LTS develops new technology: the RaVeN tool
LTS has developed a new technology that uses optical and radar satellite data to map land suitable for pasture in arid regions.
The RaVeN monitoring tool (Rangeland Vegetation NDVI monitoring tool) makes the measurement of change in pasture quality a rapid and automated process by using freely available optical and radar satellite data in combination with meteorological data. The tool uses this data to compare the relative greenness of an area at different points in time, while discriminating between different vegetation classes and controlling for the effects of different rainfall levels. It therefore enables changes in pasture quality to be assessed and quantified.
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