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Use of E.O. data for coastal dynamics monitoring: coastal water and seabed characteristics

Summary:
Use of different satellite and airborne remote sensors have been used in order to monitor some sea parameters essential to describe coastal dynamics. For each application, investigation of the applicability of the methodology for the specific Mediterranean coastal was made:

1) Analysis of Total Suspended Matter using NOAA/AVHRR, MOS, Kandsat TM and airborne CASI, which demonstrated the complementarity of these tools for a mesoscale and local scale monitoring.
2) Analysis of sea bottom using optical and microwave sensors in three sites of Mediterranean coastal area. Bathymetric charts up to 30m were provided. Validation with in situ data was made that demonstrated the applicability at a certain extent of the approach followed in the Mediterranean coastal area. Sand granulometry distribution and carbonate content assessment, relying on optical sensors, highlighting the need of further analyzing the operational use of such a methodology for sand investigations.

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Record Number: 23710 / Last updated on: 2001-07-06
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