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Main Title Spatial Variability of Remotely Sensed Surface Temperature at Field Scale.
Author Yates, S. R. ; Warrick, A. W. ; Matthias, A. D. ; Musil, S. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucson. ;California Univ., Riverside. Dept. of Soil and Environmental Sciences.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/031;
Stock Number PB88-224936
Additional Subjects Soil science ; Sampling ; Spatial distribution ; Mathematical statistics ; Reprints ; Soil temperature ; Crop canopy temperatures ; Maricopa Agricultural Center(Arizona) ; Crop yield prediction ; Kriging equations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-224936 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Bare soil surface temperatures (BST) and crop canopy temperatures (CCT) were collected from a 1-ha field in central Arizona using an infrared thermometer to determine whether they were spatially correlated. The measurements were taken from a two-dimensional random sampling pattern for selected dates and times to investigate the spatial and temporal distribution. Three measures of the correlation distance including two integral scales were calculated. Kriging, which produces the best linear unbiased estimator, was used to show the spatial pattern of the BST and CCT in the field on selected dates. The results indicate that the BST and CCT are spatially dependent random functions with integral scales that varied from 2 to 15 m for wet and dry conditions, respectively. The autocorrelation as the lagged distance approaches zero was greater than 0.4 except under wet soil conditions, where the autocorrelation for the CCT was found to be lower. The results are important because, to date, no geostatistical study has shown that the CCT is a spatially dependent random function.