Use of rice response characteristics in area estimation by LANDSAT/TM and MOS-1 satellites data

Etsuji Ishiguro, Mishra Krishna Kumar, Yasuyuki Hidaka, Shigejiro Yoshida, Muneharu Sato, Mitsuru Miyazato, Jie Yu Chen

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Abstract

Satellite image interpretation for LANDSAT/TM and MOS-1 data was conducted for identification and area estimation of rice fields for Hishikari Town in Kyushu Island near Kagoshima City, Japan. The results were confirmed by video-recorded aerial photographs and by ground observations. The rice field identification, which was carried out by computer-implemented MDM classification using LODIA software, created some confusion between different test sites. However, the digitally processed image of the LANDSAT/TM 4 and 5 band difference index, discriminated the rice fields very well. The estimated rice areas were observed to be fairly close to the statistical reports made by the town office. The present study shows the potential of image processing for the identification and area estimation by rice response characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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