Irrigation Estimates from Remote Sensing and Land Surface Modelling
Irrigation is the most impacting anthropogenic activity on the hydrological cycle.
Despite this, the knowledge of irrigated areas and the amounts of water used for such purpose is limited.
Models and remote sensing technologies proved to be useful tools for monitoring irrigation dynamics.
This presentation provides a comparison between two different approaches (one satellite-based and one model-based) aimed at estimating irrigation quantities developed within the European Space Agency (ESA) Irrigation+ project.