Articles | Volume 45
21 Nov 2018
 | 21 Nov 2018

Monitoring military landscapes and detection of underground man-made critical infrastructures in Cyprus using Earth Observation

George Melillos, Athos Agapiou, Silas Michaelides, and Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis

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Field spectroscopy has been used, in order to study possible differences in the spectral signatures of vegetation so to be used for the systematic monitoring of military landscapes that comprise underground military structures. In this paper, underground military structures over vegetated areas were monitored, using both ground and satellite remote sensing data. Several ground measurements have been carried out in military areas, throughout the phenological cycle of plant growth.