Identification of Soil Arsenic Contamination in Rice Paddy Field Based on Hyperspectral Reflectance Approach

Arnab Saha, Bhaskar Sen Gupta, Sandhya Patidar, Nadia Martínez-Villegas

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Toxic heavy metals in soil negatively impact soil’s physical, biological, and chemical characteristics, and also human wellbeing. The traditional approach of chemical analysis procedures for assessing soil toxicant element concentration is time-consuming and expensive. Due to accessibility, reliability, and rapidity at a high temporal and spatial resolution, hyperspectral remote sensing within the Vis-NIR region is an indispensable and widely used approach in today’s world for monitoring broad regions and controlling soil arsenic (As) pollution in agricultural land. This study investigates the effectiveness of hyperspectral reflectance approaches in different regions for assessing soil As pollutants, as well as a basic review of space-borne earth observation hyperspectral sensors. Multivariate and various regression models were developed to avoid collinearity and improve prediction capabilities using spectral bands with the perfect correlation coefficients to access the soil As contamination in previous studies. This review highlights some of the most significant factors to consider when developing a remote sensing approach for soil As contamination in the future, as well as the potential limits of employing spectroscopy data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number30
JournalSoil Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2022


  • yperspectral remote sensing
  • soil As contamination
  • rice paddy
  • spectral analysis


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