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Meteorological satellites provide frequent (from few hours to few minutes) observations that can be exploited to globally forecast weather conditions and, particularly, precipitation phenomena that are not rarely responsible of dangerous flooding events. Soil moisture is one of the variable involved in the hydrological cycle which plays a key role when an(More)
The accidental release of oil into the oceans from tankers may have remarkable ecological impact on maritime and costal environments. However, the main contribution to oil pollution is not originated from ship accidents, but from systematic ship discharge (e.g. tank washing). In order to reduce the environmental impact of such kind of hazards, timely(More)
Flooding is one of the most devastating natural hazards on the Earth's surface. Observations by sensors aboard satellites provide information that can be exploited to support the flood risk management cycle. These observations provide potential tools for improving the detection and monitoring of flooding events, particularly for those remote areas in the(More)
Monitoring river plume dynamics and variations in complex coastal areas can provide useful information to prevent marine environmental damage. In this work, the Robust Satellite Techniques (RST) approach has been implemented and tested on historical series of Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to monitor, for the first time,(More)
Getting oil from the well to the refinery and from there to the consumers requires complex transportation and storage systems. Millions of barrels of oil are transported every day in tankers, pipelines and trucks. Unfortunately, not all the oil loaded into tankers every day in production areas is delivered to the end users: some is lost in accidental spills(More)
Soil moisture is one of the key variable involved in the hydrological cycle, playing a fundamental role when an attempt of flood forecast has to be done in presence of adverse weather forecasts associated to different precipitation regimes. Depending on pre-existing soil conditions, in fact, the same raining event can result or not in a disastrous flooding(More)