This month, August 2014, the remote sensing journal PE&RS has a special issue on hyperspectral sensors, images, and processing. The featured article “Biomass Modeling of Four Leading World Crops Using Hyperspectral Narrowbands in Support of HyspIRI Mission” is co-authored by Prasad Thenkabail of the USGS. Some of you may remember that Prasad spent several years working as a research scientist at the YCEO.
The authors use ground-based sensors to evaluate several modeling techniques. They focus on four water intensive crops in the Central Valley of California; alfafa, maize, rice and cotton. They conclude that these techniques, applied to satellite sensors, can help conserve water and improve crops at broad scales.
The ASPRS is making this article freely available on their website at: