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Mapping Sciences & Remote Sensing 

About: Mapping Sciences & Remote Sensing is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Remote sensing (archaeology) & Radar imaging. Over the lifetime, 289 publication(s) have been published receiving 506 citation(s).
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TL;DR: The author describes the contents and participation of former Soviet republics in the compilation of a global atlas of desertification, published under the auspices of the United Nations.
Abstract: The author describes the contents and participation of former Soviet republics in the compilation of a global atlas of desertification, published under the auspices of the United Nations. Translated by H. L. Haslett, Leamington Spa, UK, from: Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, seriya geograficheskaya, 1991, No. 6, p. 130.

53 citations

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TL;DR: The organization of the project is described along with the contents of major thematic sections, and examples of the use of basic initial maps to validate information used in more complex derivative maps are provided.
Abstract: The World Atlas of Snow and Ice Resources, scheduled for publication in the late 1980s, is an extensive cartographic summary of current knowledge about snow and ice. Roughly 750 maps organized unde...

44 citations

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Abstract: Remote sensing data, a GIS, and the Universal Soil Loss Equation model (USLE) are used to develop maps of erosion risk in the Piracicaba River basin, southeastern Brazil. The mapping program was designed to determine soil erosion losses under various land uses and the extent to which land use changes affected erosion risk during 1978–1993. To evaluate the latter, the USLE model was used to simulate erosion risk during January, the highest-precipitation month, in 1978 and 1993. This made it possible to identify the areas of highest erosion risk and to develop soil/water conservation countermeasures.

32 citations

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Abstract: The authors present the results of a study of the geomorphology of the tectonically active Zagros Structural Belt (ZSB) of southwestern Iran. More specifically the tectonic structure of the ZSB is examined using a digital elevation model (DEM) constructed from Landsat-5 Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM) bands 7-4-1 and ground truth. The emphasis was on detecting net erosion rates and constructing a graded profile of the Dez River that indicates that the area has been tectonically disturbed. Three topographic profiles were plotted on the DEM that are approximately perpendicular to the NW-SE direction of the Zagros main trend. Based on the initial landform shape, topography, and initial folding, net erosion rates of the study were calculated.

27 citations

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Abstract: The authors compare information on soil maps of the Sao Paulo region, Brazil (obtained by four different methodologies) with ground truth data and a preexisting semi-detailed soil map. The methodologies for compiling the new soil maps included: (1) conventional (field) cartographic methods; (2) air photo interpretation; (3) automated processing of radiometric data; and (4) use of radiometric data in conjunction with air photo analysis and planimetric/altimetric observations. The remote sensing methodologies produced soil maps similar to the detailed map (1) and substantially better than the pre-existing semi-detailed one. The utility of these techniques to soil surveys at rather large scales, and for tropical soil mapping in general, is assessed.

22 citations

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