Landform Classification for Digital Soil Mapping in the Chongwe-Rufunsa Area, Zambia
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages: 156-160
Received: Jul. 10, 2013; Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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Lydia Mumbi Chabala, Department of Soil Science, University of Zambia, School of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
Augustine Mulolwa, Department of Geomatic Engineering, University of Zambia, School of Engineering, National Remote Sensing Center, Lusaka, Zambia
Obed Lungu, Department of Soil Science, University of Zambia, School of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
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Abstract
This paper presents results of a landform classification of a section of the Chongwe-Rufunsa area, Zambia. The objective of the study was to separate the landscape into landform classes that indicate or suggest marked differences with respect to soil properties and agricultural suitability. Terrain attributes derived from a digital elevation model were overlaid using cell statistics to generate a landform map with five classes. The generated landform map had an overall classification accuracy of 73.51%. The landform map provided a base for benchmark soil sampling for ongoing research on digital soil mapping.
Keywords
Landform, Digital Elevation Model, Terrain Attribute
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Lydia Mumbi Chabala, Augustine Mulolwa, Obed Lungu, Landform Classification for Digital Soil Mapping in the Chongwe-Rufunsa Area, Zambia, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 156-160. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20130204.11
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