Special Issue "Recent Advances of Remote Sensing in Monitoring Agro-Meteorological Disasters "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: crop production; simulation model; farmers’ fields evaluation
Interests: Remote sensing, Crop monitoring, Disaster monitoring, Mapping
Interests: Crop/drought model development, remote sensing applications, big data analytic for smart agriculture
In recent years, the frequency and intensification of extreme weather have been increasing, which may be associated with global warming and climate change. Under such circumstances, the monitoring of meteorological disasters in agriculture and their impact assessment are very important issues for food security. Quantifying the disasters based on satellite observations is recommended for this purpose. It is necessary to monitor and assess disasters at the farmer level. As UAV technology is becoming more popular and easily accessible, monitoring can start at any level. Carrying out assessments immediately after a disaster can provide information that will help shape the countermeasures in such cases. Monitoring and assessment are also being tested in the field of agricultural insurance. Insurance assessment based on remote-sensing may increase fairness and decrease cost.
This Special Issue calls for papers on the monitoring of meteorological disasters in agriculture. It covers not only floods and droughts, but also production fluctuations due to high temperature, low solar radiation, and so on, from the country scale to the farmers’ field scale. The trials of impact assessment using simulation models are especially welcome to utilize remote-sensing monitoring. Further development in this topic is expected by introducing the latest findings in this Special Issue.
Prof. Koki Homma
Dr. Masayasu Maki
Dr. Mongkol Raksapatcharawong
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