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Special Issue "Monitoring Crops and Rangelands Using Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Biogeosciences Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 18194
Special Issue Editors
Interests: agricultural applications of remotely sensed data (mostly multispectral and multitemporal imagery); e.g. crop type mapping and monitoring of salt accumulation; water use and crop conditions; land cover mapping; object-based image analysis (OBIA); machine learning
2. Centre for Geographical Analysis, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
Interests: crop water requirements; surface energy balance; evapotranspiration and CO2 fluxes; water use efficiency and water footprint of vegetative surfaces; applying and evaluating micrometeorological methods for various applications and conditions; using remote sensing derived data to support improved water use efficiency in agriculture and water management; translating (remote-sensing-derived) spatial data into practical uses; creative technology transfer to non-scientists
Special Issue Information
Remote sensing has emerged as an invaluable resource and technology for supporting agricultural decisions. Imagery captured by sensors mounted on satellites, aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is routinely used by governments, agribusinesses, and producers to monitor crops and rangelands. Vegetation indices are particularly popular for characterizing crop and rangeland status and have become part of the day-to-day operations of many farmers and consultants. In fact, agriculture is arguably the industry that benefits most from the substantial investments that have been made in Earth observation infrastructure. Although the scientific community has played a very important role in transferring technological advances into practical solutions, much more needs to be done to fully exploit the potential of remotely sensed data for agricultural applications. In particular, there is a need to move beyond using (only) vegetation indices and to demonstrate the value of recent RS innovations for applications at global, national, regional, and local scales. This special edition aims to explore and expose such innovations, with a strong emphasis on how they can be operationalized to support agricultural decision making.
Some initial themes:
- The value of RS in crop and rangeland management.
- Crop water and/or nutrition status quantification and monitoring.
- Monitoring irrigated fields and quantifying the volume of irrigation applied.
- Grazing management (e.g., monitoring the carrying capacity, overgrazing, status, and degradation).
- Monitoring salt accumulation and waterlogging in irrigated fields.
- The integration (fusion) and comparison of different data sources/types, platforms and spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions for crop and rangeland monitoring.
Prof. Dr. Adriaan van Niekerk
Dr. Caren Jarmain
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- nutrient management
- grazing management
- data fusion