publication . Article . 2018

Tracking Human-Induced Landscape Disturbance at the Nasca Lines UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru with COSMO-SkyMed InSAR

Deodato Tapete; Francesca Cigna;
Open Access
  • Published: 08 Apr 2018 Journal: Remote Sensing, volume 10, page 572 (eissn: 2072-4292, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
The “Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa” in Peru are among the most well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites globally, and an exemplar of site where heritage assets cannot be separated from their natural and anthropogenic environment. The site is exposed to interactions with natural processes, as well as human presence. In this work, 3-m resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) StripMap HIMAGE HH-polarised scenes acquired by the X-band COSMO-SkyMed constellation are exploited to track two events of human-induced landscape disturbance that occurred in December 2014 and January 2018. Pre-, cross-, and post-event interferometric SAR (InSAR) pairs characterised b...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, InSAR, coherence, temporal decorrelation, COSMO-SkyMed, archaeology, geoglyphs, Nasca lines, Peru, Science, Q, Cartography, Constellation, Christian ministry, Synthetic aperture radar, Change detection, Unesco world heritage, Geospatial analysis, computer.software_genre, computer, Geography, Interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Web news
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