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Optical sensors of the international project Priroda for environmental research in Italy
Author(s): Vsevolod V. Efremenko; Ivan Pippi
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Paper Abstract

In the field of scientific cooperation between our two institutes started in 1986, a common research program was developed for the analysis of the characteristics and the application of the spaceborne optical sensors operating in high spectral resolution mode for the remote sensing of the Earth. The Priroda module will be launched and attached to the inhabited space platform MIR in 1995. By means of the optical sensors placed on board the Priroda module, we are going to study the geophysical parameters useful for pollution monitoring and for resource evaluation. The principal attention will be paid to the study of the following topics: (a) water quality in the coastal zone and particularly near the river estuaries; (b) vegetation stress due to the anthropogenic activities; (c) geophysical studies in areas of geothermal and volcanic activities; (d) estimation and verification of the atmosphere contributions. In order to perform the goals mentioned above, the Italian side has identified some test sites in the Tuscany region. Taking into account the characteristics of different sensors and utilizing both experimental data available now and coming from similar sensors placed on aircraft or spacecraft and suitable models, we are estimating the possible applications of such new sensors.

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Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2314, Multispectral and Microwave Sensing of Forestry, Hydrology, and Natural Resources, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200757
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Vsevolod V. Efremenko, Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Russia)
Ivan Pippi, Institute for Research on Electromagnetic Waves (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2314:
Multispectral and Microwave Sensing of Forestry, Hydrology, and Natural Resources
Eric Mougin; K. Jon Ranson; James Alan Smith, Editor(s)

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