Special Issue "Remote Sensing Applications for Agriculture and Crop Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: remote sensing; precision agriculture; crop modeling; climate services
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Crop models and remote sensing techniques have been combined and applied in agriculture and crop estimation on local and regional scales, or worldwide, based on the simultaneous development of crop models and remote sensing. The literature shows that many new remote sensing sensors and valuable methods have been developed for the retrieval of canopy state variables and soil properties from remote sensing data for assimilating the retrieved variables into crop models. At the same time, remote sensing has been used in a staggering number of applications for agriculture. With this Special Issue we will compile state-of-the-art research that specifically addresses and provides new steps in expanding the scope of remote sensing and modelling for agricultural systems: Data assimilation in mechanistic crop growth models, local to global monitoring activities (e.g., crop identification and crop surface estimation, crop forecasting, crop health analysis and assessment of crop damage), and applications of remote sensing at the farm level (e.g., crop condition assessment and stress detection, identification of pests and disease infestation, retrieval of quantity and quality crop characteristics). Model–data assimilation and model–data fusion contributions are welcomed, as are papers describing new management applications of remote sensing in agriculture.
Dr. Piero Toscano
Manuscript Submission Information
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- remote sensing
- spatio-temporal scale
- crop biophysical variables
- crop status
- crop identification and crop area
- precision agriculture