Claudio Parente

Claudio Parente
Parthenope University of Naples | Università Parthenope · Department of Sciences and Technologies

PhD in Geodetic and Topographic Sciences
Full Professor of Geomatics at University Parthenope of Naples

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Introduction
Claudio Parente currently works at the Department of Sciences and Technologies, Parthenope University of Naples. Claudio does research in Geoinformatics (GIS), Geodesy and Surveying and Cartography. His current project is 'Scientific responsible of the Project: “Geomatic Techniques to monitor transport vehicles”, Department of Sciences and Technologies, University of Naples “Parthenope”. '.
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October 2017 - present
Parthenope University of Naples
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  • Professor (Full)
April 2002 - present
Parthenope University of Naples
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  • Professor (Associate)
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  • Claudio Parente is Associate Professor at the Department of Sciences and Technologies, University of Naples "Parthenope" for Scientific and Disciplinary Group ICAR/06 - Topography and Cartography.

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Publications (123)
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In this paper, we present several study cases focused on marine, oceanographic, and atmospheric environments, which would greatly benefit from the use of a deployable system for small satellite observations. As opposed to the large standard ones, small satellites have become an effective and affordable alternative access to space, owing to their lo...
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The monitoring of burned areas can easily be performed using satellite multispectral images: several indices are available in the literature for highlighting the differences between healthy vegetation areas and burned areas, in consideration of their different signatures. However, these indices may have limitations determined, for example, by the p...
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In relation to 3D bathymetric modelling, this article aims to analyze the performance of Kriging approaches in dependence of the location and density of the measured depth points. The experiments were carried out on a multi-beam sonar (MBS) dataset that includes 240,000 soundings covering a sea-bottom area near Giglio Island (Italy). Seven subsets...
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Accurate coastline position is of fundamental importance for many applications concerning coastal zone monitoring, management , and planning. For example, coastal erosion phenomena require a careful and continuous monitoring due to the dynamic nature of the coastline which can undergo sudden and significant changes in position and shape over time....
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Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), official databases created by a national hydrographic office and included in Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), supply, among essential indications for safe navigation, data about sea-bottom morphology in terms of depth points and isolines. Those data are very useful to build bathymetric...
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Bathymetric surveys are carried out whenever there is a need to know the exact morphological trend of the seabed. For a correct operation of the echo sounder, which uses the principle of acoustic waves to scan the bottom and determine the depth, it is important to accurately determine the sound velocity in water, as it varies according to specific...
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Apps available for Smartphone, as well as software for GNSS/GIS devices, permit to easily mapping the localization and shape of an area by acquiring the vertices coordinates of its contour. This option is useful for remote sensing classification, supporting the detection of representative sample sites of a known cover type to use for algorithm trai...
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On board the IKONOS satellite there are sensors operating in the panchromatic and multispectral range: the geometric resolution of the acquired images is higher in the first case (1 m) than in the second one (4 m); on the contrary, panchromatic images have lower spectral resolution than the latter. Pan-sharpening methods allow to reduce the pixel d...
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The knowledge of the geoid undulation, the height of the geoid relative to a given ellipsoid of reference, is fundamental to transform the ellipsoidal heights into orthometric heights. Global geoid undulation models developed from satellite gravity measurements appropriately integrated with other data, are free accessible in internet, but their acc...
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Coastline extraction techniques from multispectral satellite images are of great interest for protection and monitoring of coastal areas. In this regard, the Sentinel-2 satellites can give a great contribution thanks to their wide coverage of the earth’s surface. These images can be processed by GIS software, so as to detect the sea from all the re...
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GIS software allow functions which are suitable for processing remotely sensed images. Map Algebra tools and classification tools are just two examples of GIS functions usable to process remotely sensed data and obtain from them further information that can be represented in the form of thematic map.In a similar way, NDVI (Normalized Difference Veg...
