Visn. Nac. Akad. Nauk Ukr. 2017. (10):34-41

V.I. Lyalko 1, L.A. Elistratova 1, A.A. Apostolov 1, V.M. Chekhniy 2
1 Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
2 Institute of Geography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv


The degradation of soils is actual and important problem of the contemporary Ukraine and needs comprehensive scientific consideration to identify the set of causes clearly connected with the deterioration of soil quality and to determine the risks of degradation process evolution. On the basis of the digital elevation model (DEM) obtained by the space vehicle Shuttle (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) the distribution map for index of intensity of erosion rugged relief (ER) is compiled and the potentially dangerous erosion areas are distinguished.
Keywords: soil erosion, remote sensing methods, digital elevation model DEM.

Language of article: ukrainian


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