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An analysis of the possibility of using Landsat satellite data for the recognition of the most widespread soils of Benin was made. It was found that it is impossible to detect all the soils depicted on the soil map based on Landsat satellite images for the research area. More accurately, the soils developed on identical soil-forming rocks are distinguished. The revealed features of the grouping of soils by image tone characteristics are most likely due to the specific properties of the soil surface, and also to the type of vegetation growing on them. The found specifics of soil detection can be used to adjust the soil map of Benin, as well as to organize satellite monitoring of soils of the Benin Republic.

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R Kakpo

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: rolemair@yahoo.fr

Какпо Р. - стажер агроинженерного департамента Российского университета дружбы народов

Miklukho-Maklaya st., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

I Yu Savin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: savin_iyu@pfur.ru

Савин Игорь Юрьевич - член-корреспондент РАН, доктор сельскохозяйственных наук, профессор агроинженерного департамента Российского университета дружбы народов

Miklukho-Maklaya st., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198


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