Global Agricultural Monitoring
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
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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.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Cindy Starr (GST)
- Chris Justice (University of Maryland)
- Inbal Becker Reshef (University of Maryland)
- Michelle Williams (UMBC)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
SeriesThis visualization can be found in the following series:
Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua VI (A.K.A. Composite Vegetation Index) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Data Compilation | NASA
Gridded Population of the World (Version 3 Beta)
Data Compilation | SEDAC
Terra and Aqua NDVI (A.K.A. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
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