Use of Satellite Imagery to Monitor the Oasis Agriculture in the Turpan Depression, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China--A Case Study.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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Satellite imagery can be of very real value to the poorly mapped areas of the world. Because agriculture is dynamic with constantly changing conditions, remote sensing offers the feasibility of monitoring agricultural lands over an extended period of time. The specific objectives of this research are 1 to estimate the total acreagehectares of oasis agricultural lands of the Turpan Depression on selected dates from 1972 to 1978, 2 to prepare thematic maps of the oasis agriculture for the years 1972, 1973, 1977, and 1978, and 3 to assess the agricultural land reclamation efforts within this study area. This thesis dealt with the mapping of oasis agriculture from Landsat imagery and the associated problems relating to image resolution, and the lack of ground data and supporting information. Author
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Cartography and Aerial Photography