Air quality monitoring in Delhi

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Poor air quality is caused by motor vehicle emission, fires on agricultural land, dust from construction sites, burning garbage, industrial activities etc. Aapah innovations have been monitoring the air pollution in Delhi using remote sensing data. In this analysis, we used daily Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) at 0.55 micron, which was extracted from MODIS MOD04_3K […]

Want to know how Turmeric is growing in your area?

Posted on Posted in agri, Agriculture, Crop insurance, Modelling, News, Remote Sensing, satellite, Satellite Remote Sensing

Advanced estimate of the crop yield is useful in various applications e.g. crop insurance, harvest planning, delivery estimates, etc. Advanced estimate of the crop yield can be obtained by performing the statistical analysis, however, it does not take into account the current ground realities and rely only on the historical data. The satellite remote sensing […]

Did crop get enough water in Maharashtra this Kharif season?

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The Kharif season is approaching its end and the availability of water to crops in Maharashtra using Satellite microwave remote sensing reasonably be quantified. The satellite estimated daily soil moisture is converted into monthly average relative soil moisture for June-September 2017 as shown in the figures. During June, relative soil moisture varies from 0 to […]

The first ever high resolution soil moisture map of India: One solution for many problems

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Soil moisture is of paramount importance in various applications e.g. hydrology, agriculture and meteorology. Some of the application where soil moisture is useful are: Optimal irrigation in farms Identify areas being over-irrigated Improved flood risk estimation Monitor agricultural drought in near real time Improved weather forecast Analyse the impact of an irrigation project Identify the […]

Integrated Water Management Programme (IWMP)

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The primary objective of IWMP is to address the issue of soil degradation & moisture conservation in the rain-fed areas of the state. The satellite soil moisture can help in the assessment of the impact of the watershed management programme on agriculture. The availability of long term (before and after the project is executed) soil […]

Prediction of flood risk

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The flood depends upon the intensity of rainfall and the infiltration (absorption) capacity of soil which is related to soil moisture. The satellite soil moisture provides information on the soil infiltration capacity. A combination of real-time precipitation availability and satellite soil moisture can predict the floods. Based on precipitation forecast and soil moisture data, the […]

Monitor agricultural drought using satellite data in near real time

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A deficit in the available soil moisture for agriculture is termed as drought which results in the lack of crop growth and production. Microwave satellite provides information about the available soil moisture in near real time which is useful for drought early warning. The conventional method of monitoring drought based on crop variables e.g. NDVI […]