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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Dynamic Permafrost Regions"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Benjamin M. Jones

U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 USA
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Interests: multi-sensor remote sensing of arctic landscapes; combining ground-based and space-based observations; thermokarst and other thaw related landscape dynamics; arctic lakes
Guest Editor
Dr. Annett Bartsch

Austrian Polar Research Institute, Vice-Director, c/o Universität Wien, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Managing Director, b.geos GmbH, Industriestrasse 1, 2100 Korneuburg, Austria
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Interests: microwave remote sensing; landsurface hydrology; frozen ground; snow; land cover
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Guido Grosse

Head of Periglacial Research Unit, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: Arctic terrestrial landscape dynamics; remote sensing of permafrost regions; permafrost thaw; permafrost geomorphology and hydrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The implications of widespread permafrost degradation are immense and include impacts to infrastructure, ecosystems, hydrology, and carbon cycling. More accurate measures of permafrost distribution, characteristics, and dynamics are needed for understanding past, present, and future permafrost region responses to climate and human disturbance. The development and application of remote sensing in permafrost regions is of importance for inventorying and observing the state and change of this essential component of the cryosphere.

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue in the journal Remote Sensing on “Remote Sensing of Dynamic Permafrost Regions”. We solicit manuscripts that use the multitude of remote sensing platforms and sensors available for describing permafrost region characteristics and dynamics. We welcome submissions that focus on multiple spatial and temporal scales as well as the integration of permafrost region field studies with remotely sensed data. We are particularly interested in submissions that deal with ice-rich permafrost landscapes and quantification of thermokarst and thaw-related landscape dynamics. Contributions that demonstrate the development of new techniques, data products, and/or highlight the challenges of remote sensing in permafrost regions are also encouraged.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us in regards to your potential submission to our special issue focused on “Remote Sensing of Dynamic Permafrost Regions”.

Dr. Benjamin M. Jones
Prof. Dr. Guido Grosse
Dr. Annett Bartsch
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Permafrost
  • Remote Sensing
  • Thermokarst
  • Permafrost Degradation
  • Ground Ice
  • Frozen Ground
  • Thaw Subsidence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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