mapping of methane emission
from rice fields
Spatio-temporal mapping of methane
emission from rice fields is
sponsored by Department of Space,
Govt. of India and is implemented
in 12 major rice growing states
of the country including Assam.
Space Applications Centre (SAC),
Ahmedabad is coordinating the
project at national level. ARSAC
has been involved as the State
Nodal Agency for methane sampling
from rice fields since 2004.
Intensive field measurement
and analysis of methane emissions
from different agro-ecological
regions of country.
Integration of remote sensing
and ancillary information in
GIS environment to stratify
the area and design an optimum
sampling plan for
Generation of Spatio-temporal
emission pattern of methane
from rice ecosystem.
To simulate the methane emission
pattern for predicting emission
based on soil, cultivars and
Requisite soil and methane sample
collected from rice fields as
per norms has been sent to CRRI,
Cuttack for analysis.