DYNAMIC MONITORING OF SOIL AND WATER LOSSES USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES: A CASE STUDY OF JIALING RIVER, YANGTZE RIVER, CHINA
- 1Key laboratory for Geographical Process Analysis & Simulation, Hubei Province, China
- 2College of Urban and Environmental Science, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
- 3Changjiang Soil and Water Conservation Monitoring Center CWRC, Wuhan, China
Keywords: Soil and Water Loss, Intensity Estimation, Dynamic Interpretation, Spatial Analysis, Uncertainty, Quality Control
Abstract. Water and soil loss problems are serious in China, especially in the upper and middle reaches of big rivers. This paper dynamically observed water and soil loss in key control regions in Jialing River Basin. Based on remotely sensed images, the method used in this paper is a combination of field investigation and indoor artificial interpretation under the technologies of RS and GIS. The method was proven to be effective of improving the accuracy of interpreting. The result shows the land use types of the researched regions and how they changed among the previous years. Evaluation of water and soil conservation was made. This result can provide references for further policy-making and water and soil loss controlling.