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Improving Soil Erosion Prevention in Greece with New Tools
Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review
  • G. N. Zaimes, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
  • K. Ioannou, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
  • V. Iakovoglou, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
  • I. Kosmadakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • P. Koutalakis, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
  • G. Ranis, Greek Forest Service
  • D. Emmanouloudis, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
  • R. C. Schultz, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
Frontiers in Environmental and Water Management
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Conference Title
Frontiers in Environmental and Water Management
Conference Date
March 19-21, 2015
Geolocation
(40.937607, 24.412866000000008)
Abstract
Unsustainable anthropogenic activities such as agriculture and urbanization have caused excessive erosion rates that exceed soil formation rates. The Mediterranean region has and continues to experience severe erosion because of the inappropriate agricultural management, overgrazing, deforestation, wildfires, land abandonment, intense road construction and other construction activities. The forecasted increase of intensive rainfall events and prolonged drought periods due to climate change, will enhance surface runoff and sediment transport capacity. The objective of this study was to develop new tools to help land managers mitigate erosion in the country of Greece. One of the tools was a new sensor (ASEMS) that is based on the physical properties of ultrasound to detect erosion locally with great accuracy (1 mm), while simultaneously measuring precipitation, soil moisture, and soil and air temperature. The other tool was the development of the Soil Erosion Integrated Information System (SE-I2S) that enables land managers through a series of questions to understand if they are facing erosion problems and what type of erosion. This tool can be applied to large areas. Overall, both new tools are user friendly and help land managers mitigate soil erosion cost-effectively.
Comments

This proceeding was published as Zaimes, G.N., K. Ioannou, V. Iakovoglou, I. Kosmadakis, P. Koutalakis, G. Ranis, D. Emmanouloudis, & R.C. Schultz. 2016. Improving soil erosion prevention in Greece with new tools. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 9 (2): 66-71. Posted with permission.

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Copyright Owner
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
G. N. Zaimes, K. Ioannou, V. Iakovoglou, I. Kosmadakis, et al.. "Improving Soil Erosion Prevention in Greece with New Tools" Kavala, GreeceJournal of Engineering Science and Technology Review Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 66 - 71
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_schultz/49/