Earth  ID: 3601

Global Agricultural Monitoring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen collaboration. In support of this collaboration, NASA and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) jointly funded a new project to assimilate NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data and products into an existing decision support system (DSS) operated by the International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of FAS. To meet its objectives, FAS/IPAD uses satellite data and data products to monitor agriculture worldwide and to locate and keep track of natural disasters such as short and long term droughts, floods and persistent snow cover which impair agricultural productivity. FAS is the largest user of satellite imagery in the non-military sector of the U.S. government. For the last 20 years FAS has used a combination of Landsat and NOAA-AVHRR satellite data to monitor crop condition and report on episodic events.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer
Chris Justice (University of Maryland): Scientist
Inbal Becker Reshef (University of Maryland): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Composite Vegetation Index 2003/07/26 - 2003/08/20
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) 2003/07/26 - 2003/08/20
Gridded Population of the World (Version 3 Beta) 2002
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This item is part of these series:
NASA and Agriculture - Animations
Agriculture Animations - Global Agricultural Monitoring

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