Detailed images from space offer clearer picture of drought effects on plants
Globally, drought is devastating vegetation and severely stressing water supplies, compromising food production and spiking food insecurity. Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), César Terrer and Wenzhe Jiao, are using remote sensing observations to build high-resolution systems to monitor drought, which can offer fundamental information on drought location, frequency and severity. In 2022, Terrer, assistant professor in MIT's department of civil and environmental engineering, received J-WAFS seed grant funding to produce drought monitoring systems for farmers.
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