3 October 2017 Correlation between land cover and ground vulnerability in Alexandria City (Egypt) using time series SAR interferometry and optical Earth observation data
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The main scope of this study is to investigate the potential correlation between land cover and ground vulnerability over Alexandria city, Egypt. Two different datasets for generating ground deformation and land cover maps were used. Hence, two different approaches were followed, a PSI approach for surface displacement mapping and a supervised classification algorithm for land cover/use mapping.

The interferometric results show a gradual qualitative and quantitative differentiation of ground deformation from East to West of Alexandria government. We selected three regions of interest, in order to compare the obtained interferometric results with the different land cover types. The ground deformation may be resulted due to different geomorphic and geologic factors encompassing the proximity to the active deltaic plain of the Nile River, the expansion of the urban network within arid regions of recent deposits, the urban density increase, and finally the combination of the above mentioned parameters.
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T. Seleem, T. Seleem, V. Stergiopoulos, V. Stergiopoulos, P. Kourkouli, P. Kourkouli, T. Perrou, T. Perrou, Is. Parcharidis, Is. Parcharidis, } "Correlation between land cover and ground vulnerability in Alexandria City (Egypt) using time series SAR interferometry and optical Earth observation data", Proc. SPIE 10426, Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, 104260E (3 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277951; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277951
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