Prasanna Gowda

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Tillage information is crucial for environmental modeling as it directly affects evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff, carbon sequestration, and soil losses due to wind and water erosion from agricultural fields. However, collecting this information can be time consuming and costly. Remote sensing approaches are promising for rapid collection of tillage(More)
Satellite-based sensors provide data at either greater spectral and coarser spatial resolutions or lower spectral and finer spatial resolutions due to complementary spectral and spatial characteristics of optical sensor systems. In order to overcome this limitation, image fusion has been suggested to obtain higher spatial and spectral resolution images at(More)
High-resolution daily evapotranspiration (ET) maps would greatly improve irrigation management. Numerous ET mapping algorithms have been developed to make use of thermal remote sensing data acquired by satellite sensors. However, adoption of remote sensing-based ET maps for irrigation management has not been feasible due to inadequate spatial and temporal(More)
The energy balance (EB) based Evapotranspiration (ET) algorithms require the computation of net radiation (R n), soil heat flux (G) and sensible heat flux (H) to solve for ET as a residual. The EB component can be derived using multispectral remote sensing data. Values of R n and G can be estimated with an acceptable accuracy. However, estimation of H is(More)
Agriculture on the Texas High Plains (THP) uses approximately 89% of groundwater withdrawals from the Ogallala Aquifer. Consequently, groundwater levels are declining faster than the recharge rate. Therefore, efficient agricultural water use is essential for economic viability and sustainability of the THP. Accurate regional evapotranspiration (ET) maps(More)
(UMRB) is a major sub-basin of the entire Mississippi River, one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems in North America. The length of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) is approximately 800 miles (1,287 km). The drainage area of the basin is approximately 189,189 square miles (489,980 km 2) and contains about 15 percent of the drainage area of the(More)
Agricultural nitrogen is a major contributor to Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, and research has shown that agricultural subsurface tile drainage is a major carrier of nitrogen from croplands to streams and rivers. This study compares the results of abating nitrogen under a retired-land minimization policy with those of a net revenue-maximizing policy, paying(More)
Ruminant livestock provides meat and dairy products that sustain health and livelihood for much of the world's population. Grazing lands that support ruminant livestock provide numerous ecosystem services, including provision of food, water, and genetic resources; climate and water regulation; support of soil formation; nutrient cycling; and cultural(More)