DEIMOS-2 Image of the Week (acquired on 15/09/2015): High Resolution Crops
This image shows the circles formed by a central-pivot irrigation system located in the Frankincense Trail, Oman, declared UNESCO WHS in 2000. The site includes frankincense trees and the remains of a caravan oasis, which were crucial to the medieval incense trade. In general, agricultural plots can reach up to a 1 km in diameter. Their circular shapes are created by the central-pivot irrigation system, where a long water pipe rotates around a well at the center of each plot. Since the area receives virtually very little rainfall, fossil water is pumped from deep underground for irrigation. Deimos-2 very high-resolution imagery play a key role in Precision Agriculture (PA) services such as drought assessment, grazing and crop management.