Author: Thenkabail, Prasad Srinivas, Gamage, M. S. D. Nila
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: monitoring, southwest, asia, assessment, drought, sensing, data, remote
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 9290905751
ISBN-13: 9789290905752

This report describes the development of the near real-time drought monitoring and reporting system for the region, which currently includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and western parts of India. The system is based on drought-related indices derived from high-resolution remote-sensing data (MODIS). The unique feature of the study is the development of regression relationships between drought-related indices obtained from MODIS and AVHRR data, which have different pixel-resolution and optical characteristics. The goal is to make the system available, via Internet, to all stakeholders in the region.