USWCL Remote Sensing Research Program
The Remote Sensing research program focuses on developing non contact methods for monitoring natural and agricultural resources over relatively large regions. Aircraft- and satellite-collected spectral data are analyzed using theoretical and applied approaches to evaluate plant growth, biomass production, crop yield, and environmental stresses. These analyses can be used for modeling plant growth and crop yield, scheduling irrigation, and assessing plant diseases. The studies also provide systematic records of spatial and temporal variations in plant response to natural and man-made changes in the environment.
Remote Sensing Research Staff