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This paper describes an experiment conducted in southern Italy to predict water pollution risk arising from human activity in an environmentally-threatened coastal hydrological basin. This has been carried out by the integrated use of remotely-sensed satellite imagery and ancillary data layers in a geographical information system. Landsat TM and SPOT imagery, together with commune statistics, are used to generate land use maps, which are then used as a basis for predicting the local net input of pollution. The susceptibility of the water supply to this threat is then evaluated using a susceptibility model which includes terrain and hydrological information stored as separate GIS data layers.

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Authors: CARDARELLI U, National Research Council, Institute of Land Planning, Napoli (IT);JEMMA F, National Research Council, Institute of Land Planning, Napoli (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);WILKINSON G G, JRC Ispra (IT);KANELLOPOULOS I, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Geoscience and R.S. Symposium (IGARSS), Tokyo (JP), August 18-21, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37632 ORA
Record Number: 199311025 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en