Frost damage detection in sugarcane crop using MODIS images and SRTM data

@article{Rudorff2012FrostDD,
  title={Frost damage detection in sugarcane crop using MODIS images and SRTM data},
  author={Bernardo Rudorff and Daniel Alves Aguiar and Marcos Adami and Moises Pereira Galvao Salgado},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  year={2012},
  pages={5709-5712}
}
The sugarcane production in the South-central region of Brazil has more than doubled over the last decade reaching a maximum of 557 million tons in 2010/11. A significant and unexpected decrease was observed in crop year 2011/12 dropping the production to 494 million tons. Several factors contributed to a major crop yield loss including a sudden frost event in São Paulo state. It is difficult to estimate the frost impact but remote sensing images might be useful to quantify the intensity of… CONTINUE READING