An integrated climate impact monitoring system was designed using all available data sources, including satellite data. Rather than attempt to use the complex processes that have been developed, the project began with the basic premises of image interpretation and introduced the simplest and most widely accepted procedures into an existing operational process. The intent was to improve the accuracy and timeliness of the impact assessment reports without a large increase in resources. To do this the human mind was used to do what it does best and the computer to do what it does best. The human mind is used to look at color images for pattern recognition and to do all of the final analysis. The computer does all of the computation and presentation but does none of the analysis.
Russell A. Ambroziak,
"Global Crop Monitoring: An Integrated Approach", Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943091; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943091