Discussion on the Technology Route for Land Degradation Monitoring and Assessment based on 3S Technique

  • Jing, Wang (Land Use Research Key Laboratory, China Institute of Land Surveying and Planning) ;
  • Ting, He (Land Use Research Key Laboratory, China Institute of Land Surveying and Planning) ;
  • Zhang, Ji-Xian (Land Use Research Key Laboratory, China Institute of Land Surveying and Planning) ;
  • Li, Hai-Tao (Land Use Research Key Laboratory, China Institute of Land Surveying and Planning)
  • Published : 2002.10.01

Abstract

This paper analyzes three theories for land degradation assessment and internationl/domestic methods for land degradation monitoring and assessment. Under the guidance of absolute degradation thought, this paper proposes the technological framework for monitoring and appraising cultivated land degradation based on the 3S technique. We can apply 3S technique and analyze the nature, the environmental, the social, and the economic elements which influence the land utilization and degradation synthetically, to set up the indicator system of the cultivated land degradation monitoring and assessment based on 3S technique; to propose the degradation information extraction methods based on 3S technique; to create the quantitative assessment model and method for land degradation; to analyze the ecological environment response of land use and degradation quantitatively; and to propose the measure, policy and suggestion for solving the land degradation problem from the point of view of land utilization.