Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Brief communication
12 Jan 2022
Brief communication |  | 12 Jan 2022

Brief communication: Radar images for monitoring informal urban settlements in vulnerable zones in Lima, Peru

Luis Moya, Fernando Garcia, Carlos Gonzales, Miguel Diaz, Carlos Zavala, Miguel Estrada, Fumio Yamazaki, Shunichi Koshimura, Erick Mas, and Bruno Adriano

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Informal occupation of unused lands for settlements is a critical issue in Peru. In most cases, such areas are unsafe against natural hazards. We performed a time-series analysis of Sentinel-1 images at recent informal settlements in Lima. The result suggests that a low-cost and sustainable monitoring system of informal settlements can be implemented.
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