The system for monitoring crop growth conditions has been elaborated at the Remote Sensing Centre, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography. It determines crop conditions with the use of the index based on Terra MODIS satellite images with 1 km2 spatial resolution. The index, called Drought Identification Satellite System – DISS is a function of Temperature Condition Index – TCI and meteorological index characterizing climatic conditions on the territory of Poland (Hydrothermal Coefficient – HTC).
The objective of the project is the assessment of carbon balance for different biomasses and soil moisture conditions. Study are conducted at the two different test sites: in the Biebrza Wetland and in the Wielkopolska agricultural region.