Drought monitoring in 2020 (July 27 - August 3)

The system for monitoring crop growth conditions has been elaborated at the Remote Sensing Centre, IGiK. It determines crop conditions with the use of the index based on satellite images with 1 km2 spatial resolution (Terra MODIS). The index, called Drought Identification Satellite SystemDISS is a function of Temperature Condition Index – TCI and meteorological index characterizing climatic conditions on the territory of Poland (Hydrothermal Coefficient – HTC). DISS drought index is generated at the succeeding periods within vegetation season, starting from the end of March. Index values are divided into five ranges, characterizing particular level of moisture: extreme drought (red); drought (orange); average moisture (light green); good moisture (dark green) and high moisture (dark blue).

In order to read more on our drought monitoring system please see Agricultural drought monitoring. We also assess crop growth condition and yields of winter wheat and rape. The results are available at Yield forecast

Contact: katarzyna.dabrowska-zielinska@igik.edu.pl