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Pan-sharpening methods allow the transfer of higher resolution panchromatic images to multispectral ones concerning the same scene. Different approaches are available in the literature, and only a part of these approaches is included in remote sensing software for automatic application. In addition, the quality of the results supplied by a specific...
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Different techniques can be applied for shoreline acquisition. Direct survey, based on GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) or total station, permits to obtain 3D information that is useful for the correct definition of the coastline also in consideration of the tidal effects. However, the acquisition of long stretches of coast using in-situ s...
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In the last decades, different Remote Sensing (RS) techniques and instruments were developed and utilized to manage and monitor the natural and semi-natural resources. Increasing the number of the sensors with the high spatial and spectral resolution, the remote sensing techniques and the Geographic Information System (GIS), provide more and detail...
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Remote Sensing is identified as an effective and efficient tool for monitoring fire events, and for quantifying fire effects on environment. Satellite images are used both to identify active fires and to analyse their effects, as well as to define burnt areas and map the severity of fires. Fires modify the structure and the reflectance of vegetatio...
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Bathymetric data acquired by a single beam echo-sounder, as well as those derived by a navigational chart, require interpolation procedure to pass from cloud point dataset to continuous tridimensional representation. Among different algorithms available in GIS software, Kriging interpolators are very powerful tools to process bathymetric data. This...
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Coastal and Marine Geographic Information Systems (CMGISs) permit to collect, manage, and analyze a great amount of heterogeneous data concerning coastal, sea, and ocean environments, e.g., nautical charts, topographic maps, remotely sensed images. To integrate those heterogeneous layers in CMGIS, particular attention is necessary to ensure the per...
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Geomatics techniques and applications to process lidar data, large-scale map, stereo-pair airborne photos, and Very High Resolution satellite imagery allow building very detailed Digital Terrain Models. Indeed, in studies characterized by a smaller reference scale, lower resolution models are required to handle a smaller amount of data. Therefore,...
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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have developed rapidly over the last few years. At present, there are GNSS receivers that combine satellites from two or more different constellations. The geometry of the satellites in relation to the receiver location, i.e. how nearly or distantly they are disposed in the sky, impacts on the quality of t...
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The “Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare” (IIMM) secures the Italian hydrographic service through the execution of bathymetric surveys, the production of nautical charts and publications, and the dissemination of nautical information, aimed at the safety of navigation and of human life at sea. The datasets of depth points acquired with bathy...
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Workshop in memory of Prof. Raffaele Santamaria on R3 in Geomatics: Research, Results and Review, R3GEO 2019, held in Naples, Italy*, in October 2019. The 27 full papers along with the 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. The pape...
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Infrared thermography is a non-invasive and non-contact technique that provides surface temperature distribution by measuring infrared radiation emitted by a body. The instrument that can determine the surface temperature of the object indicated is the thermal-camera. Nowadays, the use of thermal imaging is increasingly widespread and its applicati...
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In the last decades Marine Geographic Information Systems (MGISs) have had an increasing diffusion because of their ability to store, manage and analyze a great amount of heterogeneous data concerning sea and ocean environments. To build a MGIS, nautical charts are fundamental: they provide useful information such as shoreline configuration, seaflo...
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Transmitting sound waves into water, and measuringtime interval between emission and return of a pulse, single beam echo sounder determinesthe depth of the sea. To obtain a bathymetric model representing sea-floorcontinuously, interpolation isnecessaryto process irregular spaced measured pointsresulting from echo sounder acquisitionand calculate th...
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Spatial interpolation, or the estimation of the variables at unobserved locations in geographic space based on the values at observed locations, is fundamental in all geophysical sciences, first of all for the construction of digital elevation model (DEM). Several methods are available in literature for spatial interpolation and the choice of the m...
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Spatial interpolation, or the estimationof the variables at unobserved locations in geographic space based on the values at observed locations, is fundamental in all geophysical sciences, first of all for the construction of digital elevation model (DEM). Several methods are available in literature for spatial interpolation and the choice of the mo...
