Agricultural monitoring in Spain

Agricultural monitoring in Spain

Released

20/12/2016 10:00 am

Copyright

Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Description

Images from the Sentinel-2A satellite from February to October 2016 show the changing landscape in Spain’s Brazo de Este natural park and around the city of Los Palacios y Villafranca.

Part of the Guadalquivir river basin, the area pictured has a rich agriculture with crops including rice, watermelon, pepper, cucumber, tomato and quinoa. In this animation we can clearly see changes in the fields as different crops grow at different rates, and are harvested in different seasons.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission is designed to provide images that can be used to distinguish between different crop types as well as data on numerous plant features, such as leaf area, chlorophyll content and water content – all essential for accurately monitoring plant growth.

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