An assessment of Landsat data acquisition history on identification and area estimation of corn and soybeans

Remote Sensing of Environment
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Abstract

In the past decade, numerous studies have demonstrated the potential of satellite remote sensing for providing accurate timely crop area information. This study assessed the impact of Landsat data acquisition history on classification and area estimation accuracy of corn and soybeans in the U.S. Corn Belt. The results illustrate the importance of selecting Landsat acquisitions based on spectral differences in crops at certain development stages. Although early season information can provide estimates of total corn and soybean areas, acquisitions from about emergence and after tasseling of the corn seem to provide a minimal set for accurate identification of corn and soybeans in the U.S. Corn Belt. Additional acquisitions provide only marginally greater separability for corn and soybeans.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An assessment of Landsat data acquisition history on identification and area estimation of corn and soybeans
Series title Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI 10.1016/0034-4257(82)90032-3
Volume 12
Issue 2
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 6 p.
First page 123
Last page 128
Country United States
Other Geospatial Corn Belt
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