Remote sensing of violent conflict: eyes from above

  title={Remote sensing of violent conflict: eyes from above},
  author={Frank D. W. Witmer},
  journal={International Journal of Remote Sensing},
  pages={2326 - 2352}
  • F. Witmer
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing
The use of remote-sensing technology to study violent conflict has increased considerably over the last 5–10 years. This article surveys this growing field to show which conflict-related impacts are and are not currently possible to detect from afar. A brief overview of the principles of remote-sensing technology and sensor characteristics is provided, followed by a review and discussion of the literature, organized by temporal delay in the visible manifestation of the conflict impact from… 

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