Title: Geospatial assessment of the effects of increasing surface temperature on soil erosion in Ibadan, Nigeria

Authors: Olusola O. Adetoro; Shogo E. Garuba

Addresses: Space Applications and Environmental Science Laboratory, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria ' Space Applications and Environmental Science Laboratory, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Abstract: The evident impact of climate change has been observed to be strongest and most comprehensive for the natural systems. The experienced modifications have been reflected mostly by ecosystems and by considerable alterations in soil formation and degradation processes, in soil properties and soil functions inclusive. Advancement in remote sensing techniques has brought about the possibility of obtaining and distribution of spatial information rapidly over large areas by means of sensors operating in several spectral bands, mounted on aircraft or satellites. This paper seeks to identify the various GIS and RS techniques that have been employed in the assessment of the erosion of soil resulting from increasing temperature in the tropics and its applicability to Ibadan, Nigeria.

Keywords: geographical information systems; GIS; remote sensing; climate change; soil erosion; surface temperature; Nigeria.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2018.092827

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.14 No.1, pp.72 - 84

Received: 01 Jun 2017
Accepted: 26 Nov 2017

Published online: 18 Jun 2018 *

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