Session 12 Earth Observations and Environmental Modeling for Agriculture and Food Security - II

Thursday, 16 January 2020: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Host: 34th Conference on Hydrology
Pierre Guillevic, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD
Chris Justice, Univ. of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD

This session will advance the use of satellite and airborne Earth observations, ground observational networks and modeling tools to support decision in agriculture and food security. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to crop monitoring, yield estimation, crop modeling, agricultural water availability and use, food security, irrigation and fertilization management, land use change impact, climate sensitive regions, sustainable development, natural resource optimization, multi-spectral/resolution/platform remote sensing data, big Earth data solutions and cloud-computing. Presentations and open discussions will highlight stakeholder and end-users engagement in research and applications to strengthen co-development, innovation and the wider application of research.

8:30 AM
Agricultural Remote-Sensed Yield Algorithm (ARYA): Application to Major Winter Wheat Exporting Countries (Invited Presentation)
Eric Vermote, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Franch, S. Skakun, J. C. roger, I. Becker-Reshef, and C. Justice

8:45 AM
Attribution of U.S. Crop Yields to Climate Variations and Pollution Damages
Ryan Matthew Bolt, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and X. Z. Liang

9:00 AM
Crop Modeling in the Insurance Sector: Beyond the Limits of Forecasting
Jacqueline Chen, AIR Worldwide, Boston, MA; and J. Amthor, S. Acharya, J. Borman, K. Farzan Ahmed, Y. Ge, L. Muir, Y. Mo, and Y. Wang

9:15 AM
Rangelands Food Security Monitoring: Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) Applications for Famine Early Warning Systems
Kimberly Slinski, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Univ. of Maryland at NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and A. McNally, C. D. Peters-Lidard, G. Senay, T. S. Hogue, and J. McCray

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