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An experimental geographical information system (GIS) for the Island of Sicily was developed aiming at the classification of some traits of both the marine and terrestrial environment in coastal zones. The GIS integrates data generated by remote sensors and conventional cartographic data. Parameters describing the marine environment, at the regional scale, were derived from time series of composite chlorophyll-like pigment concentration images generated by the coastal zone colour scanner (CZCS) in the period 1979-1985, and of composite sea surface temperature images generated by the advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) in the period 1982-1985.

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Authors: SAPIO F, JRC Ispra (IT);FILIPPI P, JRC Ispra (IT);ODONE B, JRC Ispra (IT);BARALE V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Symposium on Satellite Remote Sensing III, Taormina (IT), September 23-27, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40506 ORA
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