STEPHEN AUSMUS / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEPHEN AUSMUS / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Agricultural research. Soil scientist (left) using a probe to record soil moisture data in a vineyard. In the background a technician and agricultural engineer record the extent of the plant canopy cover with a spectral camera. This data enables satellite images to be calibrated correctly, enabling similar areas of land use to be identified by satellite using the data acquired here.
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