A Refined Crop Drought Monitoring Method Based on the Chinese GF-1 Wide Field View Data
AbstractIn this study, modified perpendicular drought index (MPDI) models based on the red-near infrared spectral space are established for the first time through the analysis of the spectral characteristics of GF-1 wide field view (WFV) data, with a high spatial resolution of 16 m and the highest frequency as high as once every 4 days. GF-1 data was from the Chinese-made, new-generation high-resolution GF-1 remote sensing satellites. Soil-type spatial data are introduced for simulating soil lines in different soil types for reducing errors of using same soil line. Multiple vegetation indices are employed to analyze the response to the MPDI models. Relative soil moisture content (RSMC) and precipitation data acquired at selected stations are used to optimize the drought models, and the best one is the Two-band enhanced vegetation index (EVI2)-based MPDI model. The crop area that was statistically significantly affected by drought from a local governmental department, and used for validation. High correlations and small differences in drought-affected crop area was detected between the field observation data from the local governmental department and the EVI2-based MPDI results. The percentage of bias is between −21.8% and 14.7% in five sub-areas, with an accuracy above 95% when evaluating the performance via the data for the whole study region. Generally the proposed EVI2-based MPDI for GF-1 WFV data has great potential for reliably monitoring crop drought at a relatively high frequency and spatial scale. Currently there is almost no drought model based on GF-1 data, a full exploitation of the advantages of GF-1 satellite data and further improvement of the capacity to observe ground surface objects can provide high temporal and spatial resolution data source for refined monitoring of crop droughts. View Full-Text
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Chang, S.; Wu, B.; Yan, N.; Zhu, J.; Wen, Q.; Xu, F. A Refined Crop Drought Monitoring Method Based on the Chinese GF-1 Wide Field View Data. Sensors 2018, 18, 1297.
Chang S, Wu B, Yan N, Zhu J, Wen Q, Xu F. A Refined Crop Drought Monitoring Method Based on the Chinese GF-1 Wide Field View Data. Sensors. 2018; 18(4):1297.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chang, Sheng; Wu, Bingfang; Yan, Nana; Zhu, Jianjun; Wen, Qi; Xu, Feng. 2018. "A Refined Crop Drought Monitoring Method Based on the Chinese GF-1 Wide Field View Data." Sensors 18, no. 4: 1297.
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