Special Issue "Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Data"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Dr. Thomas Ruhtz
Freie Universität Berlin Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften (Institute for Space Sciences) Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, 12165 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: remote sensing; light scattering; polarization; retrieval of aerosol and cloud properties; radiative transfer; instrument design and technology
Atmospheric correction of airborne and satellite data is a hot topic of modern atmospheric optics. This subject is of paramount importance for exploration of terrestrial surface (land and ocean) using airborne and spaceborne observations. Absorption and scattering of light by aerosols, thin clouds and atmospheric gases must be accounted for in procedures of atmospheric correction. Advanced cloud screening algorithms must be applied to have accurate and robust atmospheric correction results.
Atmospheric correction of optical and thermal infrared imagery is a mature research field with a long history. Great progress has been achieved (especially in the last 40 years) in this area of general atmospheric research. However, more research is needed in this area. In particular, new fast codes for the solution of the inverse problem, based on multi-angular light intensity and polarization measurements, must be developed and applied to the problem of atmospheric correction on local/global scales, including real-time operational retrievals.
This Special Issue is aimed at the presentation of recent results in the general area of atmospheric correction of airborne and satellite measurements, the determination of terrestrial surface parameters, including validation of retrievals based on independent measurements.
Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky
Dr. Thomas Ruhtz
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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 correction
- Radiative transfer
- Bidirectional reflectance distribution function
- Light scattering
- Surface reflectance
- Airborne remote sensing
- Satellite remote sensing