Satellite Based Environmental Monitoring using ModelBuilder and ArcPy
Track: Climate Change
Authors: Boudewijn van Leeuwen, Zalán Tobak
Our presentation will show two applications that combine ArcGIS Modelbuilder and ArcPy to monitor and analyse soil moisture development and vegetation cycles using MODIS satellite data. Automation of the workflow allows for the efficient creation of daily soil moisture index maps and estimates of biomassa production and its seasonal fluctuations. Both results are used to monitor drought in the Carpathian basin, but can be applied efficiently in any region that is susceptible to drought.