Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Agricultural Monitoring"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: remote sensing; biophysical parameters of vegetation (chlorophyll content, leaf area index, water content); agroecosystems; inland water quality
Interests: thermal remote sensing; land surface temperature/emissivity retrieval; temperature trends over tropical forests
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Interests: chlorophyll fluorescence; point and imaging spectroscopy; plant phenotyping; remote sensing of photosynthesis
In recent decades, remote sensing has become an important tool to improve agricultural management. As a consequence of important technological development and the launch of new Earth Observation missions, e.g., ESA’s Copernicus program, open-access high spectral and temporal resolution images are now available which allow obtaining detailed crop maps and agronomic products, such as the crops’ chlorophyll content, leaf area index (LAI), evapotranspiration or soil surface moisture (SSM). Furthermore, in 2022, the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission will be launched in tandem with Copernicus Sentinel-3, allowing the simultaneous measurements of sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) along with spectrally resolved visible near-infrared (VIS-NIR), and thermal–infrared reflectance. These and other products make it possible to improve our knowledge of crop dynamics and agricultural practices, which are useful for farmers, stakeholders, and policy makers, allowing the early detection of pests/diseases, improving farmers’ nutrients/water management, and consequently increasing the final crop yield.
This Special Issue invites original research to improve our knowledge of agro-ecosystems dynamics using remote sensing techniques. Topics may cover but are not limited to:
- Algorithms for the early detection of nutrients/water deficits as well as pests/diseases;
- Development of novel algorithms to improve LAI, Chlorophyll, and other biophysical parameters;
- Remote sensing studies that use ground, airborne, or satellite approaches to monitor plant dynamics;
- Remote sensing studies focuses on image fusion combining radar, optical, and thermal images, such as image classification, indices or statistical methods, such as machine learning, temporal analysis or image fusion with radar, optical, and thermal images;
- Water quality for irrigation by remote sensing.
We invite both theoretical and application-oriented studies to be submitted, mainly those based on operational satellites such as Sentinel-1, 2 and 3 or other current or future hyperspectral missions.
Prof. Dr. Jesús Delegido Gómez
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Jiménez-Muñoz
Dr. Mª Pilar Cendrero-Mateo
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- Biophysical parameters (Chlorophyll content, LAI, water content, fluorescence, evapotranspiration, etc.)
- Crop classification maps
- Yield forecasting
- Multitemporal image analysis
- Empirical or physics-based methods
- Vegetation stress detection
- Sun induced fluorescence