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Asia - Real time crops and drought monitoring - Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

RECENT combines a data from Multiple Satellites Observations Monitor and Assess Impact from Drought in Regional Scale. Daily/Monthly Drought index data with Satellite Rainfall and Land Surface Temperature are available to Visualize and Download through this Web Site.

Drought Index (KBDI)

Satellite observed Rainfall and Land Surface Temperature data are used here to obtain a daily drought product called Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI), which ranges from 0 (wet condition) to 800 (dry condition). Anomaly of drought index (KBDI) which is deviation from long term average if Drought Index is an Indicator of Drought Condition.

Rainfall (GSMaP)

Hourly global rainfall data at 0.1° spatial resolution is obtained from GSMaP NRT System by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It is derived from microwave radiometers (e.g., TMI, AMSR-E and SSM/I) and infrared radiometers (e.g., MTSAT, METEOSAT and GOES). This is an hourly rainfall product which is available to public after 4 hours after the observations.

Land Surface Temperature (MTSAT)

Land Surface Temperature (LST) data are obtained from MTSAT, a weather satellite of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) with a spatial resolution of 4 km. LST is observed in every 30 minutes using 4 thermal-infrared channels.

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Author GeoInformatics Center = Asian institute of Technology
Last Updated June 3, 2020, 15:22 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 8, 2017, 11:18 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places Asia, Eastern Asia, South-eastern Asia, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
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