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Orthometric heights, useful for many engineering and geoscience applications, can be obtained by GPS (Global Positioning System) surveys only when an accurate geoid undulation model (that supplies the vertical separation between the geoid and WGS84 ellipsoid) is available for the considered topic area. Global geoid height models (i.e., EGM2008), de...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify the burned areas that occurred in Italy during the summer of 2017 using change detection analysis techniques. This task is possible thanks to continuous, free and open availability of the multispectral images obtained by Sentinel-2 satellites. Indeed, comparing the satellite images of the same scene recorded...
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The use of optical satellite sensors allows to obtain bathymetry data on large area in a short time and in a cheap way. In addition, in particular places where it is difficult to carry out the survey by classic methods, the bathymetry from satellite data can be the only mode to obtain the depth of the backdrop. So, the aim of this research paper is...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify an approach able to estimate the uncertainty related to the measure of terrain volume generated after a landslide. The survey of the area interested of landslide can be performed by Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (PaRS) techniques. Indeed, depending on the method and technology used for the survey, a differ...
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Nowadays GPS technology permits to reach millimeter or sub-millimeter horizontal relative accuracy levels over very long distances (up to hundreds of kilometers). The vertical GPS accuracy is more difficult to obtain. In addition, because GPS heights are referred to ellipsoid, their transformation into orthometric heights requires the use of a geoi...
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La tecnica del Continuos Descent Approach (CDA) consente di eseguire una traiettora di volo ottimizzata che, nella fase di avvicinamento ed accesso all'aeroporto, non presenta o riduce al minimo i segmenti di volo livellato. In tal modo diviene possibile ridurre il consumo di carburante e le emissioni. La definizione delle traiettorie richiede che...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of weights in pan-sharpening methods applied to satellite images. Indeed, different data sets of weights have been considered and compared in the IHS and Brovey methods. The first dataset contains the same weight for each band while the second takes in account the weighs obtained by spectral ra...
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Nowadays Marine Geographical Information Systems (MGIS) play an essential role in several research activities, the most part of them related to solve Geoscience problems. The nautical maps, containing most of the information used by the marine navigators, are used as cartographic base of MGIS and widely referred to Mercator projection. Remotely sen...
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To reduce the effects of aircraft noise, fuel use and related pollutant atmospheric emissions, due to conventional step-down procedures for approach and landing, designed curved and continuous descent approach trajectories can be adopted in order to provide suitably optimized vertical profiles by combining flexible lateral paths and continuous desc...
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The Heritage Documentation allows the monitoring, maintenance and conservation by the most recent, efficient investigation techniques and storage of data. A key role in Heritage Documentation is represented by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Information System (SIS), thanks to the possibility offered by this instrument not only...
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Land Cover maps supply information about the physical material at the surface of the Earth (i.e. grass, trees, bare ground, asphalt, water, etc.). Usually they are 2D representations so to present variability of land covers about latitude and longitude or other type of earth coordinates. Possibility to link this variability to the terrain elevation...
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Positioning techniques made lots of progress in the last decades, thanks to the wide usage of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). During a satellite survey, interruption or complete absence of positioning service can happen due to obstacle presence or constrained environments. To avoid these problems, it is suitable to simulate a positi...
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Due to their level of spatial detail (pixel dimensions equal to or less than 1 m), very high-resolution satellite images (VHRSIs) need particular georeferencing and geometric corrections which require careful orthorectification. Although there are several dedicated algorithms, mainly commercial and free software for geographic information system (G...
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IHS Pan-sharpening is one of the most performed approaches to transfer the higher resolution of panchromatic images to the multispectral ones of the same scene. It requires basic operations that can be easily carried out using GIS software also in absence of specific tools for Pan-sharpening. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the steps to be r...
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The latest breed of very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellites opens new possibilities for cartographic and remote sensing applications. In this way, object based image analysis (OBIA) approach has been proved as the best option when working with VHR satellite imagery. OBIA considers spectral, geometric, textural and topological attributes as...
