India-Dharwad

Overview

This is a drought prone area. The site will be used for validation of drought assessment indicators from satellite data and satellite-based soil moisture estimation.

Project Objectives

Estimating Crop Conditions

Operational Implementation Plan

  • Evaluation of various drought indicators (meteorological and remote sensing based)
  • Development of a composite drought index
  • Development of protocol for crop loss assessment

Crop Conditions
  • Drought

Site Description

Landscape TopographySemi Malnad, Eastern Maidan
Typical Field Size2.12
Climatic ZoneTropics, warm
Major Crops and Calendars

Rice (Normal):
Calendar: June - October

Cotton (Normal):
Calendar: June - December

Wheat (Normal):
Calendar: November - March

Soil Type & Texture

Inorganic:

  • Loam
Soil Drainage Class
    Irrigation Infrastructure
      Other Site Details

      Major Crops And Calendars

      • Kharif Rice –June to October
      • Jowar- May/July to September/December
      • Cotton- May/July to December/April
      • Maize-May/August- September/Decemebr
      • Green Gram- May/August- October/December
      • Soybean
      • Rabi Jowar-September/October-January/March
      • Wheat-October/December- January/March
      • Onion (kharif), Red chillies(kharif), chickpea, Sunflower

      In Situ Observations

      Ground Truth

      • Crop Type(s):
      • Collection Protocol:

        Field observations of date of sowing, irrigation information, crop type, crop stage, crop growth and crop biophysical parameters indicating crop stress/condition for

        Kharif: Rice, Cotton, Maize, Green Gram, Soybean, Onion; Rabi: Gram, Jowar, Wheat

      • Frequency:

      Soil Moisture

      • Crop Type(s):
      • Collection Protocol:
        • Collection protocol: Using Soil moisture meter /instruments
        • Frequency: Bi-Monthly Field Visits
      • Frequency:

      Rainfall

      • Crop Type(s):
      • Collection Protocol:
        • Collection protocol: Using state’s AWS/ARGs
        • Frequency: Daily
      • Frequency:

      EO Data

      Optical Data Requirements

    • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/06
    • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 31/10
    • Spatial resolution: Low resolution (above 60m)Medium resolution (20-60m)
    • temporal_frequency: Biweekly
    • Level of Expertise: Advance
    • Latency of Data Delivery: 2-5 days
    • Challanges:
    • SAR Data Requirements

    • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/06
    • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 30/09
    • Spatial resolution: Medium resolution (20-60m)
    • temporal_frequency: Biweekly
    • Frequency: C
    • Incidence Angle: Medium
    • Polarisation:
    • Level of Processing: Level 2
    • Orbit: Any
    • Level of Expertise: Intermediate
    • Latency of Data Delivery: 2-5 days
    • Challanges:
    • Passive Microwave Data Requirements

    • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/06
    • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 30/04
    • Spatial resolution:
    • temporal_frequency: 2-3 days
    • Level of Expertise: Intermediate
    • Latency of Data Delivery: 2-5 days
    • Challanges: Soil Moisture Product is needed
    • Thermal Data Requirements

      Results

      Documents and Files

      Links to paper

      Project Reports

      Study Team

      Team Leader

    • Name: Shibendu S. Ray
    • Affiliation: Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, DAC&FW
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://ncfc.gov.in/
    • Position: Director
    • Email: shibendu.ncfc@nic.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Phone number: +91-11-25843224
    • Postal Address: MNCFC, Pusa Campus, New Delhi – 110 012, India
    • Other Team Members

    • Name: K. R. Manjunath
    • Affiliation: EDPO, Indian Space Research Organization
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://www.isro.gov.in/
    • Position: Associate Director (Agriculture)
    • Email: krmanjunath@isro.gov.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Role: Co-Lead
    • Name: Preeti Tahlani
    • Affiliation: Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, DAC&FW
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://ncfc.gov.in/
    • Position: Sci-SE
    • Email: preeti.tahlani@gov.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Role: Member
    • Name: Shalini Saxena
    • Affiliation: Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, DAC&FW
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://ncfc.gov.in/
    • Position: Assistant Director
    • Email: shalini.85@gov.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Role: Member
    • Name: S Rama Subramanian
    • Affiliation: RRSC-South, NRSC (ISRO)
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://www.nrsc.gov.in/
    • Position: Sci-SF
    • Email: ramasubramoniam_s@nrsc.gov.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Role: Member
    • Name: Mohammed Ahamed Jeelani
    • Affiliation: RRSC-South, NRSC (ISRO)
    • Affiliation Webpage: https://www.nrsc.gov.in/
    • Position: Sci-SE
    • Email: mohammedahamed_j@nrsc.gov.in
    • Personal Webpage:
    • Role: Member