Launch of the Remote Sensing Handbook (Three Volume Set), November 11, 2015 02:57

I am writing to you with great pleasure that the Remote Sensing Handbook (Three Volume Set) is now published!. In every way, you will find this handbook unique, creative, and a path breaking effort of 300+ leading remote sensing scientists of the world. Such excellent work was only possible due to terrific effort from authors, editors, publishers, printers, and many, many others. It is a huge effort and it is hard to believe it is finally here and well worth the effort.

Ultimately we have a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics, written by the best in the field. The handbook comprises 82 Chapters, about 2200 pages, from 300+ authors, every page printed in color and bound in hard copy. I can easily say that the three volumes constitute what every remote sensing student; professor, scientist, and professional practitioners and experts would need as a constant reference.

The Remote Sensing Handbook (Three Volume Set) is available at the following links (or a simple google search will show many other options for placing an order):

Three Volume Set through these (and other) links:


With best wishes,
Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail, Ph.D.
Research Geographer-15, U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), USGS Western Geographic Science Center (WGSC)
Editor-in-Chief, Remote Sensing Open Access Journal
Editorial Board, Remote Sensing of Environment
Editorial Advisory Board, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Adjunct Professor: (1) Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science (SWES), University of Arizona (UoA); (2) Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota (UND); (3) School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability(SESES), Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ 2255, N. Gemini Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

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Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Updated Impact Factor for Remote Sensing – 3.180, June 19, 2015 18:47


We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Remote Sensing. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Remote Sensing is 3.180. It has risen from 2.623 in the previous year (+21%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.257. Remote Sensing now ranks 5/28 (Q1) in the category ‘Remote Sensing’.

Evolution of the Remote Sensing Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to Remote Sensing :

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