Future approaches to facilitate large-scale adoption of thermal based images as key input in the production of dynamic irrigation management zones

Y Cohen, N Agam, I Klapp, A Karnieli, O Beeri, V Alchanatis, N Sochen

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Abstract

To use VRI systems, a field is divided into irrigation management zones (IMZs). While IMZs are dynamic in nature, most of IMZs prescription maps are static. High-resolution thermal images (TI) coupled with measured atmospheric conditions have been utilized to map the within-field water status variability and to delineate in-season IMZs. Unfortunately, spaceborne TIs have coarse spatial resolution and aerial platforms require substantial financial investments, which may inhibit their large-scale adoption. Three approaches are proposed to facilitate large-scale adoption of TI-based IMZs: 1) increase of the capacity of aerial TI by enhancing their spatial resolution; 2) sharpening the spatial resolution of satellite TI by fusing satellite multi-spectral images in the visible-near-infrared (VIS-NIR) range; 3) increase the capacity of aerial TI by fusing satellite multi-spectral images in the VIS-NIR range. The scientific and engineering basis of each of the approaches is described together with initial results.

Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Animal Biosciences
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • thermal imaging
  • fusion of VIS-NIR and thermal imaging
  • super-resolution
  • sharpening

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