A Study of Moving Sand Dunes by Means of Satellite Images

International Journal of Sciences, Volume 2, Issue August 2013

10 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2015

Date Written: August 2, 2013

Abstract

In several regions of the world, the slow motion of sand dunes is becoming a challenge for human activities and a threat for the survival of ancient places or archaeological sites. It is then important a constant surveying of dunes and an estimate of their migration rate. Several methods exist for this purpose: among them we have the use of satellite images, often freely available on the World Wide Web, which are a convenient resource for the planning of future human settlements and activities. In particular, the Google Earth and its time series are a remarkable resource. Some examples of their use are here proposed.

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, A Study of Moving Sand Dunes by Means of Satellite Images (August 2, 2013). International Journal of Sciences, Volume 2, Issue August 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2572783

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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