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The development of a soil spectral classification system

Grant number: 18/13712-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:José Alexandre Melo Demattê
Grantee:Andre Carnieletto Dotto
Supervisor abroad: Raphael Viscarra Rossel
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:17/03207-6 - Geotechnologies in detailed pedological digital mapping and Brazilian spectral soil library: development and applications, BP.PD


The reflectance spectroscopy technique can be an effective method to measure and monitor the soil. The interest in the use of spectroscopy applied to soil is growing continually. To make this spectral information functional, it is necessary to group soils with similar spectral behavior. The aim of the project is to develop a pioneer soil spectral classification system using only the spectra information. The new soil classes will serve as the basis for soil mapping. (AU)