Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Hint

Swipe to navigate through the articles of this issue

01-09-2020 | Original Article | Issue 18/2020

Environmental Earth Sciences 18/2020

Soil erosion assessment in a semi-arid environment: a case study from the Argana Corridor, Morocco

Journal:
Environmental Earth Sciences > Issue 18/2020
Authors:
Latifa Bou-imajjane, Mhamed Alaeddine Belfoul, Racha Elkadiri, Martin Stokes
Important notes

Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (https://​doi.​org/​10.​1007/​s12665-020-09127-8) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

Soil erosion is a widespread problem that continues to expand in magnitude and scope due to ever-changing anthropogenic and climatic conditions. The High Atlas Mountains in Morocco are a typical case where this problem affects the ecological and socioeconomic activities of the region. The main objective of this study is to provide an erosion risk analysis of the Argana Corridor in the High Atlas of Morocco using GIS, Remote Sensing and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE). The erosion assessment is based on various controlling factors including climate, topography, vegetation cover, soil erodibility and soil conservation practices. Findings indicate that the study area is subjected to significant erosion, reaching an average annual soil loss rate of 47.52 t/ha/year, and an annual erosion amount of 5,233,840 tons. Collectively, the methodology and results provide a decision support system for stakeholders in the region, and a framework for studies in data-scarce regions.

Please log in to get access to this content

To get access to this content you need the following product:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 69.000 Bücher
  • über 500 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 50.000 Bücher
  • über 380 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Supplementary Material
Available only for authorised users
Literature
About this article

Other articles of this Issue 18/2020

Environmental Earth Sciences 18/2020 Go to the issue