Irrigation management with remote sensing ( New Mexico). Academic Article uri icon


  • Two visible/near IR hand held radiometers and a hand held thermoradiometer were used along with soil moisture and lysimetric measurements in a study of soil moisture distribution in alfalfa fields on the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project near Farmington, New Mexico. Radiances from irrigated plots were measured and converted to reflectances. Surface soil water contents (0cm to 4cm) were determined gravimetrically on samples collected at the same time as the spectral measurements. The relationship between the spectral measurements and the crop coefficient were evaluated to demonstrate potential for using spectral measurement to estimate crop coefficient.-NASA Abstract E82-10357

author list (cited authors)

  • Harlan, C., Heilman, J., Moore, D., & Myers, V.

complete list of authors

  • Harlan, C||Heilman, J||Moore, D||Myers, V

publication date

  • January 1982