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Early estimation of rice area using temporal ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar data: A case study for the Howrah and Hughly districts of West Bengal, India

Early estimation of rice area using temporal ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar data: A case study for the Howrah and Hughly districts of West Bengal, India

International Journal of Remote Sensing 18(8): 1827-1833

The characteristic temporal backscattering signature of rice crop grown under flooded condition was used to estimate rice acreage for a region in West Bengal, India. To date ERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, one acquired within 30 days of transplantation and another after 30-40 days was found to be optimum for early estimation of rice acreage. The rice crop was found to be distinctly separable from forest, tree vegetation, village/urban areas. Misclassification of rice was observed mainly with water, waterlogged areas and fallow fields.

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DOI: 10.1080/014311697218133

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