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    In recent years, indirect methods have been used to estimate soil salinity in agricultural lands. In this research, the electrical conductivity of 93 soil samples from 0 to 30 cm and 0 to 100 cm was measured using the hypercube technique at Sharifabad-Saveh Plain, Iran. Land area parameters such as TWI, TCI, STP, DEM, and LS were used as topographic variables and spatial indices of salinity and vegetation were derived from Landsat 8 images. Soil salinity off crops and gardens was determined at 0-30 cm and 0-100 cm. The data were divided into two series: the training set (70%) and the test set (30%). In order to model and predict salinity, models such as an artificial neural network (ANN), integration of neural network and genetic algorithm (ANN-GA), PLSR, and decision tree (DT) were used. The results of the models' evaluation based on MSE and R2 indices showed that the ANN-GA model has the highest accuracy in predicting soil properties. This model improved the accuracy of soil salinity prediction by 28%, 42%, and 23% in 0-30 cm and by 20%, 28%, and 25% at 100 cm than ANN, PLSR, and DT. The result showed the 2 dS/m EC at alfalfa and cucurbits farmlands while pistachio orchards have low salinity and bare lands have moderate and high salinity.


    Vahid Habibi, Hasan Ahmadi, Mohammad Jafari, Abolfazl Moeini. Machine learning and multispectral data-based detection of soil salinity in an arid region, Central Iran. Environmental monitoring and assessment. 2020 Nov 12;192(12):759

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    PMID: 33184748

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