Plot rill erosion measurements by close-range photogrammetry using natural events at Sparacia experimental area

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Recently, many investigations were carried out in order to check the applicabilityof both close-range and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) photogrammetry to measuresoil erosion processes. For measuring rill erosion occurring on a 22 m long and 26%sloped plot occurred on 24 October 2016 at the Sparacia experimental area, a terrestrialphotographic relief and a low altitude aerial relief were carried out by no-professionalquadricopter and camera. The three-dimensional (3D) DTM and the quasi-tridimensional(DEM) models were obtained. An extraction method of the rill network usingDEM and convergence index was applied and a subsequent separation of rills intocontributing and non-contributing to measured total soil loss was carried out. Thispaper shows the results of the comparison, for the two methods (close-range, UAV),of some morphometric parameters of the rill network (rill density, rill frequency andMelton’s number). Moreover, the sediment weight measured by the 3D models wascompared with that stored into the tanks located downstream of the plot. The resultsof the two photogrammetric methods were similar and the soil loss measurementswere in agreement with that corresponding to the sediment stored into the tanks.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018


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