Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Research article
07 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 07 Aug 2019

Statistical analysis for satellite-index-based insurance to define damaged pasture thresholds

Juan José Martín-Sotoca, Antonio Saa-Requejo, Rubén Moratiel, Nicolas Dalezios, Ioannis Faraslis, and Ana María Tarquis


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 May 2019) by Anne Gobin
AR by Juan José Martin Sotoca on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Jul 2019) by Anne Gobin
AR by Juan José Martin Sotoca on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Vegetation indices based on satellite images, such as the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), have been used for damaged pasture insurance. The occurrence of damage is usually defined by NDVI thresholds mainly based on normal statistics. In this work a pasture area in Spain was delimited by MODIS images. A statistical analysis of NDVI was applied to search for alternative distributions. Results show that generalized extreme value distributions present a better fit than normal ones.
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