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The latest breed of very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellites opens new possibilities for cartographic and remote sensing applications. In this way, object based image analysis (OBIA) approach has been proved as the best option when working with VHR satellite imagery. OBIA considers spectral, geometric, textural and topological attributes as...
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Pan-sharpening methods permit to synthetize new imagesstarting from panchromatic and multispectral data. The first type of images has a higher spatial resolution but a lower radiometric resolution than the second. Fused images have the radiometric information of the multispectral data and the pixel dimensions of the panchromatic data. In this paper...
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In the field of the remote sensing, the introduction of high resolution satellite sensors has required the development of several data fusion approaches. Two kinds of images are usually acquired: multispectral and panchromatic. The first group has a lower spatial resolution but accurate spectral information while the second presents a higher spatia...
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This paper demonstrates that accurate data concerning bathymetry as well as environmental conditions in shallow waters can be acquired using sensors that are integrated into the same marine vehicle. An open prototype of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) named MicroVeGA is described. The focus is on the main instruments installed on-board: a differen...
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Many methods are present in literature for pan-sharpening of satellite images: they permit to transfer geometric resolution of panchromatic data to multispectral ones, but the results of their application are different. To evaluate the quality of these products, visual analysis is carried out, above all on the RGB composition to detect colour disto...
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NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) is easily calculated using the reflectance images of the scene in red and infrared bands. It permits to detect the vegetation areas (forests, grasses, groves, …) as well as to distinguish waters (oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, …) and soils (rocks, buildings, roads, …). Images supplied by Landsat 8 OLI (Op...
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In this study, several methods to compute land surface temperatures (LST) from Landsat TM5 data are compared. Two different approaches are considered. An image based approach that takes into account atmospherically corrected data by using a dark object subtraction model (DOS-1) and computes the emissivity as NDVI function. The emissivity of a surfa...
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With the introduction of new satellites for earth monitoring characterized by very high resolution (VHR) sensors, new algorithms to recognize shadow in the supplied images are necessary. Automatic shadow detection can enhance the interpretability of the images in several applications such as classification and change detection. Several approaches a...
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In the last decade VHR (Very High Resolution) images from satellite, because of the reduced dimensions of pixel (less than 1 meter) and the availability in different acquisition bands (4 or more), have had major dffusion in many application fields of remote sensing. They can be used also to produce high resolution coloured ortho-photos, but adequat...
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In the last decades, combinations of natural and human factors have resulted in extensive morphological changes to our coastlines and in many cases have amplified erosion. In order to limit these changes and their impact on coastal zone, it is important to plan specific actions; for this purpose detailed cognizance of coastal zone is necessary. Dif...
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The use of remote-sensing images is becoming common practice in the fight against environmental crimes. However, the challenge of exploiting the complementary infor- mation provided by radar and optical data, and by more conventional sources encoded in geographic information systems, is still open. In this work, we propose a new workflow for the de...
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Greenhouse detection and mapping via remote sensing is a complex task, which has already been addressed in numerous studies. In this research, the innovative goal relies on the identification of greenhouse horticultural crops that were growing under plastic coverings on 30 September 2013. To this end, object-based image analysis (OBIA) and a decisi...
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Bathymetric data are fundamental to produce navigational chart and sea-floor 3D models. They can be collected using different techniques and sensors on board of a variety of platforms, such as satellite, aircraft, ship and drone. The MicroVEGA drone is an Open Prototype of Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (AUSV) conceived, designed and built to o...
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Shadow is a phenomenon that can’t be avoided and the effects are evident in high resolution images. Humans easily identify shadows, but it is harder to automatically recognize them with detection algorithm because there are a lot of factors that can influence the quality of the result. In this paper the problem of shadow detection and removal is tr...
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The aim of this paper is to remark possibilities to use WorldView-2 imagery for coastline extraction. Applications are conducted on a Phlegrean area in the Campania Region (Italy): the considered range of coastline is particularly interesting because it shows two typologies of shoreline including reefs interspersed with segments of sandy beach. Two...
