Environmental studies

Environmental studies bring together a wide variety of elements and processes that can be dealt using remote sensing information, as it provides a global vision of the physical, biological and cultural components of a territory. A proper selection and use of satellite imagery in terms of spatial, spectral and temporal resolution, along with the incorporation of digital elevation or terrain models, allows to obtain valuable information for the generation of products such as geomorphological and drainage networks maps, slope maps, land coverage and land usage maps, risk and vulnerability (fires, floods) maps or changes maps for monitoring different environmental variables (vegetation, humidity, biomass).


Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey


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