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Special Issue "Monitoring Soil Properties Based on Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Soil-Sediment-Water Systems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2023 | Viewed by 1482
Special Issue Editors
Interests: VIS-NIR reflectance spectroscopy; remote sensing; soil characteristics; soil erosion; soil degradation; soil nutrient; soil quality; soil evaluation; soil salinity
2. Ethnic Borneo Laboratory, Institute of Ecosystem Science Borneo, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus, Bintulu 97008, Sarawak, Malaysia
Interests: soil science; soil microbiology; agricultural technology
Special Issue Information
Increasing food production has become an urgent necessity to address population growth, which necessitates the intensification of food production. Hence, the careful management of soil requires an understanding of its characteristics as well as the factors that limit its production. There is no doubt that the soil is a complex system, and is affected by surrounding climatic factors such as temperature, rain, wind, radiation, and others. Recently, remote sensing data have become more available and have high resolution and capabilities; these data are generated by Landsat, Sentinel 1 or 2, and other satellites; drones; VIS-NIR spectroscopy, etc. Apart from ground sensors, these remote sensing data provide a valuable basis for updating and monitoring soil properties. In addition, remote sensing data can be used in integration with other environmental data to monitor changes in soil properties and their impact on crop production. We welcome contributions on the following topics:
- UAV-based soil mapping;
- Soil properties using visible–near-infrared (VIS-NIR) reflectance spectroscopy;
- Mapping soil organic carbon;
- Mapping soil characteristics;
- Mapping soil salinity;
- Mapping land degradation;
- Mapping soil water retention;
- Soil erosion;
- Satellite time series;
- Assessing and monitoring soil quality;
- Soil conservation evaluation;
- Mapping soil nutrients using remote sensing;
- Soil quality and crop performance.
Prof. Dr. Elsayed Said Mohamed
Dr. Zakry Fitri bin Ab Aziz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- UAV-based soil mapping
- soil properties using visible–near-infrared (VIS-NIR) reflectance spectroscopy
- mapping soil organic carbon
- mapping soil characteristics
- mapping soil salinity
- mapping land degradation
- mapping soil water retention
- soil erosion
- satellite time series
- assessing and monitoring soil quality
- soil conservation evaluation
- mapping soil nutrients using remote sensing
- soil quality and crop performance