Land Degradation

Assessment of Land Degradation in Taats River Basin of Mongolia using Satellite Images and Socio-economic Data

landdegrad3Year: 2011-2012
Country: Mongolia
Location within country: Taats river basin

The main objective of this study was to assess the land degradation using satellite and analyze the contribution of physical, biological, climatic and socioeconomic factors in land degradation.
Degradation of rangelands in Mongolia, including in Taats river basin is occurring on a large scale. Physical and biological factors were considered to identify the physical vulnerability of the pasture lands to land degradation.

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Investigation of Correlation between Rainfall and Soil Moisture at Darkhan Aimag Region

landdegrad2Year: 2009-2010
Country: Mongolia
Location within country: Darkhan-Uul aimag

The objectives of this project were: 1) To analyze the differences between GPM-TRMM precipitation and observed values in the study area, 2) To analyze the differences between SMI values retrieved from remotely sensed data and observed soil moisture in the study area, 3) To delineate landuse/landcover map of Darkhan-Uul aimag region.

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Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS for Estimation of Soil Erosion in Lam Phra Phloeng watershed in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

landdegrad1Year: 2009-2010
Country: Thailand
Location within country: Lam Phra Phloeng watershed, Nakhon Ratchasima province

The objectives of this project were: 1) To classify landuse/landcover map using ALOS/AVNIR-2 and ALOS/PRISM data acquired in 2006 and 2008 in the Lam Phra Phloeng watershed, 2) To estimate soil erosion in the study area using the USLE model as well as E30 model.

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