Volume 16, Number 62 (Winte - 2013 2013)                   JWSS 2013, 16(62): 177-193 | Back to browse issues page

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A. Jafari, H. Khademi, SH. Ayoubi. Digital Mapping of Soil Diagnostic Horizons and Great Groups in Zarand Region of Kerman . JWSS. 2013; 16 (62) :177-193
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-2503-en.html

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Digital soil mapping includes soils, spatial prediction and their properties based on the relationship with covariates. This study was designed for digital soil mapping using binary logistic regression and boosted regression tree in Zarand region of Kerman. A stratified sampling scheme was adopted for the 90,000 ha area based on which, 123 soil profiles were described. In both approaches, the occurrence of relevant diagnostic horizons was first mapped, and subsequently, various maps were combined for a pixel-wise classification by combining the presence or absence of diagnostic horizons. Covariates included a geomorphology map, terrain attributes and remote sensing indices. Among the predictors, geomorphology map was identified as an important tool for digital soil mapping approaches as it helped increase the prediction accuracy. After geomorphic surfaces, the terrain attributes were identified as the most effective auxiliary parameters in predicting the diagnostic horizons. The methods predicted high probability of salic horizon in playa landform, gypsic horizon in gypsiferous hills and calcic horizon in alluvial fans. Both models predicted Calcigypsids with very low reliability and accuracy, while prediction of Haplosalids and Haplogypsids was carried out with high accuracy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2013/03/13

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