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NAME OF DIVISION

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Agriculture Division

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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Estimation of crop area of major agricultural crops in the country is extremely important

OBJECTIVES

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Monitoring and estimation of area of major agricultural crops in the country for national food security application

MAJOR FUNCTIONS

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  Agricultural crop monitoring

 Crop type discrimination

Rice crop mapping and area estimation

Crop growth monitoring

Monitoring of irrigated area

Study of evapotranspiration

TOOLS UTILIZED

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Digital image processing system

Satellite data acquisition system

SATELLITE DATA INPUTS

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Time series data of:

Landsat TM & ETM

TERRA/AQUA MODIS

RADARSAT SAR

OPERATIONAL BRIEF

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Satellite image based analysis of vegetation cover

Atmospheric correction of satellite images

Radiative transfer modeling

 Assessment of atmospheric turbidity

Preparation of reports

ICON ITEMS

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Crop estimation, analysis & monitoring system (CEAMONS)

REASEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Methodological improvement & possible automation

Quantitative retrieval of crop information using analytical procedure and radiative modeling

DELIVERABLES

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Boro rice map of Bangladesh with report

Aman rice map of Bangladesh with report

Seasonal NDVI map

Outgoing long wave radiation map

Surface albedo map

Vegetation cover map