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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2015 Vol.16 No.2 P.131-144


Assessing winter oilseed rape freeze injury based on Chinese HJ remote sensing data

Author(s):  Bao She, Jing-feng Huang, Rui-fang Guo, Hong-bin Wang, Jing Wang

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Agricultural Remote Sensing and Information Technology Application, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   hjf@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Brassica napus, Freeze injury, Remote sensing, Crop monitoring, HJ-CCD

Bao She, Jing-feng Huang, Rui-fang Guo, Hong-bin Wang, Jing Wang. Assessing winter oilseed rape freeze injury based on Chinese HJ remote sensing data[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2015, 16(2): 131-144.

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The winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) accounts for about 90% of the total acreage of oilseed rape in China. However, it suffers the risk of freeze injury during the winter. In this study, we used Chinese HJ-1A/1B CCD sensors, which have a revisit frequency of 2 d as well as 30 m spatial resolution, to monitor the freeze injury of oilseed rape. Mahalanobis distance-derived growing regions in a normal year were taken as the benchmark, and a mask method was applied to obtain the growing regions in the 2010–2011 growing season. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) was chosen as the indicator of the degree of damage. The amount of crop damage was determined from the difference in the NDVI before and after the freeze. There was spatial variability in the amount of crop damage, so we examined three factors that may affect the degree of freeze injury: terrain, soil moisture, and crop growth before the freeze. The results showed that all these factors were significantly correlated with freeze injury degree (P<0.01, two-tailed). The damage was generally more serious in low-lying and drought-prone areas; in addition, oilseed rape planted on south- and west-oriented facing slopes and those with luxuriant growth status tended to be more susceptible to freeze injury. Furthermore, land surface temperature (LST) of the coldest day, soil moisture, pre-freeze growth and altitude were in descending order of importance in determining the degree of damage. The findings proposed in this paper would be helpful in understanding the occurrence and severity distribution of oilseed rape freeze injury under certain natural or vegetation conditions, and thus help in mitigation of this kind of meteorological disaster in southern China.




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