Mapping soil erosion using magnetic susceptibility. A case study in Ukraine
P. Nazarok1, O. Kruglov1, O. Menshov2, M. Kutsenko1, and A. Sukhorada21NSC "Institute for Soil Science and Argochemistry Research n. a. O.N. Sokolovskiy", Kharkiv, Ukraine 2Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Received: 11 Jan 2014 – Accepted for review: 06 Feb 2014 – Discussion started: 12 Mar 2014
Abstract. The intrinsic element grouping of the magnetic susceptibility (MS) values is conducted. The relation between MS values and erosion index is shown. The objective of the investigation is study of the information about magnetic susceptibility of soils as a diagnostic criterion to erodibility. The investigations were conducted in the limits of Tcherkascy Tishki territory, Kharkiv district. The soils of the territory are presented by catenary row of chernozems. The study area was used in the field crop rotation. The soil conservation technologies have not been applied. The data analyze confirmed high correlation of the MS, erosive index and humus content. The possibility of MS cartogram using at the soil erodibility map is presented. The magnetic methods can be extensively used at the soil erosion investigations thanks to the speed and low cost.
Nazarok, P., Kruglov, O., Menshov, O., Kutsenko, M., and Sukhorada, A.: Mapping soil erosion using magnetic susceptibility. A case study in Ukraine, Solid Earth Discuss., 6, 831-848, doi:10.5194/sed-6-831-2014, 2014.