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Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'

07 June 2019

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Scientists are developing a satellite system to record the temperatures of individual fields of crops.

The aim is to survey land temperatures to estimate water-use by plants and to show how they transfer that water back to the atmosphere.

The data will also help monitor how much water is available to grow crops and how they are responding to drought.

The new system is being considered for inclusion in the EU's Earth observation programme, Copernicus.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: ESA - The EU plans to add to its Sentinel Earth observation satellites

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