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Incidence of SAR images on the study of NE-Brazilian coast and shelf waters
Author(s): Juan Jose Martinez-Benjamin; Carmen Medeiros; Oscar Chic; Maria O. Bezerra; Jose M. Redondo
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Paper Abstract

A coupling of field and satellite remote sensing data were used to improve the knowledge with respect to coastal dynamics and erosion process as well as on the importance of mangroves as a mechanism of fertilization of tropical NE-Brazilian waters. RADARSAT and ERS SAR images were used to position morphologic features, to trace coastline evolution and detect changes in mangrove coverage. Analysis of aerial photography, ERS and RADARSAT images, reveal that mangrove areas have been drastically reduced in the last decades, to give places to new urban settling. Coastal erosion appears to have been intensified after the installation of harbor facilities and by the construction of beach houses and other structures along the shore, that modify coastal circulation and nearshore sediment transport. Particular importance is given to the analysis of the RADARSAT SAR image taken in September 1997.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3496, Earth Surface Remote Sensing II, (11 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332726
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Jose Martinez-Benjamin, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Carmen Medeiros, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Oscar Chic, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifica (Spain)
Maria O. Bezerra, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jose M. Redondo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3496:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing II
Giovanna Cecchi; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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