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Autumnal Beach Litter Identification by Mean of Using Ground-Based IR Thermography

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Department of Earth and Geo-Environmental Science, University of Bari, 70121 Bari, Italy
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Littoral, Environnement, Télédétection, Géomatique, University of Rennes 2, 35043 Rennes, France
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Serveco Srl, 74020 Montemesola, Italy
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Academic Editor: Sílvia C. Goncalves
Received: 22 March 2021 / Revised: 21 April 2021 / Accepted: 22 April 2021 / Published: 24 April 2021
The progress of scientific research and technological innovation are contributing to an increase in the use of rapid systems for monitoring and identifying geo-environmental processes related to natural and/or anthropogenic activities. The aim of this study is identifying autumnal beach litter using ground-based IR thermography. Starting from quarterly autumn monitoring data of air temperature and sandy soil surface temperature, an empirical equation between the two environmental matrices (air and sandy soil) is obtained. This will allow the calculation of the sandy soil surface temperature knowing only the air temperature. Therefore, it will be possible to know in advance the thermal response of the sandy soil, thus creating a thermal blank of the beach. Using an IR thermal camera, it is possible for a quicker identification of thermal anomalies of the coastal area potentially connected to the presence of pollution due to the anthropogenic origin (particularly plastic material). The test area is located in the area of the Coastal Dunes Regional Natural Park of Ostuni–Fasano in Apulia (southern Italy). View Full-Text
Keywords: beach litter; infrared thermography; UAV; UGV; environmental monitoring; coastal pollution beach litter; infrared thermography; UAV; UGV; environmental monitoring; coastal pollution
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Cagnazzo, C.; Potente, E.; Regnauld, H.; Rosato, S.; Mastronuzzi, G. Autumnal Beach Litter Identification by Mean of Using Ground-Based IR Thermography. Environments 2021, 8, 37. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8050037

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Cagnazzo C, Potente E, Regnauld H, Rosato S, Mastronuzzi G. Autumnal Beach Litter Identification by Mean of Using Ground-Based IR Thermography. Environments. 2021; 8(5):37. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8050037

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Cagnazzo, Cosimo, Ettore Potente, Hervé Regnauld, Sabino Rosato, and Giuseppe Mastronuzzi. 2021. "Autumnal Beach Litter Identification by Mean of Using Ground-Based IR Thermography" Environments 8, no. 5: 37. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8050037

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