Satellite Desertification Monitoring in Sahara
Combating desertification in Sahara is important due to immense territory and lack of infrastructure. The objective of this article is the application of RS satellite methods for desertification monitoring in Sahara countries Mauritania and Morocco. It was demonstrated that RS methods is a useful tools to monitor desertification in Mauritania and Morocco. They require: dynamic nonlinear model of the ecosystem for long-time desertification forecast; database of the multispectral satellite images, thematic maps correlated with other geo-meteo-data; and passive microwave and optical satellite data fusion procedures.
KeywordsDesertification monitoring Microwave and optical data fusion
This research was supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, Grant Reference SPS MD SFP 984085.
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