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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2010, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 292-304

Principles of agrolandscape zoning of arable land of the Northern Kazakhstan with using of LANDSAT and MODIS

A. Terekhov, I. Vitkovskaya, M. Batirbayeva, L. Spivak
Space Research Institute Join-stock company National Centre of the Space Research and Technology, 050010 Kazakhstan, Almaty,15 Shevchenko
The principles of analysis and zoning of abandoned lands of Northern Kazakhstan for areas with unstable structure
of agricultural land use be considered with using of many years satellite LANDSAT/MODIS data. Optimization of
the re-involve of abandoned lands in a crop rotation is based on the analysis of lands which have changed the type of
land use in the observation period. The basis for ranking of abandoned lands is the classification of land through the
parameter associated with the optimal type of land use by MODIS data. For the test area (the Landsat scene [path
160, row 24]), located in Kostanay region key parameters is a range of minimum distances to open water. Zoning of
abandoned lands of test territory was conducted and recommendations for the optimal land use were formulated with
using this agrolandscape parameter and vegetation index MODIS / WDVI for period of green biomass peak.
Research has been done with support of LCLUC NASA (grant NNG06GF 54G).
Keywords: remote sensing, agrolandscape zoning, vegetation index, ranking of abandoned lands
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