DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
AP 632 SATELLITE AGROMETEOROLOGY (2L+1P) I
(Pre-requisite: AP 140)
To teach the use of satellite images for agro-meteorological purposes.
Scope and importance of agrometeorology from space, types of meteorological satellites – Geostationary and Polar orbiting.
International satellite systems and their payloads – NOAA, LANDSAT, SPOT, TERRA and AQUA, DMSP, METEOSAT, GOES, TRMM etc., National satellite systems and their payloads – INSAT, IRS, MEGHA-TROPIQUES, RISAT etc., Agromet parameter’s requirements and satellite data products available.
Retrieval of cloud type and structure in visible and infrared regions, estimation of rainfall by visible, infrared and passive and active microwave techniques.
Retrieval of land surface emissivity and temperature – single channel and split window algorithms, components of surface radiation balance – global radiation, surface albedo and outgoing long wave radiation, estimation of latent heat flux (ET), sensible heat and roughness parameter.
Retrieval of surface soil moisture by thermal and passive microwave, retrieval of crop biophysical parameters by empirical and physical techniques.
Vegetation phenology and dynamics, crop yield modeling, linking Simulation models and remote sensing, crop growth monitoring system
Drought monitoring, assessment and management, modeling net primar y productivity of agroecosystems, agroecological zoning using remote sensing and GIS, remote sensing of air pollutants and green house gases.
MODIS Products (Reflectance, LAI, fAPAR, LST), SPOT VGT Products, PROSAIL MODEL, Retrieval: LST, Albedo, Radiation, Crop Phenology, Drought indices, Drought assessment, Net Primary Productivity