Quantitive assessment soil erosion by USLE and GIS in mountains and hills, Thanh - Nghe - Tinh region

Authors

  • Nguyen Van Dung Viện Địa lý - Viện Khoa học và Công nghệ Việt Nam
  • Nguyen Dinh Ky Viện Địa lý - Viện Khoa học và Công nghệ Việt Nam

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https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7187/34/1/1050

Abstract

In the hills and mountains of Thanh - Nghe - Tinh region, rapid population growth, social - economic pressure and reasonable land use are main impact on soil erosion increasing both scale and intensity. It makes land degradation and affect agricultural production seriously. The present research integrated Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Geography information system (GIS) to measures soil erosion. Each of factors in the USLE was estimated and built in a GIS database to create the erosion factor layers. Soil erosion layer was built from overlay operation with the USLE model and grouped into 5 classes of soil loss, from weak level to catastrophic level. The result shows that modest soil erosion, from 2 to 5 t/ha/yr, is 11,04 % of nature area of Thanh - Nghe - Tinh region; strong - modest soil erosion, from 5 to 10 t/ha/yr, is 8,75 % nature area; strong soil erosion, from 10 to 20 t/ha/yr, is 8,46% nature area; catastrophic and extremely strong soil erosion, greater than 20 t/ha/yr, is 16,05% nature area. These areas should be priorities for policy and appropriate land use planning to control soil erosion in soil loss tolerance.

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Published

2012-06-20

How to Cite

Dung, N. V., & Ky, N. D. (2012). Quantitive assessment soil erosion by USLE and GIS in mountains and hills, Thanh - Nghe - Tinh region. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 34(1), 31–37. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7187/34/1/1050

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