Using LANDSAT satelite data to assess the mudiness of rice water (June 1996)

Barrs, H Murray, E Humphreys, E


This IREC Farmer Newsletter article presents the results of a RIRDC funded project on investigating. Using LANDSAT satellite data to assess the muddiness of rice water. The article presents a brief background, information on satellite images, individual paddocks with in the project and overall picture. The article concludes that results indicate that LANDSAT images can be scrutinised visually to give an immediate semi quantitative assessment of rice water muddiness. Application of an automatic image anaylsis procedure, requiring minimal operational skills allowed us to estimate the actual area of muddy water in two sub-scenes.