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Title: The use of UAVs for monitoring land degradation
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Keywords: UAVS;Remote sensing;Desertification;Degradation;Aerial photography
Category: Civil Engineering;Civil Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2017
Publisher: SPIE
Source: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VIII 2017, 2017, Poland, 12-14 September 2017
Abstract: Land degradation is one of the causes of desertification of drylands in the Mediterranean. UAVs can be used to monitor and document the various variables that cause desertification in drylands, including overgrazing, aridity, vegetation loss, etc. This paper examines the use of UAVs and accompanying sensors to monitor overgrazing, vegetation stress and aridity in the study area. UAV images can be used to generate digital elevation models (DEMs) to examine the changes in microtopography as well as ortho-photos were used to detect changes in vegetation patterns. The combined data of the digital elevation models and the orthophotos can be used to identify the mechanisms for desertification in the study area.
Description: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2017, Volume 10428, Article number 104280E
Rights: © 2017 SPIE.
Type: Conference Papers
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