This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of thermal infrared remote sensing. Temperature is one of the most important physical environmental variables monitored by earth observing remote sensing systems. Temperature ranges define the boundaries of habitats on our planet. Thermal hazards endanger our resources and well-being. In this book renowned international experts have contributed chapters on currently available thermal sensors as well as innovative plans for future missions. Further chapters discuss the underlying physics and image processing techniques for analyzing thermal data. Ground-breaking chapters on applications present a wide variety of case studies leading to a deepened understanding of land and sea surface temperature dynamics, urban heat island effects, forest fires, volcanic eruption precursors, underground coal fires, geothermal systems, soil moisture variability, and temperature-based mineral discrimination. 'Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: Sensors, Methods, Applications' is unique because of the large field it spans, the potentials it reveals, and the detail it provides.
We are pleased to report the first Impact Factor for Remote Sensing for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the Impact Factor for Remote Sensing is 2.101. Remote Sensing enters the ranking in the category 'Remote Sensing' placed 7 out of 27 (Q2). It is the highest ranking open access journal in this category.
With the start of 2013, Remote Sensing is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers related to the science and application of remote sensing technology that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the “Remote Sensing Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Sanna Kaasalainen, Anssi Krooks, Antero Kukko and Harri Kaartinen
Radiometric Calibration of Terrestrial Laser Scanners with External Reference Targets
2nd prize: Steffen Fritz, Ian McCallum, Christian Schill, Christoph Perger, Roland Grillmayer, FrédéricAchard, Florian Kraxner and Michael Obersteiner
Geo-Wiki.Org: The Use of Crowdsourcing to Improve Global Land Cover
Susan Kay, John D. Hedley and Samantha Lavender
Sun Glint Correction of High and Low Spatial Resolution Images of Aquatic Scenes: a Review ofMethods for Visible and Near-Infrared Wavelengths
For more details, please refer to the Editorial by Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail, Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing.