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Soil Science and Technology - Advanced Technologies for Soil Applications

Learn about remote sensing in soil surveys and advanced technologies for soil applications from this free online course.

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Soil Science and Technology - Advanced Technologies for Soil Applications is a free online course that offers an expert guide to understanding, applying, and managing advanced technologies for soil management. Learn about the orders of soil survey and modern soil technologies such as remote sensing, GPS, GIS, geostatistics, and DSM. Begin the course today and improve your knowledge of modern technological solutions for soil productivity today!
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Technology now plays a vital role in soil improvement across different functions. The Soil Science and Technology - Advanced Technologies for Soil Applications course is the last in a suite of courses that provides detailed and expert information on technological innovations used in the field of soil science for improved soil management. This course begins with a discussion on the orders of soil survey and the application of remote sensing in soil surveys.

Next, you will learn about advanced technologies such as the Geographic Information System (GIS) from its architecture and data model. You will also analyze Global Positioning System (GPS) errors and aspects of geostatistical modeling. Then, you will study the mechanism of Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) as well as the basics of VisNIR-DRS applications. You will also discuss the portable X-ray fluorescence (PXRF) soil applications and the process of Digital Soil Mapping. Finally, you will learn about modeling continuous and categorical variables, along with the pedotransfer functions.

This free online course provides you with seasoned knowledge on managing and improving soil performance using modern technological innovations designed for soil applications. This course will be of great interest to students, researchers, pedologists, and anyone with an interest in modern soil technology for enhanced soil productivity. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge of managing soil conditions using technological solutions.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the importance of the SCORPAN model and other models in soil surveys
  • Define the architecture and components of the GIS system
  • Outline the sources of Global Positioning System (GPS) errors
  • Describe the procedure involved in geostatistical modeling
  • Discuss how the process of diffuse reflectance works
  • Analyze the potential soil applications of PXRF
  • Outline the requirements of digital soil mapping
  • Indicate various pedotransfer functions
  • Explain the uncertainty of digital soil maps

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