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Application of airborne remote sensing to the ancient Pompeii site
Author(s): Fausto Vitiello; Antonio Giordano; Flavio Borfecchia; Sandro Martini; Luigi De Cecco
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Paper Abstract

The ancient Pompeii site is in the Sarno Valley, an area of about 400 km2 in the South of Italy near Naples, that was utilized by man since old time (thousands of years ago). Actually the valley is under critical environmental conditions because of the relevant industrial development. ENEA is conducting various studies and research in the valley. ENEA is employing historical research, ground campaigns, cartography and up-to-date airborne multispectral remote sensing technologies to make a geographical information system. Airborne remote sensing technologies are very suitable for situations as that of the Sarno Valley. The paper describes the archaeological application of the research in progress as regarding the ancient site of Pompeii and its fluvial port.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2960, Remote Sensing for Geography, Geology, Land Planning, and Cultural Heritage, (31 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262479
Show Author Affiliations
Fausto Vitiello, ENEA (Italy)
Antonio Giordano, ENEA (Italy)
Flavio Borfecchia, ENEA (Italy)
Sandro Martini, ENEA (Italy)
Luigi De Cecco, ENEA (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2960:
Remote Sensing for Geography, Geology, Land Planning, and Cultural Heritage
Daniel Arroyo-Bishop; Roberto Carla; Joan B. Lurie; Carlo M. Marino; A. Panunzi; James J. Pearson; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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