Enrico Cadau

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As part of the Copernicus programme of the European Union (EU), the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed and is currently operating the Sentinel-2 mission that is acquiring high spatial resolution optical imagery. This paper provides a description of the calibration activities and the current status of the mission products validation activities.(More)
Fires represent one of the main factors of degradation and destruction of the Mediterranean forest heritage. According to fire-fighting agencies, a satellite-based fire-detection system can be considered operationally useful for Mediterranean countries when fires with a minimum extent of 1500 m can be detected with a temporal resolution of 30 min. In fact,(More)
This paper is devoted to describe the activity carried out by CRPSM (Centro di Ricerca Progetto San Marco) in the framework of the SIGRI (Italian acronym for Integrated System for Fire Risks Management) project. This project aims to develop a system, based on satellite data, able to support operationally the activities of users like Italian Civil Protection(More)
Fires in the Sardinia Island are one of the most important environmental factors controlling the ecosystem ́s function and structure. The evaluation of fire effects by means of remote sensing is economically and practically the best way to assess fire damage, before going to the field. The use of alternative techniques for fire effects assessment is needed,(More)
As part of the Copernicus programme of the European Commission (EC), the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed and is currently operating the Sentinel-2 mission that is acquiring high spatial resolution optical imagery. This article provides a description of the calibration activities and the status of the mission products validation activities after(More)
The estimate of the burned biomass starts from the computation of the FRP (Fire Radiative Power) that is the radiative power released by the fire. By integrating this quantity in the time it is possible to estimate the FRE (Fire Radiative Energy) and the burned biomass, if coefficients providing the burning efficiency of the vegetation interested by the(More)