Remote Sensing for Food Security

This volume gathers a variety of applications for remote sensing of vegetation health (VH) and concretely shows how this information can be used in service of ending hunger and of ensuring future food security. In this book’s ten chapters, Dr. Felix Kogan, one of the most prolific scientists in this...

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Main Author: Kogan, Felix
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2019, 2019
Series:Sustainable Development Goals Series
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume gathers a variety of applications for remote sensing of vegetation health (VH) and concretely shows how this information can be used in service of ending hunger and of ensuring future food security. In this book’s ten chapters, Dr. Felix Kogan, one of the most prolific scientists in this sphere, shows how a new VH method, designed from operational environmental satellite data, can be used to provide advanced predictions of agricultural losses, helping to enhance food security and reducing the number of hungry people. Topics covered include the scientific basis of the VH method, drought monitoring, prediction of short-term agricultural yield and crop insurance, and impacts of long term climate variability an change on food security. Short discussion on VH for human health-related topics such as detection and prediction of malaria and fire risk is included, as well.
Physical Description:XV, 255 p. 121 illus., 98 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319962566