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|Title:||The use of UAV to document sloping landscapes to produce digital elevation models to examine environmental degradation||Authors:||Themistocleous, Kyriacos
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.
|Keywords:||DEM;Desertification;Grazing;Sloping landscapes;UAV||Category:||Civil Engineering;Civil Engineering||Field:||Engineering and Technology||Issue Date:||1-Jan-2015||Publisher:||SPIE||Source:||Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VI; Toulouse; France; 22 September 2015 through 24 September 2015||Abstract:||Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.This paper focuses on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over the study area of Pissouri in Cyprus to document the sloping landscapes of the area. The study area has been affected by overgrazing, which has led to shifts in the vegetation patterns and changing microtopography of the soil. The UAV images were used to generate digital elevation models (DEMs) to examine the changes in microtopography. Next to that orthophotos were used to detect changes in vegetation patterns. The combined data of the digital elevation models and the orthophotos will be used to detect the occurrence of catastrophic shifts and mechanisms for desertification in the study area due to overgrazing. This study is part of the CASCADE-Catastrophic shifts in dryland project.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9390||ISSN:||0277786X||DOI:||10.1117/12.2195623||Rights:||© COPYRIGHT SPIE.||Type:||Conference Papers|
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