Assessment and Potential Survey of Lands in Khuzestan Province Using the Buckley Geometric Mean Model and Geographic Information System (GIS)

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ABSTRACT

Today environmental assessment is considered and used as the basis and foundation of any kind of human activity. This is the science which gives human the consciousness about abilities and disabilities of his surroundings. This study tried to assess and provide the potential survey of lands in Khuzestan province for agricultural activities by taking into account the climatic elements and displaying different elements in different seasons. To achieve this goal, first produced data were analyzed in GIS software and then the data was tested by professors and experts of department of soil science and was weighted using the Buckley geometric mean model. Finally, the obtained weights were applied in the software and the obtained results are as follow: except some east parts of Khuzestan province which have proper climate for agricultural activities, other regions are not in good conditions and it is necessary to use cultivation with low water requirements and high resistance to heat and sunlight in these areas.

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Firoozi, M. , Goodarzi, M. and Shirali, R. (2017) Assessment and Potential Survey of Lands in Khuzestan Province Using the Buckley Geometric Mean Model and Geographic Information System (GIS). Open Journal of Geology, 7, 234-241. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2017.73016.

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