Special Issue "Cryospheric Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Dr. Gareth Rees
Scott Polar Research Institute, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 1ER, UK
Phone: 01223 336575
Fax: 01223 336549
Interests: remote sensing of glaciers; dynamics of snow cover; impact of industrial pollution on high-latitude vegetation; impact of reindeer grazing on tundra vegetation; PPS arctic/tundra-taiga initiative
The cryosphere—the Earth's icy regions—embraces sea ice, lake and river ice, ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers, icebergs, snow cover, permafrost and frozen ground generally. The above-surface part of the cryosphere occupies around one sixth of the Earth's surface, and is located in places that are generally very remote from human habitation and infrastructure, and in challenging climatic conditions. Its study is thus well suited to the use of remote sensing techniques, especially those operated from spaceborne platforms, and snow and ice research was early to adopt remote sensing methods and to develop new algorithms for extracting information from them. Quantitative data on the cryosphere are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of the behaviour of the global climate system, as well as for more locally centred applications, and some of the best known and most telling indications of climatic behaviour have been obtained from cryospheric measurements. In this special issue of Remote Sensing, we hope to be able to present a broad view of the state of the art in cryospheric remote sensing. Contributions are invited that present new measurements of any of the components of the cryosphere using data collected from spaceborne or airborne (including UAV) platforms with passive or active remote sensing systems, or new ways of collecting or analysing remotely sensed data. Review papers are also welcome.
Dr. Gareth Rees
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- sea ice
- river ice
- lake ice
- ice sheet
- ice cap
- frozen ground
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(7), 6183-6220; doi:10.3390/rs6076183
Received: 25 March 2014; in revised form: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014| PDF Full-text (1233 KB)
Article: Estimation of Mass Balance of the Grosser Aletschgletscher, Swiss Alps, from ICESat Laser Altimetry Data and Digital Elevation Models
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(6), 5614-5632; doi:10.3390/rs6065614
Received: 19 November 2013; in revised form: 30 May 2014 / Accepted: 30 May 2014 / Published: 17 June 2014| PDF Full-text (936 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Investigating High-Resolution AMSR2 Sea Ice Concentrations during the February 2013 Fracture Event in the Beaufort Sea
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(5), 3841-3856; doi:10.3390/rs6053841
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014| PDF Full-text (29314 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(3), 2008-2023; doi:10.3390/rs6032008
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 21 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014| PDF Full-text (1882 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(2), 1451-1475; doi:10.3390/rs6021451
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 31 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014| PDF Full-text (5226 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Estimating Temperature Fields from MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Air Temperature Observations in a Sub-Arctic Alpine Environment
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(2), 946-963; doi:10.3390/rs6020946
Received: 6 November 2013; in revised form: 24 December 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2014 / Published: 24 January 2014| PDF Full-text (517 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Melt Patterns and Dynamics in Alaska and Patagonia Derived from Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(1), 603-620; doi:10.3390/rs6010603
Received: 23 October 2013; in revised form: 24 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 6 January 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (3021 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6305-6322; doi:10.3390/rs5126305
Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 6 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013| PDF Full-text (7121 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 23 April 2013