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The combination of optical and SAR satellite data can allow for more-continuous observation in terms of identifying the best crops to cultivate and to grasp planting status and growing conditions.
By using an optical satellite to calculate the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), it is possible to grasp the growth status of crops. However, because optical satellites cannot conduct observation during cloudy weather, such satellites do present practical problems such as not being able to specify the harvest time or obtain data during the desired time of observation. Against this backdrop, SAR satellite data can be used to supplement the times when data cannot be obtained, such as during cloudy cover, thus enabling more-continuous observation. AI is then used to identify growth status, with SAR data allowing for grasping crop planting and growth status, which was conventionally performed by optical satellites.
The information that can be gained is now being expanded to other industries so as to be utilized for grasping rough total amounts, such as for agricultural product distribution and marketing, etc.