Robust Satellite Techniques for Natural and Man-made Hazards

Robust Satellite Techniques for Natural and Man-made Hazards

Prediction, Monitoring and Damage Assessment

1st Edition - January 1, 2020

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  • Authors: Valerio Tramutoli, Nicola Pergola
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119976

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Robust Satellite Techniques for Natural and Man-made Hazards: Prediction, Monitoring and Damage Assessment provides an introduction to the Robust Satellite Techniques (RST) change detection method. This method is used to identify significant signal changes in a reliable way, even in the presence of varying disturbing conditions as they apply to natural, environmental and industrial hazards. Providing both general and specific examples for the use of RST, the book offers a variety of applications for these techniques, spanning from natural hazard detection and environmental monitoring to industrial accident and terrorist attack early identification. Applicable to researchers, students and policy makers alike in a variety of fields, including Earth sciences, environmental monitoring, and disaster risk reduction. This book is essential for understanding advanced applications and analyses of remote sensing data.

Key Features

  • Introduces a unique method to reliably detect hazards
  • Addresses natural, environmental and industrial hazards, all in one compact resource
  • Presents concepts in plain language to aid in multidisciplinary research and includes an appendix for non-experts in remote sensing
  • Includes case studies and testing datasets with RST algorithms to reinforce concepts


Researchers and professionals in hazard mitigation, disaster risk reduction, osome aperational forecasting, as well as managers in the sectors of energy, insurance, public health, water resource management, and agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Robust Satellite Techniques rationale
    2. Natural Hazards Forecast Monitoring and damage assessment
    3. Monitoring Industrial plants
    4. Marine environment monitoring
    5. Land use, agriculture
    6. Cloud detection
    7. Other applications
    8. Significant applications for ground-based data analysis
    9. Perspective and future applications
    10. RST implementation and software

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2029
  • Published: January 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119976

About the Authors

Valerio Tramutoli

Valerio Tramutoli is Professor of Satellite Remote Sensing of Environment at Università di Basilicata. His expertise is in geophysics and remote sensing, particularly as it relates to assessing and predicting hazards. He has previously worked in the Department of Engineering and has collaborated with the Institute of Advanced Methodologies for Environmental Analysis. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Geomatics, Natural Hazards, and Risks and he has published over 100 papers in the field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Universita di Basilicata, Italy

Nicola Pergola

Nicola Pergola is a research scientist at the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council, leading the IMAA Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratory – “Geohazards” Unit. He is an adjunct professor at University of Basilicata. His main research interests are in the field of development of advanced satellite data analysis, especially regarding high temporal resolution sensors, like NOAA-AVHRR, EOS-MODIS and MSG-SEVIRI, for environmental research and applications mainly focused to natural hazards and security. He has published more than 150 articles and proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italy

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