Special Issue "Innovative Approaches for Modeling and Monitoring of Gully Erosion"

A special issue of Earth (ISSN 2673-4834).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Christian Conoscenti
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Department of Earth and Marine Sciences, University of Palermo, Via Archirafi 22, 90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: soil erosion; gully erosion; landslide susceptibility; stochastic modeling of geomorphic processes; natural hazards
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Prof. Dr. Aleksey Sheshukov
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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University, 1016 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: soil erosion; ephemeral gully erosion; watershed modeling; climate change impacts; hydrology
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Prof. Dr. Álvaro Gómez-Gutiérrez
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Research Institute for Sustainable Territorial Development, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: geomorphology; photogrammetry; UAV; LIDAR; digital terrain analysis; spatial modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Gully erosion is a process of removal of topsoil along concentrated overland flow channels by surface water runoff; it causes land degradation in many regions and under different environmental conditions. In recent years, new technologies have emerged allowing to obtain high-precision measures of gully features and soil losses. Moreover, advanced computer tools were developed and applied to modeling of gully occurrence at different scales. In this Special Issue, we would like to invite gully erosion studies that are carried out at a range of hillslope to watershed scales and employ innovative and cutting-edge approaches to measure, monitor, and model gully initiation, channel development, and sediment production. This issue will cover research using recent advancements in capturing and processing of tri-dimensional point clouds which allow precise reconstruction of gully erosion landforms and monitoring of gully expansion. Furthermore, studies employing novel techniques or improvements of existing computer modeling approaches for assessment of gully occurrence, headcut location, and soil losses are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Christian Conoscenti
Prof. Dr. Aleksey Sheshukov
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Gómez-Gutiérrez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • gully erosion
  • soil loss
  • monitoring
  • point clouds
  • 3D photo-reconstruction
  • statistical modeling
  • machine learning
  • data mining

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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