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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Quantifying Patterns of Erosion and Water Quality: Introduction to Workshop

item Ritchie, Jerry

Submitted to: Irrigation-Induced Erosion & Water Quality National Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 15, 2001
Publication Date: July 20, 2001

Technical Abstract: The objective of this workshop will be to provide participants with the basic knowledge for the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing tools for quantifying the spatial and temporal patterns of erosion and water quality across the landscape. Techniques for combining satellite and aircraft remotely sensed data with Digital Elevation Modelling (DEM) and ground data in a GIS will be discussed to show ways to extend point data to field and regional scales. Case studies will be provided to let the participants follow the sequence of events from measurements to maps of soil loss and water quality.

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