Journal article

Mapping Flooded Rice Paddies Using Time Series of MODIS Imagery in the Krishna River Basin, India

Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Dongryeol Ryu, Biju George, Jeffrey P Walker, Hector M Malano

Remote Sensing | MDPI | Published : 2015


Rice is one of the major crops cultivated predominantly in flooded paddies, thus a large amount of water is consumed during its growing season. Accurate paddy rice maps are therefore important inputs for improved estimates of actual evapotranspiration in the agricultural landscape. The main objective of this study was to obtain flooded paddy rice maps using multi-temporal images of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) in the Krishna River Basin, India. First, ground-based spectral samples collected by a field spectroradiometer, CROPSCAN, were used to demonstrate unique contrasts between the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and the Land Surface Water Index (LSWI)..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The research was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) under the John All Wright Fellowship, and the ACIAR Project LWR-2007-113. The authors would like to thank the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for providing access to the land use survey data collected during 2006-2007 and the secondary data collected from Govt Departments in India. The authors also would like to thank Venkataradha Akuraju for helping in the AILSPEX-11 and AILSPEX-12 field experiments in India. Finally, we would like to thank the four anonymous reviewers that helped improve this paper with their comments and suggestions.