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Mapping rice areas with Sentinel-1 time series and superpixel segmentation

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Rice is the single most important crop for food security in Asia. Knowledge about the distribution of rice fields is also relevant in the context of greenhouse-relevant methane emissions, disease transmission, and water resource management. Copernicus Sentinel-1 provides the first openly available archive of C-band SAR (synthetic aperture radar) data at high spatial and temporal resolution. We developed one of the first methods that shows the potential of this data for accurate and timely mapping of rice-growing areas. We used superpixel segmentation to create spatially averaged backscatter time series, which is robust to speckle and reduces the amount of data to process. This method has been applied to six study sites in different rice-growing regions of the world and achieved an average overall accuracy of 0.83.
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Affiliations: 1: Department of Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany 2: German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Earth Observation Center (EOC), German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany

Publication date: March 4, 2018

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