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Frost monitoring of fruit tree with satellite data
Author(s): Jinlong Fan; Mingwei Zhang; Guangzheng Cao; Xiaoyu Zhang; Chenchen Liu; Xinzan Niu; Wengbo Xu
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Paper Abstract

The orchards are developing very fast in the northern China in recent years with the increasing demands on fruits in China. In most parts of the northern China, the risk of frost damage to fruit tree in early spring is potentially high under the background of global warming. The growing season comes earlier than it does in normal year due to the warm weather in earlier spring and the risk will be higher in this case. According to the reports, frost event in spring happens almost every year in Ningxia Region, China. In bad cases, late frosts in spring can be devastating all fruit. So lots of attention has been given to the study in monitoring, evaluating, preventing and mitigating frost. Two orchards in Ningxia, Taole and Jiaozishan orchards were selected as the study areas. MODIS data were used to monitor frost events in combination with minimum air temperature recorded at weather station. The paper presents the findings. The very good correlation was found between MODIS LST and minimum air temperature in Ningxia. Light, middle and severe frosts were captured in the study area by MODIS LST. The MODIS LST shows the spatial differences of temperature in the orchards. 10 frost events in April from 2000 to 2010 were captured by the satellite data. The monitoring information may be hours ahead circulated to the fruit farmers to prevent the damage and loss of fruit trees.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8531, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIV, 85310D (23 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.971436
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Jinlong Fan, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Mingwei Zhang, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Guangzheng Cao, National Satellite Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Xiaoyu Zhang, Ningxia Institute of Meteorological Sciences (China)
Chenchen Liu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Xinzan Niu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Wengbo Xu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8531:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIV
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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