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Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.112246
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Continental-scale mapping of soil pH with SAR-optical fusion based on long-term earth observation data in google earth engine
Autor Geng, Y.; Zhou, T.; Zhang, Z.; Cui, B.; Sun, J.; Zeng, L.; Yang, R.; Wu, N.; Liu, T.; Pan, J.; Si, B.; Lausch, A.
Quelle Ecological Indicators
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Department CLE
Band/Volume 165
Seite von art. 112246
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Google Earth Engine; Spatial prediction; Soil pH; Digital soil mapping; Earth observation
Abstract The advent of cloud computing platforms (e.g., Google Earth Engine (GEE)) and the massive amounts of optical and radar Earth Observation (EO) data hosted by these platforms present new opportunities for mapping soil pH at large scales. However, existing studies generally lack consensus on the effects of satellite and radar sensor parameters on GEE-based soil pH prediction models. In this study, we assessed the suitability of long-term radar (C-band Sentinel-1 and L-band PALSAR-1/2) and optical (Sentinel-2) EO data on GEE for the digital mapping of soil pH on a continental (Europe) scale and determined the most appropriate radar sensor parameters. Thirteen scenarios with different data configurations were simulated and combined with the 2018 LUCAS soil database and two machine learners (boosted regression trees and extreme gradient boosting) to develop soil prediction models. Results showed that the selection of modeling techniques, satellite sensors and radar system parameters largely affected the model output. Models involving a single polarization mode of PALSAR-1/2 data performed the worst (RPD = 1.24). Models based on Sentinel-1 data performed better than those built using PALSAR-1/2 data. The model performance was improved when a model involved more polarization bands, orbital directions, and band frequencies. The multiband model built using the two radar datasets achieved a comparable accuracy to the model based on optical data. Moreover, the model that fused radar-optical data achieved better results, with RPD values of 1.56 and 1.46 for the models with and without radar data, respectively; its performance was comparable to that of models built with commonly used variables (topography and climate). The analysis of importance indicated that long-term optical and radar EO data on GEE were important in our model. The modelling of soil pH at the continental scale largely benefits from GEE. The predicted maps exhibited strong spatial heterogeneity among different biogeographic regions, with similar spatial patterns under different modelling scenarios.
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Geng, Y., Zhou, T., Zhang, Z., Cui, B., Sun, J., Zeng, L., Yang, R., Wu, N., Liu, T., Pan, J., Si, B., Lausch, A. (2024):
Continental-scale mapping of soil pH with SAR-optical fusion based on long-term earth observation data in google earth engine
Ecol. Indic. 165 , art. 112246 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.112246