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Advances in the development of remote sensing technology for agricultural applicationsThe application of remote sensing technology to crop forecasting is discussed. The importance of crop forecasts to the world economy and agricultural management is explained, and the development of aerial and spaceborne remote sensing for global crop forecasting by the United States is outlined. The structure, goals and technical aspects of the Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment (LACIE) are presented, and main findings on the accuracy, efficiency, applicability and areas for further study of the LACIE procedure are reviewed. The current status of NASA crop forecasting activities in the United States and worldwide is discussed, and the objectives and organization of the newly created Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys through Aerospace Remote Sensing (AgRISTARS) program are presented.
Document ID
19790069368
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Powers, J. E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Erb, R. B. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hall, F. G. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Macdonald, R. B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1979
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 79-259
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other