Special Issue "Atmospheric Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2010)
Dr. Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Otto Hahn Allee 1, D-28234 Bremen, Germany
Interests: remote sensing; light scattering; radiative transfer; inverse problems; atmospheric optics; retrieval of aerosol and cloud properties from spaceborne observations
Terrestrial atmosphere contains various gases and also condensed matter in forms of clouds and aerosol particles. Its chemical composition varies with time and highly dependent on a particular location. Also gases, atmospheric aerosol, and clouds are not independent entities but they highly interact. In particular, clouds can not form in atmosphere containing no aerosol and a large fraction of atmospheric aerosol is created in atmosphere from a gaseous phase.
An important scientific question is related to the quantification of the spatial distribution of various pollutants (e.g., particulate matter, NO2, SO2, organic compounds, soot, etc.) and also influence of changes in atmospheric composition on climate. The correspondent issues can be addressed only on the basis of observations, preferably using global satellite measurements.
The focus of this special issue is on the modern methods of atmospheric remote sensing, including remote sensing of
- trace gases;
- atmospheric aerosol.
Dr. Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- atmospheric aerosol
- trace gases
- remote sensing
- radiative transfer
- inverse theory
- light scattering and absorption
- environmental optics
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(7), 1767-1796; doi:10.3390/rs2071767
Received: 4 June 2010; in revised form: 24 June 2010 / Accepted: 5 July 2010 / Published: 14 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (572 KB)
Communication: Determination of Backscatter-Extinction Coefficient Ratio for LIDAR-Retrieved Aerosol Optical Depth Based on Sunphotometer Data
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(9), 2127-2135; doi:10.3390/rs2092127
Received: 5 August 2010; in revised form: 6 September 2010 / Accepted: 6 September 2010 / Published: 9 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (622 KB)
Article: Meteorological Influence on Predicting Air Pollution from MODIS-Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness: A Case Study in Nanjing, China
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(9), 2136-2147; doi:10.3390/rs2092136
Received: 20 July 2010; in revised form: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 5 September 2010 / Published: 13 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (187 KB)
Article: Interferometric vs Spectral IASI Radiances: Effective Data-Reduction Approaches for the Satellite Sounding of Atmospheric Thermodynamical Parameters
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(10), 2323-2346; doi:10.3390/rs2102323
Received: 13 August 2010; in revised form: 29 August 2010 / Accepted: 25 September 2010 / Published: 30 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (477 KB)
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(10), 2347-2368; doi:10.3390/rs2102347
Received: 27 August 2010; in revised form: 28 September 2010 / Accepted: 30 September 2010 / Published: 11 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (2321 KB)
Article: Seven Years’ Observation of Mid-Upper Tropospheric Methane from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
Remote Sens. 2010, 2(11), 2509-2530; doi:10.3390/rs2112509
Received: 20 September 2010; in revised form: 28 October 2010 / Accepted: 5 November 2010 / Published: 9 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (439 KB)
Remote Sens. 2011, 3(1), 145-166; doi:10.3390/rs3010145
Received: 21 November 2010; in revised form: 5 January 2011 / Accepted: 5 January 2011 / Published: 11 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (708 KB)
Article: Global Characterization of CO2 Column Retrievals from Shortwave-Infrared Satellite Observations of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Mission
Remote Sens. 2011, 3(2), 270-304; doi:10.3390/rs3020270
Received: 7 December 2010; in revised form: 8 February 2011 / Accepted: 9 February 2011 / Published: 14 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1753 KB)
Article: Global Distribution of Cloud Top Height as Retrieved from SCIAMACHY Onboard ENVISAT Spaceborne Observations
Remote Sens. 2011, 3(5), 836-844; doi:10.3390/rs3050836
Received: 21 February 2011; in revised form: 13 April 2011 / Accepted: 19 April 2011 / Published: 27 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (839 KB)
Last update: 14 January 2011