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dc.contributor.authorChrysoulakis, Nektarios
dc.contributor.authorMitraka, Zina
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T10:10:31Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T10:10:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20210602_10.5772/intechopen.71986_362
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/49248
dc.description.abstractThe rate at which global climate change is happening is arguably the most pressing environmental challenge of the century, and it affects our cities. Climate change exerts added stress on urban areas through increased numbers of heat waves threatening people’s well-being and, in many cases, human lives. Earth observation (EO) systems and the advances in remote sensing technology increase the opportunities for monitoring the thermal behavior of cities. The Sentinels constitute the first series of operational satellites for Copernicus, a program launched to provide data, information, services, and knowledge in support of Europe’s goals regarding sustainable development and global governance of the environment. This chapter examines the exploitation of EO data for monitoring the urban climate, with particular focus on the urban surface cover and temperature. Two example applications are analyzed: the mapping of the urban surface and its characteristics, using EO data and the estimation of urban temperatures. Approaches, like the ones described in this chapter, can become operational once adapted to Sentinels, since their long-term operation plan guarantees the future supply of satellite observations. Thus, the described methods may support planning activities related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities, as well as routine urban planning activities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RG Geography::RGW Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing
dc.subject.otherEarth observation, Copernicus Sentinels, urban climate, satellite remote sensing
dc.titleChapter Earth Observation for Urban Climate Monitoring: Surface Cover and Land Surface Temperature
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.5772/intechopen.71986
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy09f6769d-48ed-467d-b150-4cf2680656a1
oapen.relation.isFundedByH2020-EO-2014
oapen.grant.number637519
oapen.grant.acronymURBANFLUXES


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