Estimation Of Evapοtraspiration In Irrigated Crops Using Satellite Remote Sensing And Wireless Sensors
The need for an efficient irrigation water management is of vital importance in Cyprus. Estimating crop evapotranspiration (ETc) from remotely sensed data could be a very helpful tool for Policy makers. The project aims to estimate ETc using remotely sensed data and in situ field data, such as field spectroradiometric data, Leaf Area Index (LAI) and crop height (CH). Remotely sensed data were correlated to field data in order to avoid direct measurements of crop canopy factors, in the future. These empirical equations have been used to provide the final ETc maps using the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) methodology. Finally an economic assessment of the irrigation costs using old and the new data regarding irrigation was made to test if remote sensing can play an important role in the irrigation management.
- CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Coordinator: D.G.Hadjimitsis)
- AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
- NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION