Vol. 18, issue 12, article # 10

Sultangazin U.M., Terekhov A.G., Muratova N.R. Remote diagnostics of state and functioning of cereal agrocoenosis in Northern Kazakhstan. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2005. V. 18. No. 12. P. 980-985.
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We describe space monitoring of main grain farming regions of Kazakhstan that has been carried out using NOAA/AVHRR and TERRA/MODIS satellite systems since 2002. The problems, which can be solved using satellite data, include an estimate of soil water storage in spring, spring crop area, control of the crop rotation and state of the crop, prediction of crop, control of the dynamics of seasonal works. Principles of the subject-oriented data processing are based on comparative analysis of images taken from space at different time and information acquired on the ground. Some results of the space monitoring and a concise description of the processing methods used are presented.