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Land Use Mapping And Geographic Information Analysis Of The Genil-Cordobilla Sub-basin (Mediterranean Area) Of Spain From Thematic Mapper Satellite Imagery

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000331

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,090 kb

Author(s)

N. Dedios Mimbela, M.S. De la Orden, A.G. Ferrer-Forms & J.I. Quispe Becerra

Abstract

Soil erosion is a complex phenomenon of land degradation that is highly significant in a Mediterranean type environment (Lopez Bermudez 1996). Thus, the different characteristics of the physical environment and especially the historic soil and vegetation uses, are considered by the FAO (1977), to be the most relevant factors to be taken into account in this sort of study. Spain's case is especially worrying given that it ranks fourth on the list of European countries with the highest levels of surface erosion, with aro

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