Rice monitoring in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Lam-Dao, Nguyen and Le-Toan, Thuy and Apan, Armando and Huth, Juliane and Hoang-Phi, Phung (2013) Rice monitoring in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. In: 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2012): Aiming Smart Space Sensing, 26-30 Nov 2012, Pattaya, Thailand.

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Abstract

Vietnam is one of the world's largest rice exporting countries since the mid-1990s and the fifth producer country in the world of the global production. Of which, the fertile Mekong Delta at the southern tip of Vietnam accounts for more than half of the rice production. In addition, the Vietnamese are among the world top five rice consumers. This makes the rice growing areas of the Mekong Delta a good test region to assess the rice monitoring system using remote sensing techniques. However, the country located in the tropics, it is often clouded to affect the image quality obtained from optical remote sensors. Radar remote sensing overcomes this drawback and can acquire images at any time of year. The paper presents research results of rice monitoring using various kinds of SAR data acquired at different years, i.e. ERS2-SAR (1997), ENVISAT-ASAR (2007) and TerraSAR-X (2010-2011) in An Giang, Can Tho and Soc Trang provinces of the Mekong Delta, which has a very complex cropping system (single, double, and even triple rice crops per year). The yield predictive model based on multiple regression analysis was proposed and attained good results, and thus proved to be a potential tool for monitoring rice crops in the study area.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright© (2012) by the Asian Association on Remote Sensing. For permission requests, please contact the Asian Association on Remote Sensing
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 02:30
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 02:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mekong Delta; polarisation; rice monitoring; SAR; optical sensors; remote sensing; radar
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23784

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