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Temporal analysis of vegetation indices related to biophysical parameters using Sentinel 2A images to estimate maize production
Author(s): Lucas Saran Macedo; Fernando Shinji Kawakubo
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Paper Abstract

Agricultural production is one of the most important Brazilian economic activities accounting for about 21,5% of total Gross Domestic Product. In this scenario, the use of satellite images for estimating biophysical parameters along the phenological development of agricultural crops allows the conclusion about the sanity of planting and helps the projection on design production trends. The objective of this study is to analyze the temporal patterns and variation of six vegetion indexes obtained from the bands of Sentinel 2A satellite, associated with greenness (NDVI and ClRE), senescence (mARI and PSRI) and water content (DSWI and NDWI) to estimate maize production. The temporal pattern of the indices was analyzed in function of productivity data collected in-situ. The results obtained evidenced the importance of the SWIR and Red Edge ranges with Pearson correlation values of the temporal mean for NDWI 0.88 and 0.76 for CLRE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10421, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIX, 1042118 (2 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280399
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Lucas Saran Macedo, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Fernando Shinji Kawakubo, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10421:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIX
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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