Luca Pietranera

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In 200 and 2008 Agenzia Spaziale Italiana and Ministero della Difesa launched three out of four X-band SAR satellites of the COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) Dual-Use (Civilian and Defence) Mission dedicated to the Earth Observation. The results coming from the utilisation of the two operative satellites(More)
In the present paper, COSMO-SkyMed high-resolution data acquired on the southern Basilicata region (Italy) are used for flood hazard monitoring. We concentrate on the flood event of Nov. 2-4, 2010, for which multi-temporal SAR data were available over the Bradano River downstream area in the same acquisition geometry, which allows interferometric(More)
The surface transport of 'SAR detectable' features on sea is accurately estimated by couples of overlapping COSMO-SkyMed WideRegion ScanSAR images acquired with a very short time lag (below the hour). Tests performed with the two satellites constellation (4 operative by 2010) provided pairs of overlapping images with a time shift of 48 minutes and with a(More)
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