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Satellite SAR Remote Sensing in Nasca [chapter]

Francesca Cigna, Deodato Tapete
2016 The Ancient Nasca World  
Grande and its tributaries, in Southern Peru.  ...  This chapter provides an overview of the new insights brought by satellite SAR technology to the understanding of land use and changes in the fertile river valleys, condition of local water resources,  ...  The authors publish with the permission of the Executive Director of BGS, NERC.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47052-8_21 fatcat:bm2kbksjorfmlmlifcyxf4z4kq

Tracking Human-Induced Landscape Disturbance at the Nasca Lines UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru with COSMO-SkyMed InSAR

2018 Remote Sensing  
The "Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa" in Peru are among the most well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites globally, and an exemplar of site where heritage assets cannot be separated from their natural  ...  Pre-, cross-, and post-event interferometric SAR (InSAR) pairs characterised by small temporal and normal baselines allow the detection of temporal decorrelation associated with the two events, the extent  ...  Acknowledgments: Project carried out using COSMO-SkyMed ® Products, © of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), delivered under a licence to use by ASI.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10040572 fatcat:nfjz6ckgdbedngee2qpq6l5owy

COSMO-SkyMed SAR for Detection and Monitoring of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Sites

Deodato Tapete, Francesca Cigna
2019 Remote Sensing  
, its spatial and temporal changes, and interferometric coherence, and how SAR-derived digital elevation models (DEM) can be used to survey surface archaeological features.  ...  SAR-based applications in archaeological and cultural heritage sites in Peru, Syria, Italy, and Iraq, provide evidence on how subsurface and buried features can be detected by interpreting SAR backscatter  ...  In particular, the use-cases were developed during the research activities undertaken in the framework of the COSMO-SkyMed project/licenses "Multi-SAR" and "LARICI" led by Deodato Tapete, and "BigSAR"  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11111326 fatcat:lwcjat7ihffcbfovf6nxclhbuu

Trends and perspectives of space-borne SAR remote sensing for archaeological landscape and cultural heritage applications

Deodato Tapete, Francesca Cigna
2017 Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports  
4 This paper provides an overview of the opportunities that image analysts, archaeologists and conservation 5 scientists currently have of using space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery for prospection  ...  These examples 12 form the basis to highlight the current trends in archaeological remote sensing based on space-borne SAR data 13 in the current era of the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 constellation  ...  maps (perpendicular baseline 4 m) over the Nasca Civilisation region in Peru and the archaeological 232 site of Cahuachi.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.07.017 fatcat:x5iwko22tnbpnnlsiu376bsayi

Detecting Landscape Disturbance at the Nasca Lines Using SAR Data Collected from Airborne and Satellite Platforms

Douglas Comer, Bruce Chapman, Jacob Comer
2017 Geosciences  
For Sentinel-1, this does not depend on collecting data in fine-beam modes, which generally sacrifice the size of the area covered for a higher spatial resolution.  ...  We also report on pixel value stretching for a visual analysis of SAR data, quantitative assessment of landscape disturbance, and statistical testing for significant landscape change.  ...  The statistical analysis was led by Jacob A. Comer. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/geosciences7040106 fatcat:httybrblenchdi5lhp63si4qyy

Interferometric SAR and Machine Learning: Using Open Source Data to Detect Archaeological Looting and Destruction

Hassan El-Hajj
2021 Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology  
In this paper, I present an approach that uses open source data from two of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Constellation, Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 in order to generate disturbance patches  ...  In recent years, the abundant availability of Very High Resolution (VHR) imaging satellites with short revisit times meant that it was possible to monitor a large portion of these sites from space.  ...  SAR data was used to detect the ground disturbances on the Nasca Lines UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru (Cigna et al., 2018) , as well as to map the disturbances in Apamea (Tapete, Cigna & Donoghue  ... 
doi:10.5334/jcaa.70 fatcat:6vpjgxc6erdgdjb4hhkzkxxlkq

Earth Observation for the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Iulia Dana Negula, Ramiro Sofronie, Ana Virsta, Alexandru Badea
2015 Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia  
The main goal of UNESCO (United  ...  The series of TerraSAR-X High Resolution SpotLight images are courtesy of DLR and the German Commission for UNESCO.  ...  Mihai Datcu from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for his guidance and scientific advice through all the phases of the project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.aaspro.2015.08.114 fatcat:s5p5rbwjyfcajmlcgo4ikaetze

Knowledge Extracted from Copernicus Satellite Data

Dumitru Octavian, Schwarz Gottfried, Eltoft Torbjørn, Kræmer Thomas, Wagner Penelope, Hughes Nick, Arthus David, Fleming Andrew, Koubarakis Manolis, Datcu Mihai
2019 Zenodo  
In this publication, we focus on the Polar case which requires the selection of validation areas, the generation of a training dataset, the development and testing of deep learning algorithms, and the  ...  demonstration of regional results.  ...  The research result indicates that the strategy of TSEVI with the ROC_TSEVI method has great potential application in forest cover change monitoring in other dense forest areas with rugged terrain.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3941573 fatcat:zzifwgljifck5bpjnboetsftfu