Thermal activity on degraded mining areas on Silesia
Analysis of thermal activity nearly of 150 mining landfills in Upper Silesia region was conducted using Landsat 5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM + satellite images from 2009. Important part of the project was also to create ranges of landfills in the region – these activities were based on aerial orthophotos. Based on the classification of satellite images, Land Use / Land Cover layer was generated. These data were combined with thermal data from Landsat satellites.
All the work have allowed for the calculation of thermal activity variation for each landfill, and the spatial diversity of landfills thermal activity of in the Silesia region as well.