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Environmental mapping of Pollino National Park (southern Italy) by means of airborne remotely sensed data
Author(s): Antonio La Norte; Stefano Pignatti; Valerio Tramutoli
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Paper Abstract

In southern Italy the Basilicata Region authorities are strongly active in monitoring the regional environment for planning actions to undertake. To this aim the Basilicata Region has been promoting dedicated remote sensing activities. The criteria adopted in starting the initiatives are based on the use of the best available technologies and their integration with standard methodologies (satellite and airborne data integrated with ground measurements) devoted to the best planning and management of the territory. Airborne surveys were deployed mainly to derive the main land cover and vegetative units to allows the outset of detailed studies of physical-chemical characteristics of the natural (geologic outcrop and vegetative species discrimination) materials in the park zones highly protected. The resulting thematic map at 1:10.000 scale is, in comparison with the available ones, has a better detail whether in term of number of classes depicted or in term of classes distribution. The spectral resolution of the data has also evidenced the aptitude of the land cover maps to describe local ecosystem and to derive local biophysical important variables useful for management implications and to allow a correct parameterization of the surface variables useful to the modeling community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4545, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology, (23 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453686
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio La Norte, CNR-IMAAA (Italy)
Stefano Pignatti, CNR-IMAAA (Italy)
Valerio Tramutoli, CNR-IMAAA (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4545:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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