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Monitoring of Agricultural Crops Based on Radar Images
Monitoring of Agricultural Crops Based on Radar Images

Author(s): Mihai Valentin Herbei, Radu Bertici, Roxana Claudia Herbei
Subject(s): Environmental Geography, Applied Geography, Geomatics, Maps / Cartography
Published by: Editura Aeternitas
Keywords: crop monitoring; RADAR; SAR; Sentinel 1; SNAP;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the importance of RADAR images in general and in particular a way to use Sentinel 1 Radar images in monitoring process of the crops. Sentinel images representing the European Space Agency (ESA) project were used in this research, and was designed to provide a vast amount of data and images for the Copernicus program in Europe. The Sentinel-1 system is equipped with two polar orbital satellites designed to provide spatial data for environmental monitoring. Sentinel 1 satellites take images both during the day and at night, being a Synthetic Aperture Radar - SAR. The captured images were pre-processed and processed using the SNAP program. The study area is part of the lands in the patrimony of BUASVM Timisoara, more precisely within the Experimental Didactic Station. and the monitoring period of agricultural crops was February - October 2020.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 37-46
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English