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One of the main aims of the JRC MARS project is major crops yield forecasting at a global scale. The methodologies and software packages developed for this purpose are described in detail, with emphasis on data, software, hardware and operational requirements. The system comprises: (i) a rapid surface estimate system providing an acreage evolution forecast on major crops; (ii) the crop growth monitoring system (CGMS) which provides yield forecasts using agrometeorological modelling; (iii) two sub-systems: SPACE, which generates the daily AVHRR mosaics, and SCAN, which extracts from them the required parameters at the CGMS grid level and filters the resulting NDVI time series to provide indicators of the vegetation status.

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Authors: MILLOT M, JRC Ispra (IT);LOOPUYT P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminar on Yield Forecasting, Villefranche (FR), October 24-27, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38744 ORA
Record Number: 199510542 / Last updated on: 1995-04-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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