Anton J. J. van Rompaey

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Set-aside programs of the European government have a double impact on the regional soil erosion risk in agricultural regions: (1) there is less area susceptible to soil erosion and (2) fields with a high erosion rate are preferably taken out of production resulting in a decrease of the average erosion risk. In order to quantify this double effect an inquiry(More)
At present, the landscapes in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe are undergoing a second major change in 50 years. After World War II, collective agricultural systems, such as the United Agricultural Cooperatives and the State Farms, were established. Following the example of the Soviet Union, individual fields were put together in order to(More)
High loads of suspended sediment derived from surface water erosion processes are a major source of environmental and economic problems throughout the world. In many places, a reduction in the amount of sediment delivered from arable land to rivers has therefore become a major issue in environmental policy. In Flanders (Belgium), policy makers would like to(More)
Mapping of vegetation in mountain areas based on remote sensing is obstructed by atmospheric and topographic distortions. A variety of atmospheric and topographic correction methods has been proposed to minimize atmospheric and topographic effects and should in principle lead to a better land cover classification. Only a limited number of atmospheric and(More)
1 K.U.Leuven, R&D Divisie SADL (Spatial Applications Division Leuven) Celestijnenlaan 200E, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium, Tel: +32 16 32 97 32, Fax: +32 16 32 97 24 2 Physical and Regional Geography Research Group – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Celestijnenlaan 200E, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium, Tel: +32 16 32 64 33, Fax: +32 16 32 29 80 [Koen.Aerts,(More)
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