Zeng, CY; Yang, L; Zhu, AX (2020). The Generation of Soil Spectral Dynamic Feedback Using Landsat 8 Data for Digital Soil Mapping. REMOTE SENSING, 12(10), 1691.

The soil spectral dynamic feedback captured from high temporal resolution remote sensing data, such as MODIS, during the soil drying process after a rainfall could assist with digital soil mapping. However, this method is ineffective in utilizing the images with a relatively high spatial resolution. There are an insufficient number of images in the soil drying process since those high spatial resolution images tend to have a low temporal resolution. This study is aimed at generating soil spectral dynamic feedback by integrating the feedback captured from the images with a high spatial resolution during the process of multiple drying after different rainfall events. The Landsat 8 data with a temporal resolution of 16 day was exemplified. Each single spectral feedback obtained from Landsat 8 was first adjusted to eliminate the impact of different rainfall magnitudes. Then, the soil spectral dynamic feedback was reorganized and generated based on the adjusted feedback. Finally, the soil spectral dynamic feedback generated based on Landsat 8 was used for mapping topsoil texture and compared with the mapping results based on the MODIS data and the fusion data of MODIS and Landsat 8. As revealed by the results, not only could the generated soil spectral dynamic feedback based on Landsat 8 data improve the details of the spatial distribution of soil texture, but it also enhances the accuracy of mapping. The mapping accuracy based on Landsat 8 data is higher than that based on the MODIS data and fusion data. The improvements of accuracy are more obvious in the areas with more complex surface conditions. This study widens the scope of application for soil spectral dynamic feedback and provides support for large-scale and high-precision digital soil mapping.