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Title: Remote sensing applications for estimating changes on crop evapotranspiration of the most water intensive crops, due to climate change in Cyprus
Authors: Papadavid, George 
Neocleous, Damianos 
Stylianou, Andreas 
Markou, M. 
Kountios, Georgios 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Keywords: Algorithms;Climate change;Evapotranspiration;Irrigation management;SEBAL
Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2016
Publisher: SPIE
Source: 4th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2016; Paphos; Cyprus; 4 April 2016 through 8 April 2016
DOI: 10.1117/12.2242884
Abstract: Water allocation to crops, and especially to the most water intensive ones, has always been of great importance in agricultural process. Deficit or excess water irrigation quantities could create either crop health related problems or water over-consumption situation which lead to stored water reduction and toxic material depletion to deeper ground layers, respectively. In this context, and under the current conditions, where Cyprus is facing effects of climate changes, purpose of this study is basically to estimate the needed crop water requirements of the past (1995-2004) and the corresponding ones of the present (2005-2015) in order to test if there were any significant changes regarding the crop water requirements of the most water intensive trees in Cyprus. Mediterranean region has been identified as the region that will suffer the most from climate change. Thus the paper refers to effects of climate changes on crop evapotranspiration (ETc) using remotely sensed data from Landsat TM/ ETM+ / OLI employing a sound methodology used worldwide, the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL). Though the general feeling is that of changes on climate will consequently affect ETc, the results have indicated that there is no significant effect of climate change on crop evapotranspiration, despite the fact that some climatic factors have changed. Applying Student's T-test, the mean values for the most water intensive trees in Cyprus of the 1994-2004 decade have shown no statistical difference from the mean values of 2005-2015 decade's for all the cases, concluding that the climate change taking place the last decades in Cyprus have either not affected the crop evapotranspiration or the crops have manage to adapt into the new environmental conditions through time.
ISBN: 978-162841923-8
Rights: © 2016 SPIE.
Type: Conference Papers
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