AbstractsComputer Science

An Investigation of Agricultural Drought on the United States Corn Belt Using Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Technology

by Di Wu

Institution: George Mason University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Remote sensing; Geographic information science and geodesy; Agriculture; agricultural drought; GIS; remote sensing; the Corn Belt
Record ID: 2052365
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8897


Agriculture is often the first and most vulnerable sector to be affected by drought events. As a rapidly developing technology, remote sensing coupled with Geographic Information Science (GIS) provides great potential for rapid and spatial-explicit agricultural drought monitoring. The research presented in this dissertation is dedicated to promoting agricultural drought monitoring and impact assessment using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology.