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TitleUse of Radarsat-2 ultra-fine images in horticultureintensive farming: Land use detection and crop discrimination
AuthorCotlier, C; Brisco, B; Mondino, M C; Grasso, R; Vicioso, B; López, D A G; Cornero, C; Balparda, L R
SourceCanadian Journal of Remote Sensing vol. 37, no. 1, 2011 p. 37-44,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181603
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; Nature and Environment; remote sensing; Plants
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2014 06 02
AbstractHorticulture is the study of herbaceous plants destined for human consumption that can be consumed with or without industrial processes. Because of the growing pattern of horticulture crops, remote sensing is a useful tool to monitor their seasonal production. The use of all-weather synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images allows global monitoring of these crops. Radar high-resolution satellite imagery is preferred because it is less expensive and more convenient than airborne imagery. The new Radarsat-2 platform with an ultra-fine beam 3 m resolution mode offers new possibilities in land use detection and land cover crop discrimination for plots of one acre or less. This study reviews the use of Radarsat-2 images and compares ultra-fine beam and quad-polarized Radarsat-2 imagery to evaluate the effectiveness of the ultra-fine mode versus the quad-polarized mode for small-plot crop discrimination. © 2011 CASI.

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