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Temperature monitoring satellites hope to optimise crop production

by Futures Centre, Jun 11
1 minute read

Scientists are developing a satellite system, Land Surface Temperature Monitoring (LSTM), to record temperatures of individual fields of crops. Copernicus, the EU’s Earth observation system is considering including it in its programme.

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This would provide increased precision for valuable data such as how crops respond to drought and their water use. and show how they transfer that water back to the atmosphere. The remote sensing can provide a consistent global view that can be used to monitor and respond to changes. This would contribute to the overall optimisation of crop production.



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