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Retrospective assessment of dryland soil stability in relation to grazing and climate change
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2010)
  • Neil E. West, Utah State University
  • Robert A Washington-Allen
  • R. Douglas Ramsey
Abstract
Accelerated soil erosion is an aspect of dryland degradation that is affected by repeated intense drought events and land management activities such as commercial livestock grazing. A soil stability index (SSI) that detects the erosion status and susceptibility of a landscape at the pixel level, i.e., stable, erosional, or depositional pixels, was derived from the spectral properties of an archived time series (from 1972 to 1997) of Landsat satellite data of a commercial ranch in northeastern Utah...
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2010
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Neil E. West, Robert A Washington-Allen and R. Douglas Ramsey. "Retrospective assessment of dryland soil stability in relation to grazing and climate change" Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Vol. 160 Iss. 1-4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/neil_west/18/