This book opens a new pathway for global mapping that is focused on a specific land use theme, such as irrigated or rain-fed croplands and classes within these themes. Since croplands use most of the water consumed by humans, specific knowledge of irrigated and rain-fed croplands will be critical for precise estimates of water use. At present and in the coming decades, irrigated and rain-fed cropland area mapping is crucial for food security studies. Throughout this book, various subjects pertaining to global croplands are discussed comprehensively.
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|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Title||Mapping irrigated lands across the United States using MODIS satellite imagery: Chapter 6|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|