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Evaluation and cross-comparison of vegetation indices for crop monitoring from sentinel-2 and worldview-2 images
Author(s): Emmanouil Psomiadis; Nicholas Dercas; Nicolas R. Dalezios; Nikolaos V. Spyropoulos
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Paper Abstract

Farmers throughout the world are constantly searching for ways to maximize their returns. Remote Sensing applications are designed to provide farmers with timely crop monitoring and production information. Such information can be used to identify crop vigor problems. Vegetation indices (VIs) derived from satellite data have been widely used to assess variations in the physiological state and biophysical properties of vegetation. However, due to the various sensor characteristics, there are differences among VIs derived from multiple sensors for the same target. Therefore, multi-sensor VI capability and effectiveness are critical but complicated issues in the application of multi-sensor vegetation observations. Various factors such as the atmospheric conditions during acquisition, sensor and geometric characteristics, such as viewing angle, field of view, and sun elevation influence direct comparability of vegetation indicators among different sensors. In the present study, two experimental areas were used which are located near the villages Nea Lefki and Melia of Larissa Prefecture in Thessaly Plain area, containing a wheat and a cotton crop, respectively. Two satellite systems with different spatial resolution, WorldView-2 (W2) and Sentinel-2 (S2) with 2 and 10 meters pixel size, were used. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Leaf Area Index (LAI) were calculated and a statistical comparison of the VIs was made to designate their correlation and dependency. Finally, several other innovative indices were calculated and compared to evaluate their effectiveness in the detection of problematic plant growth areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10421, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIX, 104211B (2 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278217
Show Author Affiliations
Emmanouil Psomiadis, Agricultural Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Nicholas Dercas, Agricultural Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Nicolas R. Dalezios, Agricultural Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Univ. of Thessaly (Greece)
Nikolaos V. Spyropoulos, SIGMA Geotechnologie (Germany)

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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