ESTIMATION OF SUMMER PADDY AREA USING SENTINEL-2A SATELLITE DATAP. Ashok Kumar, K. Sivakumar, S. Pazhanivelan, K.P. Ragunath, N.S. Sudarmanian and S. Thirumeninathan
A research study was conducted for summer paddy area estimation in Needamangalam and Mannargudi blocks of Cauvery delta zone of Tamil Nadu using Sentinel-2A satellite data. Optical data reflects the biological features of objects and provides spectrum information about the surface. Sentinel-2A satellite data were obtained for the study area during summer seasonand processed using ENVI Software. The paddy area was derived from the processed data using ground truth points collected during the cropping period of the study area. The summer paddy cultivating area in the Needamangalam and Mannargudi blocks of the Cauvery delta zone was estimated as 8082 ha. Needamangalam and Mannargudi blocks are having 5766.25 and 2315.75 ha, respectively as summer paddy area Accuracy assessment of the classification was carried out using the confusion matrix for the collected ground truth points and the overall classification accuracy was 89.6 percent with a kappa scoreof 0.79.