Progress in monitoring high-temperature damage to rice through satellite and ground-based optical remote sensing

Jia Hua Zhang, Feng Mei Yao, Bing Bai Li, Hao Yan, Ying Yu Hou, Gao Feng Cheng, Vijendra Boken

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The occurrence of rice high-temperature damage (HTD) has increased with global warming. Cultivation of rice is seriously affected by the HTD in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, which directly affects food security in this region and in the whole of China. It is important to monitor and assess crop HTD using satellite remote sensing information. This paper reviews the recent development of monitoring rice HTD using optical remote sensing information. It includes the use of optical remote sensing information to obtain the regional spatial distribution of high temperatures, mixed-surface temperature retrieval for rice fields based on mixed decomposition information, the development of field and thermal infrared testing and modeling, and the satellite/ground-based remote sensing coupled method for monitoring rice HTD. Finally, the prospects for monitoring crop HTD based on remote sensing information are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1801-1811
Number of pages11
JournalScience China Earth Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011



  • high-temperature damage
  • hyperspectral remote sensing
  • infrared remote sensing
  • rice
  • satellite and ground-based optical remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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