Land degradation analysis of rainfed agricultural area in Pakistan using remote sensing data




To extract a markedly eroded area, spot Panchromatic data were used. Multi-spectral information supplied by landsat tm data was used to calculate several kinds of indices related to vegetation, coverage and soil conditions. The characteristics of the distribution of these indices inside and out side of a markedly eroded area could not be clearly separated from each other, although from the statistical point of view some differences which are reflected in the regional characteristics could be recognized. The results obtained may contributed to a more precise analysis of land degradation and associated environmental deterioration in the study area.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division


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UCHIDA Satoshi ( Biological Resources Division )

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