Monitoring and estimation of soil losses from ephemeral gully erosion in Mediterranean region using low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles

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Gundogan R., Alma V., Dindaroglu T., Gunal H., Yakupoglu T., Susam T., ...More

4th International GeoAdvances Workshop - GeoAdvances 2017: ISPRS Workshop on Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Scale Spatial Data Modeling, Safranbolu, Karabuk, Turkey, 14 - 15 October 2017, vol.42, pp.59-61 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 42
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-w6-59-2017
  • City: Safranbolu, Karabuk
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-61
  • Keywords: Agricultural field, Ephemeral gully erosion, Mediterranean region, Soil erosion, Unmanned air vehicle
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


© Authors 2017.Calculation of gullies by remote sensing images obtained from satellite or aerial platforms is often not possible because gullies in agricultural fields, defined as the temporary gullies are filled in a very short time with tillage operations. Therefore, fast and accurate estimation of sediment loss with the temporary gully erosion is of great importance. In this study, it is aimed to monitor and calculate soil losses caused by the gully erosion that occurs in agricultural areas with low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles. According to the calculation with Pix4D, gully volume was estimated to be 10.41 m3 and total loss of soil was estimated to be 14.47 Mg. The RMSE value of estimations was found to be 0.89. The results indicated that unmanned aerial vehicles could be used in predicting temporary gully erosion and losses of soil.