Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 311

Full Length Research Paper

Mapping gully erosion in Abia State, Nigeria using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques

Nnabugwu O. Uluocha
  • Nnabugwu O. Uluocha
  • Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ibeabuchi Uwadiegwu
  • Ibeabuchi Uwadiegwu
  • Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 25 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 05 August 2015
  •  Published: 01 October 2015


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