Accession Number : ADP002011

Title :   Crop Identification and Area Estimation in the Southern Part of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - Using LANDSAT Data,

Corporate Author : COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES ESPACIALES BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)

Personal Author(s) : Redondo,F. V.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The feasibility of MSS LANDSAT data analysis for crop recognition and area estimation was tested in a pilot area in Argentina, as an attempt to improve the current conventional crop production forecasting method. The main crop in Argentina is wheat and the study area was the Partido of Tres Arroyos. Two contiguous crop years were considered; LANDSAT and ground data were used and two methods (total coverage and sample estimation) were tested. Results show that oats are an important confusion crop but when considering them together as cereals the identification accuracy level is high.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE