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Local Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques for control of migrant pests in arid regions (LARST-PESTS)

Migrant pests Tamanrasset

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Local Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques for control of migrant pests in arid regions (LARST-PESTS)

Pays :Algeria (Tamanrasset)

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R5157

DFID Programme : Crop Protection

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : University of Reading
Managing Institutes : Rural Livelihoods Department, Department for International Development (UK) (RLD)
Collaborating Institutes : FAO Emergency Centre for Locust Operations (FAO) ; National Meteorological Office, Algeria

Durée : 01-01-1989 / 30-03-1993

Objectif
The wider objective of this project is to better control of migrant pests in arid regions through improved remote monitoring.
The immediate objectives of the project are :
* Improved rainfall estimates for arid regions based on Meteosat TIR data.
* Improved methodology for assessing soil moisture distribution from rainfall estimates, and gauge measurements.
* Improved detection and interpretation of small changes in vegetation indices from NOAA AVHRR data observed on full 1.1 km resolution.

Résultats
Validation of alternative methods for the use of satellite data through comparison with ground observations from selected areas. a)rainfall from cold cloud and storm characteristics b)soil moisture from change in diurnal temperature cycle c) vegetation change from NOM NDVI and perpendicular (Soil/veg) indices, etc.
* Information on events in their study areas to national, regional and FAO teams involved in research and monitoring.
* Improved algorithms for rainfall estimation by season and location.
* Improved alogorithms for vegetation and soils moisture change estimation.
* Improved use of satellite receivers for operational and applied meteorology in the region.

Total Cost to DFID : £198,248

Présentation : UKAID

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