Qiu; Zhang, Qian-Gui; Xian, Wei; Xu, Feng-Lin; Chen, Lin. 2015. "Prediction of Experimental Rainfall-Eroded Soil Area Based on S-Shaped Growth Curve Model Framework." Appl. Sci. 5, no. 3: 157-173.