• Prof.Dr.Z.H. Aliyev Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of ANAS, Baku-2020
  • Ziyadov Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of ANAS, Baku-2020
  • Dr.S.Kh. Shyukurov Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of ANAS, Baku-2020
Keywords: ecosystem, erosion, slopes, cross country, topography, soil type, climate, land productivity, sediment, remote sensing, soil degradation etc.


Soil erosion is one of the major environmental problems in terms of soil degradation in the Shirvan plain of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Soil erosion leads to significant on- and off-site impacts such as significant decrease in the productive capacity of the land and sedimentation. The key aspects influencing the quantity of soil erosion mainly rely on the vegetation cover, topography, soil type, and climate. This research studies the quantification of soil erosion under different levels of data availability in the Shirvan plain. Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques have been implemented for the assessment of the data, applying the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) for the calculation of the risk of erosion.Thirty soil samples were randomly selected for the calculation of the erodibility factor, based on calculating the


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How to Cite
Aliyev, P., Ziyadov, A., & Shyukurov, D. (2023). SOIL EROSION ESTIMATION USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN THESHIRVAN PLAIN OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN. GPH-International Journal of Applied Science, 6(09), 74-84. Retrieved from