Remote sensing of environment

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Damian Barrett
Elizabeth Botha
Juan Pablo Guerschman
Michael Hill
Alan Marks
Luigi Renzullo
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Condobolin, NSW
Remote sensing of environment locations

To describe a method for resolving fPV, fNPV and fBS across the ~2 million km2 Australian tropical savanna
zonewith hyperspectral and multispectral imagery.

Key messages

In this paper, a simple, robust method for quantitatively mapping fPV, fNPV and fBS across the Australian tropical savanna region was deveoped.

Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
  • We thank: Cate Ticehurst for her help with the atmospheric correction of Hyperion; Edward King and Matt Paget for providing assistance with theMODIS data; and Randall Donohue; TimMcVicar and Vittorio Brando for their useful comments in an early phase of manuscript preparation.
  • This research was partially supported by the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Carbon Cycle Science research program (NRA04 OES- 01). The Bushfire CRC provided funding for the curing
    measurements used in validation. The fractional cover derived fromMODIS NBAR for the
    Australian savannas are available at http://www-data. MODIS/products/Guerschman _etal_RSE2009.

Other trial partners CSIRO
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Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Unreplicated

Condobolin 2016

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Condobolin, NSW Kandosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Condobolin NSW
2016 283.4mm
2015 217.9mm
2014 206.0mm
2013 206.6mm
2012 243.4mm
2011 179.2mm
2010 185.0mm
2009 73.3mm
2008 90.9mm
2007 80.4mm
2006 119.2mm
2005 154.3mm
2004 155.8mm
2003 154.0mm
2002 162.4mm
2001 230.3mm
2000 300.5mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Condobolin NSW


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2016 trial report

Trial last modified: 07-05-2019 14:34pm AEST