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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorHouborg, Rasmus
dc.contributor.authorRosas, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorErshadi, Ali
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Martha
dc.contributor.authorHain, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:57:00Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:57:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-12
dc.identifier.citationMcCabe MF, Houborg R, Rosas J, Ershadi A, Anderson M, et al. (2015) Towards a satellite based system for monitoring agricultural water use: A case study for Saudi Arabia. 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325901.
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325901
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621292
dc.description.abstractOver the last few decades, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has witnessed a dramatic expansion of its agricultural sector. In common with many other developing countries, this has been driven by a combination of population increases and the related effects on consumption as well as a demand for increased food security. Inevitably, the sector growth has come at the expense of a parallel increase in water consumption. Indeed, it is estimated that more than 80% of all of the water used in the Kingdom relates to agricultural production. More concerning is that the vast majority of this water is derived from non-renewable fossil groundwater extraction. To exacerbate the problem, groundwater extraction is largely unmonitored, meaning that there is very little accounting of water use on a routine basis. In the absence of techniques to directly quantify abstractions related to agriculture at large spatial scales, a mechanism for inferring crop water use as an indirect surrogate is required.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectData models
dc.subjectEarth
dc.subjectLand surface
dc.subjectRemote sensing
dc.subjectSatellites
dc.subjectWater resources
dc.titleTowards a satellite based system for monitoring agricultural water use: A case study for Saudi Arabia
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journal2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
dc.conference.date26 July 2015 through 31 July 2015
dc.conference.nameIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015
dc.contributor.institutionUSDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, United States
dc.contributor.institutionEarth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
kaust.personMcCabe, Matthew
kaust.personHouborg, Rasmus
kaust.personRosas, Jorge
kaust.personErshadi, Ali


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