WRRC Workshop/Webinar - New Techniques for Mapping planted versus fallowed croplands using MODIS
Tuesday 23 January 2018, 12:00pm - 01:15pm
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - WRRC Brown Bag -New Techniques for Mapping planted versus fallowed croplands using MODIS data, Speaker: Cindy Wallace, Research Geographer, USGS Western Geographic Science Center. LOCATION: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson)
An important metric to monitor for optimizing water use in agricultural areas is the amount of cropland left fallowed, or unplanted. Fallowed croplands are difficult to model because they have many expressions; for example, they can be managed and remain free of vegetation or be abandoned and become weedy if the climate for that season permits. USGS Researchers remote imaging to develop an algorithm that can routinely map cropland status (planted or fallowed) with over 75% user's and producer's accuracies.
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