What is it about?

Instrument of three-dimensional measurement to extract the information from the soil depth. The study of soil erosion, which is a key process to understand the land degradation. This is because soil erosion is relevant to understand the role of soil in the earth system to fight against land degradation and achieve the neutrality of extreme environment.

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Why is it important?

The soil erosion is a widespread problem that affects all the continents and is one of the most relevant topics on agriculture, food, health, water, and climate. To avoid further land degradation and promote land restoration, multifunctional use of land is required within the boundaries of the soil-water system. Furthermore, water-induced soil erosion is one of the main causes of the desertification processes, and hence, it is necessary to find sustainable management of the farmland.


The results permit to calculate the croplands water infiltration rate behavior of soil erosion measurement, the prespective is using AI prediction model for estimating infiltration on expansive soil and effect on soil erosion under several weather conditions at the surface of environment.

Dr. Alejandro Castañeda-Miranda
Creativity and Innovation Center 4.0 (CIC 4.0), Technological University of Queretaro (UTEQ)

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This page is a summary of: The Development of a new virtual croplands erosion measurement system using three-dimensional laser scanner and empirical Kostiakov-Lewis models, Optics & Laser Technology, September 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2019.04.038.
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