Analysis of anthropic activities by optical remote sensing data at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions

Ciro Manzo (a), Alessandro Mei (a), Cristiana Bassani (a) & Alessia Allegrini (a)
(a) Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research - CNR (National Research Council of Italy), Research Area of Rome 1 Via Salaria Km 29.300, Monterotondo (00016), Rome, Italy. Corresponding author:

DOI:         Pages: 39-42


This paper describes a remote sensing based downscaling approach for the analysis of the area affected by anthropic activities as quarrying and landfill. We selected the South-East flank of Mt. Vesuvius National Park as study area because in the last decades there have been a strong anthropic pressure with mining and municipal solid waste dumping as the main activities. The changes occurred were analysed by optical remote sensing at different spatial and spectral resolution. These activities had an environmental impact that is highlighted by integration of multi-source data. The multi- and hyper-spectral remote sensing data were adopted to study spectral indices and spatial patterns. The spectral response of targets supported the interpretation of stress conditions and other environmental anomalies in specific zones. Landsat, MIVIS, aerial photos and thematic maps were fused in a GIS for environmental analysis providing some Warning Zones defined in "core" and "neighbouring" of the anthropic area.


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