#EESpublishes Prof @ecosciencelab on #RemoteSensing and #drought patterns

Professor Kyle McDonald of City College coauthored a paper in Remote Sensing of Environment:

ASCAT MetOp-A diurnal backscatter observations of recent vegetation drought patterns over the contiguous U.S.: An assessment of spatial extent and relationship with precipitation and crop yield


•Satellite backscatter was evaluated for drought detection over the contiguous U.S.
•Backscatter, precipitation and crop yield time series data were well-correlated.
•Diurnal backscatter differences vanished during periods of acute drought.