Accession Number : ADP001991

Title :   Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing for U.S. Crop Acreage Estimation, 1980-81 Results,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mergerson,J. W. ; Hanuschak,G. A. ; Cook,P. W.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : As part of the AgRISTARS (Agriculture and Resources Inventory Surveys through Aerospace Remote Sensing) DCLC (Domestic Crops and Land Cover) project, the Remote Sensing Branch (RSB) of the Statistical Reporting Service (SRS) is investigating the operational use of LANDSAT data in an applied research mode. Currently, six States (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, and Iowa) are participating in the project. The primary objective is to provide timely, more precise crop area estimates for major crops in selected States. The SRS approach is to use ground gathered June Enumerative Survey (JES) data in conjunction with LANDSAT data to improve the precision of crop area estimates. This paper presents an overview of SRS, the SRS Remote Sensing Environment, project implementation, costs, contributions, and project results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Farm crops, Land areas, Estimates, Aerial photography, Scientific satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE