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Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

1st Edition

Edited by Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar

CRC Press

556 pages

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Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water resources in a changing climate have created a crisis like

Table of Contents

Background and History of Global Irrigated Area Maps (GIAM). Global Irrigated Area Mapping (GIAM) Using Remote Sensing. GIAM Mapping Section for Selected Global Regions. Evapotranspiration Models, Water Use, and Irrigated Areas. Rain-Fed Cropland Areas of the World. Methods of Mapping Croplands Using Remote Sensing. Accuracies and Errors. Way Forward in Mapping Global Irrigated and Rain-Fed Croplands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems