Journal article

Visible and Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Analysis of a Coastal Soil Chronosequence

Guanghui Zheng, Dongryeol Ryu, Caixia Jiao, Xianli Xie, Xuefeng Cui, Gang Shang

Remote Sensing | MDPI | Published : 2019


The soil chronosequence is a useful method for investigating pedological theories. Soil chemical, physical and mineralogical properties in chronosequences change over time and exhibit systematic and time-dependent trends, which can be used to analyze the rates and directions of pedogenic changes. The potential of soil spectroscopy as an emerging, rapid and cost-effective technique for predicting soil properties has been widely accepted and has motivated the application of spectroscopic techniques to the analysis of soil chronosequence. We present a soil chronosequence derived from 1000-year-old calcareous marine sediments and examine changes in six soil properties over this period. We evalua..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by China Scholarship Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41201215 and 41877004) and the China Scholarship Council (201808320124).