Topsoil moisture patterns on arid hillsides-micro-scale mapping by thermal infrared images Academic Article uri icon


  • In arid hillsides the topsoil moisture is a key factor in understanding environmental processes such as overland flow generation and soil–plant interactions. The reported research focused on the effects of hillside aspect and micro-topography on the spatial distribution of topsoil moisture on the shrub microenvironment scale, and on the diminution pattern of the moisture content after rain events. Data were acquired by close-range thermal infrared (TIR) imaging and processed with a model in which spatially consecutive TIR …

publication date

  • February 28, 2007