Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Snow and Its Applications"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ali Nadir Arslan

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: remote sensing; electromagnetic theory & modeling; methods & applications for cryosphere; snow cover; phenology
Guest Editor
Dr. Zuhal Akyurek

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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Interests: snow hydrology; modelling; optical remote sensing; spatial variability of snow

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Snow cover is an essential climate variable directly affecting the Earth’s energy balance. Snow cover has a number of important physical properties that exert an influence on global and regional energy, water and carbon cycles. Surface temperature is highly dependent on the presence or absence of snow cover, and temperature trends have been shown to be related to changes in snow cover. Its quantification in a changing climate is thus important for various environmental and economic impact assessments. Identification of snowmelt processes could significantly support water management, flood prediction and prevention.

Remote sensing provides a good understanding of snow cover and enable snow cover information to be assimilated into hydrological, land surface, meteorological and climate models for predicting snowmelt runoff, snow water resources and to warn about snow-related natural hazards.

This Special Issue invites and encourages to submit covering all instrumentation/sensors and methodologies/models/algorithms in remote sensing of snow parameters (snow extent, snow depth, snow wetness, snow density, snow water equivalent, etc.) and applications where remotely-sensed snow information are used for, including, but not limited to:

  • Remote sensing techniques and methods for snow
  • Modelling and retrieval algorithms of snow parameters
  • Multi-source and multi-sensor remote sensing of snow
  • Remote sensing and model integrated approaches of snow
  • Applications where remotely sensed snow information used for such as weather forecasting, flooding, avalanche, water management, traffic, health and sport, agriculture and forestry, climate scenarios, etc.
  • Copernicus Sentinels, etc.

Dr. Ali Nadir Arslan
Dr. Zuhal Akyurek
Guest Editors

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  • remote sensing
  • snow parameters
  • spatial and temporal variability of snow
  • snow hydrology
  • integration of remote sensing with models (hydrological, land surface, meteorological and climate)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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