Research project

CCI ECV LAKES (da cancellare per errata classificazione) (DTA.AD004.264)

Thematic area

Earth system science and environmental technologies

Project area

Osservazione della Terra (DTA.AD004)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute for electromagnetic sensing of the environment (IREA)

Project manager

Phone number: 0223699298


Lakes and enclosed inland seas are integrators of environmental and climatic changes occurring within their contributing basins. The factors driving lake condition vary widely across space and time, and lakes, in turn, play an important role in local and global climate regulation, with positive and negative feedbacks depending on the catchment. As a result, lakes are essential to our understanding of water resource availability and its linkage to climate change.
Lakes have been observed as sentinels of climate change both directly and indirectly through watershed changes. This is because lakes integrate responses over time and are distributed worldwide such that they can capture different aspects of climate change in different geographic locations.

Start date of activity



laghi, telerilevamento, cambiamento climatico

Last update: 04/12/2023