Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 15th, 2005
"Outbreaks of the oriental migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis are a serious problem in China. This study evaluated the potential of MODIS data to monitor locust outbreaks in a heavily damaged area in Nadagang State Farm. Hebei Province," researchers in China report.
"Two cloud-free MODIS images of the study area taken before and during peal:damage was compared to determine the geographical extent and severity of the 2002 locust plague. Ground survey data were used to evaluate locust damage indicated by the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) derived from the...
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