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Validation of satellite data through the remote sensing techniques and the inclusion of them into agricultural education pilot programs
Author(s): Georgios Papadavid; Georgios Kountios; T. Bournaris; Anastasios Michailidis; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays, the remote sensing techniques have a significant role in all the fields of agricultural extensions as well as agricultural economics and education but they are used more specifically in hydrology. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the use of field spectroscopy for validation of the satellite data and how combination of remote sensing techniques and field spectroscopy can have more accurate results for irrigation purposes. For this reason vegetation indices are used which are mostly empirical equations describing vegetation parameters during the lifecycle of the crops. These numbers are generated by some combination of remote sensing bands and may have some relationship to the amount of vegetation in a given image pixel. Due to the fact that most of the commonly used vegetation indices are only concerned with red-near-infrared spectrum and can be divided to perpendicular and ratio based indices the specific goal of the research is to illustrate the effect of the atmosphere to those indices, in both categories. In this frame field spectroscopy is employed in order to derive the spectral signatures of different crops in red and infrared spectrum after a campaign of ground measurements. The main indices have been calculated using satellite images taken at interval dates during the whole lifecycle of the crops by using a GER 1500 spectro-radiomete. These indices was compared to those extracted from satellite images after applying an atmospheric correction algorithm –darkest pixel- to the satellite images at a pre-processing level so as the indices would be in comparable form to those of the ground measurements. Furthermore, there has been a research made concerning the perspectives of the inclusion of the above mentioned remote satellite techniques to agricultural education pilot programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016), 96881T (12 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242911
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Georgios Papadavid, Cyprus Agricultural Research Institute (Cyprus)
Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Georgios Kountios, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
T. Bournaris, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Anastasios Michailidis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9688:
Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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