Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security
… provides unique means for understanding and comparing different cropland mapping strategies by utilizing different satellite sensors and ancillary data sets. The chapters are well written for entry level through advanced level remote sensing or agricultural specialists, and each chapter can be read sequentially or separately. … thoroughly documents the techniques and error assessment methods utilized to develop the world's first global irrigated map derived from remote sensing data. … the numerous international authors, color plates, and national cropland statistical tables makes the book an attractive and authoritative reference for mapping global croplands from remote sensing data.
—Curt A. Reynolds, Crop Analyst, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, Washington, D.C., in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, June 2010
558 pages; ISBN 9781420090109
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Title: Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security
Author: Prasad Thenkabail; John G. Lyon; Hugh Turral; Chandrashekhar Biradar