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Title Developments in soil salinity assessment and reclamation : innovative thinking and use of marginal soil and water resources in irrigated agriculture / Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, Faisal K. Taha, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 808 pages) : illustrations
Contents High-tech in Soil Salinity Mapping and Monitoring -- Developments in Soil Salinity Assessment, Modeling, Mapping, and Monitoring from Regional to Submicroscopic Scales / Shabbir A. Shahid -- Soil Salinity Modeling, Approaches, and Key Issues / Jorge Batlle-Sales -- Quantification of the Salt Content of Soils Under Different Climatic Conditions on a National Scale in South Africa / J.P. Nell -- Soil Salinization Assessment and Monitoring at Boe Klue District, Nan Province, Northern Thailand / Rungsun Im-Erb, Kachentra Neawsuparb, Samran Sombatpanit -- Soil Salinity Mapping Using Multi-Temporal Satellite Images in Agricultural Fields of Syrdarya Province of Uzbekistan / Alexander Platonov, Andrew Noble, Ramazan Kuziev -- The New Map of Soil Salinity and Regularities in Distribution of Salt-Affected Soils in Russia / Ye. I. Pankova, A.F. Novikova, A. Kontoboytseva -- Soil Salinity Mapping in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt Using Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Techniques / Hala M. Ibrahim, Assia A. El Falaky
Spatial Variability of Soil Salinization as Judged from the Comparison of Soil Maps and Remote Sensing Materials for Different Years in Uzbekistan / Dmitry I. Rukhovich, Polina V. Koroleva, Yekaterina V. Vil'chevskaya -- Soil Salinity in the Central Arid Region of Iran: Esfahan Province / Mojtaba Fathi, Moslehedin Rezaei -- Mapping the Risk of Soil Salinization Using Electromagnetic Induction and Non-parametric Geostatistics / Houria Dakak, Aicha Benmohammadi, Brahim Soudi, Ahmed Douaik, Mohamed Badraoui -- Spatiotemporal Variability and Mapping of Groundwater Salinity in Tadla: Geostatistical Approach / Mouanis Lahlou, Moulay Mohamed Ajerame, Patrick Bogaert, Brahim Bousetta -- Spatial Analysis Using a Proportional Effect Semivariogram Model / Adel M. Elprince -- Spatial Monitoring of Soil Salinity and Prospective Conservation Study for Sinnuris District Soils, Fayoum, Egypt / Mahmoud M. Shendi, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, Ahmed Harbi -- Geographical Distribution of Soil Salinity, Alkalinity, and Calcicity Within Fayoum and Tamia Districts, Fayoum Governorate, Egypt / Mahmoud Abd-Elgawad, Mahmoud M. Shendi, Dalia M. Sofi, H.A. Abdurrahman
Using Remotely Sensed Soil Conductivity to Monitor Restoration Activities on Vernal Pools, Northern Great Basin, USA / Ron Reuter, Laura Dlugolecki, James Doolittle, Paul Pedone -- Mapping and Monitoring of Salt-Affected Soils Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System for the Reclamation of Canal Command Area of Jammu, India / V.K. Jalali, Sanjay Arora -- Management and Reclamation of Salt-Affected Soils -- Management of Saline Lands in Oman: Learning to Live with Salinity / Mushtaque Ahmed, Nazir Hussain, Salim Ali Al-Rawahy -- Rice Production in Salt-Affected Soils of Pakistan Using Different Reclamation Techniques / M. Javaid Ahmad, Muhammad Arif, Arshad Iqbal, Muhammad Khalid, Naseem Akhtar -- Marginal-Quality Water Use as an Ameliorant for Tile-Drained Saline-Sodic Soils in a Rice-Wheat Production System / Ghulam Murtaza, Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Manzoor Qadir -- Reclamation of Degraded Vertisols Under Cassava in Arid Environments of India / G. Byju, R.S. Misra, R.R. Nair, M. Haripriya Anand, M.L. Jeeva, C.S. Ravindran
Summary This important addition to the technical literature of ecology is a storehouse of information on marginal soils and waters from around the world. Soil salinity is considered the most important component of land degradation in arid and semi-arid regions, it is dynamic, spreading globally in over 100 countries and covering more than one billion hectares. It is causing significant losses in irrigated agriculture due to poor understanding and management. There have been significant developments in technologies to assess, map and monitor soil salinization spatially and temporally using remote sensing, geographical information system, geophysical methods and modeling, from regional, national to farm levels. The papers assembled here cover topics such as technological advances in soil salinity mapping and monitoring, management and reclamation of salt-affected soils, use of marginal quality water for crop production, salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants, biosaline agriculture and agroforestry, microbiological interventions for marginal soils, opportunities and challenges in using marginal waters, and soil and water management in irrigated agriculture. Focusing on arid and semi-arid regions, the book details recent developments in soil salinity and reclamation aspects in an applied context. Once this information is properly assimilated and applied in the field by potential stakeholders the agriculture scientists and farmers, marginal soil productivity may be increased leading to improved livelihood for farmers
Analysis Environmental sciences
Climatic changes
Soil conservation
Environmental pollution
Soil Science & Conservation
Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution
Climate Change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Soil salinization -- Congresses.
Soil salinization -- Control -- Congresses.
Soil remediation -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Shahid, Shabbir A.
Abdelfattah, Mahmoud A.
Taha, Faisal K.
International Conference on Soil Classification and Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Arid Environments (2010 : Abū Ẓaby, United Arab Emirates)
ISBN 9400756844 (electronic bk.)
9789400756847 (electronic bk.)