Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10002720,
  title    = {The Automated Soil Erosion Monitoring System (ASEMS)},
  author    = {George N. Zaimes and  Valasia Iakovoglou and  Paschalis Koutalakis and  Konstantinos Ioannou and  Ioannis Kosmadakis and  Panagiotis Tsardaklis and  Theodoros Laopoulos},
  country   = {Greece},
  institution={Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology},
  abstract  = {The advancements in technology allow the
development of a new system that can continuously measure surface
soil erosion. Continuous soil erosion measurements are required in
order to comprehend the erosional processes and propose effective
and efficient conservation measures to mitigate surface erosion.
Mitigating soil erosion, especially in Mediterranean countries such as
Greece, is essential in order to maintain environmental and
agricultural sustainability. In this paper, we present the Automated
Soil Erosion Monitoring System (ASEMS) that measures surface soil
erosion along with other factors that impact erosional process.
Specifically, this system measures ground level changes (surface soil
erosion), rainfall, air temperature, soil temperature, and soil moisture.
Another important innovation is that the data will be collected by
remote communication. In addition, stakeholder’s awareness is a key
factor to help reduce any environmental problem. The different
dissemination activities that were utilized are described. The overall
outcomes were the development of a new innovative system that can
measure erosion very accurately. These data from the system help
study the process of erosion and find the best possible methods to
reduce erosion. The dissemination activities enhance the stakeholders
and public's awareness on surface soil erosion problems and will lead
to the adoption of more effective soil erosion conservation practices
in Greece.},
  {International Journal of Geological and Environmental Engineering },  volume    = {9},
  number    = {10},
  year      = {2015},
  pages     = {1268 - 1271},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10002720},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=106},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 106, 2015},
}