Kernel versions of the principal components (PCA) and maximum autocorrelation factor (MAF) transformations are used to postprocess change images obtained with the iteratively re-weighted multivari-ate alteration detection (MAD) algorithm. It is found that substantial improvements in the ratio of signal (change) to background noise (no change) can be… (More)
In this paper, the results of a comparison between the soil moisture content (SMC) estimated from C-band SAR, the SMC simulated by a hydrological model, and the SMC measured on ground are presented. The study was carried out in an agricultural test site located in Northwest Italy, in the Scrivia river basin. The hydrological model used for the simulations… (More)
A new algorithm for snow cover monitoring at 250 m resolution based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images is presented. In contrast to the 500 m resolution MODIS snow products of NASA (MOD10 and MYD10), the main goal was to maintain the resolution as high as possible to allow for a more accurate detection of snow covered area… (More)
Familial Mediterranean fever and inflammatory bowel disease are two inflammatory conditions. We showed that inflammatory bowel disease was particularly frequent and severe in non-Ashkenazi Jewish patients with familial Mediterranean fever.