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An experimental geographical information system (GIS) was developed for the Island of Sicily, with the aim of assessing some distinctive traits of both the marine and terrestrial environment in the coastal zone. The GIS integrates data generated by remote sensors as well as 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 color 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: BARALE V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Workshop on 'ICZM in the Mediterranean & Black Sea: Immediate needs for Research. Education - Training & Implementation', Ankara (TR), November 2-5, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40507 ORA
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