Modelling and mapping urban soils

Urbanization is an important trend in global land cover change and seriously impacts the soil resources. However, there is no clear definition for urban areas. As a result estimates of urbanization and its effects on soil resources vary widely. Urbanization can be modelled in different ways with a specific focus on environmental conditions, temporal dynamics and spatial patterns. The processes underlying urbanization require a hybrid approach that combines the different methods. Similarly, the unique conditions of the urban environment require specific surveying techniques for the soil resources. The global debate on urbanization and its environmental impacts calls for a rapid standardization of definitions and methodologies to come with proper information on rates and impacts. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

Authors
Stoorvogel J.J.1 , Van Manen I. , Vasenev V.I. 1, 2
Collection of articles
Publisher
Springer
Language
English
Pages
36-40
Status
Published
Volume
Part F4
Year
2018
Organizations
  • 1 Soil Geography and Landscape Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • 2 Agrarian-Technological Institute, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Miklukho-Maklaya Str., 6, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Keywords
Land cover modelling; Soil classification; Soil survey
Date of creation
19.10.2018
Date of change
19.10.2018
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/7100/