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Because of the reduced dimensions of pixels, in the last years high resolution satellite images (Quickbird, IKONOS, GeoEye, …..) are considered very important data to extract information for coastline monitoring and engineering opera planning. They can integrate detail topographic maps and aerial photos so to contribute to modifications recognition...
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the versatility of GIS (Geographic Information System) tools to map volcanic risk. The work was conducted within the Course of Thematic Mapping at University of Naples “Parthenope” and referred to one of the most significant volcanic area in Italy that is around the Vesuvius. Formula of UNESCO was used to map...
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In this paper we propose a GIS-based methodology, using optical and SAR remote sensing data, together with more conventional sources, for the detection of small cattle breeding areas, potentially responsible of hazardous littering. This specific environmental problem is very relevant for the Caserta area, in southern Italy, where many small buffalo...
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In this work the authors propose a GIS-based methodology, using optical and SAR remote sensing data, together with more conventional sources, for the detection of small cattle breeding areas, potentially responsible of hazardous littering. This specific environmental problem is very relevant for the Caserta area, in southern Italy, where many small...
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Abstract: Several studies and applications are present in literature to compare pan-sharpening methods: the greater part of them is based on indexes that relate radiometric characteristics of derived images to the correspondent original ones. Among others correlation index, RMSE (Root Mean Square Error), UIQI (Universal Image Quality Index ) and RA...
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Satellite images can be rectified and adapted to map representation also without information about viewing geometry of the sensor. Polynomial Functions (PFs) or Rational Polynomial Functions (RPFs) can be applied for this purpose, both requiring Ground Control Points (GCPs), of which the positions in the image as well as in the real world must be k...
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GeoEye-1 panchromatic images (geometric resolution: 0.5 m) can be rectified using Rational Polynomial Functions (RPFs) without knowledge of the full sensor information: rectification is conducted using DEM (Digital Elevation Model) of the area as well as Ground Control Points (GCPs) of which both elevation and X,Y position must be known. Check Poin...
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L’utilizzo integrato di layer tematici e DTM (Digital Terrain Model) rende possibile la realizzazione di modelli 3D in grado di fornire la visualizzazione contestuale della variabilità sia della morfologia sia di grandezze territoriali e/o ambientali. Le immagini ad alta risoluzione WorldView-2,presentando una ridotta dimensione del pixel a terra (...
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On board of Quickbird satellite two types of sensors are present: panchromatic and multispectral. The first acquires earth images within spectral range 0.405 μm – 1.053 μm; the second acquires simultaneously four images of the same scene, each of them within shorter range of spectrum (Blue, Green, Red, Near-Infrared). Panchromatic images present ge...
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NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) is useful measure of live green vegetation obtained with remotely sensed data. For its calculation two images concerning reflectance of the scene in red and infrared bands are necessary. Results can be classified to obtain land cover map distinguishing three classes: waters (oceans, seas, lakes, rivers,...
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Negli ultimi anni le immagini satellitari ad alta risoluzione geometrica, grazie anche alla disponibilità di dati relativi a più bande di acquisizione, hanno avuto una diffusione crescente nel campo delle applicazioni del telerilevamento volte alla identificazione degli oggetti e delle loro forme. Se da un canto le ridotte dimensioni dei pixel a te...
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Lo studio delle variazioni dei litorali, siano esse legate a fenomeni naturali o ad attività di natura antropica, è di particolare importanza al fine di prevenire danni alle persone o alle cose e alterazioni degli equilibri ambientali. In Italia il suddetto studio ha una rilevanza strategica; infatti, il bel paese può vantare circa 7900 km di costa...
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L’indiscriminata aggressione della risorsa suolo ha raggiunto, già da alcuni anni, livelli di allerta preoccupanti sull’intero territorio nazionale, evidenziando la necessità di una continua azione di monitoraggio volta a conoscere entità e tipologia delle trasformazioni, primo passo per la pianificazione degli interventi atti a prevenire, contrast...