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1 August 1984 Operational Meteorological Satellite Products For Agricultural Monitoring
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Proceedings Volume 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing; (1984)
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
A project is underway at the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service to develop products derived from satellite data that will be useful to USDA for agricultural monitoring. The products fall into two categories: meteorological observations and direct observations of vegetation. The meteorological-type measurements are to supplement conventional ground-based weather observations from data sparse areas of the world. These include estimation of precipitation, maximum/minimum temperature, solar radiation, and snowcover. The algorithms to retrieve these quantities were developed to work from operationally available data and designed to be implemented in a near real-time operation. Direct observations of vegetation are interpreted by means of indexes consisting of mathematical combinations of observations in visible and near infrared bands. This paper briefly describes the algorithms used to estimate these quantities from operational data, discusses the expected accuracy of the products, and reviews current problems.
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J. D. Tarpley "Operational Meteorological Satellite Products For Agricultural Monitoring", Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984);

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