Derek M., Woźniak E., Kulczyk S. (2017) Tourism in a nature-based destination: the human versus the ecological perspectives, Tourism Geographies, 10.1080/14616688.2017.1314545

In the tourism studies literature, wilderness has been addressed from two perspectives. From the first, human, perspective wilderness is a social, subjective construction that exists only in the mind of its users. From the

Malinowski, R., Groom, G.B., Heckrath, G. (2017) Do Remote Sensing Mapping Practices Adequately Address Localized Flooding? A Critical Overview, et al. Springer Science Reviews, doi: 10.1007/s40362-017-0043-8

Local-scale flooding (LSF) is usually characterized by much less severe damage compared to extreme flood events; however, it does have marked local environmental influence, especially when it is characterized by regular and frequent occurrence

Kotarba, A.Z. (2015) Impact of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) cloud mask interpretation on cloud amount estimation, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 120, Issue 17, September 2015 Pages 8971–8986, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023277

Cloud masks serve as a basis for estimates of cloud amount, which is an essential parameter for studying the Earth’s radiation budget. The most commonly used cloud mask is a simple thematic classification, which

Kotarba A.Z., Aleksandrowicz S. (2016) Impervious surface detection with nighttime photography from the International Space Station. Remote Sensing of Environment Volume 176, April 2016, Pages 295-307, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.009

For over two decades nighttime satellite imagery from the Operational Linescan System (OLS) has been used to detect impervious surfaces. However, OLS-based maps suffer from the sensor’s coarse resolution (2.7 km/pixel), overglow, and saturation in

Woźniak E., Kofman W., Wajer P., Lewiński S., Nowakowski A. (2016) The influence of filtration and decomposition window size on the thresholdvalue and accuracy of land-cover classification of polarimetric SAR images, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37:1, 212-228, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1125548

In this study we use ALOS PALSAR satellite data to classify land cover using a decision tree algorithm. We apply polarimetric decomposition methods to coherence and covariance matrices obtained from the data and then

Aleksandrowicz, S.; Wawrzaszek, A.; Drzewiecki, W.; Krupiński, M. (2016) Change Detection Using Global and Local Multifractal Description, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Volume: 13, Issue: 8, Aug. 2016, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2574940

In this letter, we apply the multifractal formalism to land cover change detection on very high spatial resolution data. Specifically, multifractal spectra are determined and, with modifications, are used as an initial general indicator

Kotarba A.Z. (2016) Comparison of Differences Between MODIS 250 m and 1 km Cloud Masks. Atmospheric Research, 181, 54-62, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.06.014

The spatial resolution of remote sensing instruments installed onboard satellites is one of the key factors for accurate estimations of cloud amount. In general terms, the larger the instantaneous field of view (IFOV), the

Kotarba A.Z. (2017) Inconsistency of surface-based (SYNOP) and satellite-based (MODIS) cloud amount estimations due to the interpretation of cloud detection results. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 4092-4104, doi:10.1002/joc.5011

Surface-based and satellite-based observations remain the fundamental source of cloud amount data for climatologists. However, both data sets show inconsistency related to the interpretation of instantaneous cloud detection, whether measured using the okta scale

Kulczyk S., Woźniak E., Derek M., Kowalczyk M. (2016) How much is the “wonder of nature” worth? The valuation of tourism in the Great Masurian Lakes using travel cost method, Ekonomia i Środowisko, V.4 Nr.59

W artykule przedstawiono wycenę turystyki jako usługi ekosystemowej w regionie Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich.Wycenę przeprowadzono metodą kosztów podróży,wykorzystując wyniki badania kwestionariuszowego (n=499) i dane statystyczne. Uwzględniono szerokie spektrum elementów: koszty dojazdu, koszt czasu dojazdu, koszty

Drzewiecki W., Wawrzaszek A., Krupiński M., Aleksandrowicz S., Bernat K. (2016) Applicability of multifractal features as global characteristics of WorldView-2 panchromatic satellite images, European Journal of Remote Sensing, 49:1, 809-834, doi: 10.5721/EuJRS20164943

In this work we analyse fractal and multifractal characteristics for description and extraction of information from VHR satellite images. We propose the degree of multifractality as a global descriptor of satellite image content and