Special Issue "Microwave Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2009)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner (Website)
Research Group Remote Sensing, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Fax: +43 1 58801 12299
Interests: remote sensing; geophysical parameter retrieval; airborne laser scanning; full-waveform lidar; radar remote sensing; soil moisture
Dr. Iain H. Woodhouse (Website)
Edinburgh Earth Observatory, School of GeoSciences, Geography Building, Drummond, Edinburgh EH8 9XP, UK
Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
Interests: radar remote sensing; polar decomposition methods for visualising SAR data; novel visualisation techniques for the analysis of multichannel remote sensing data; DEM generation and regional scale geomorphology; synergistic remote sensing of vegetation; macroecology and telemacroscopics
Microwave remote sensing is a very dynamic field driven by advances in space technique and sensor design, improvements in processing techniques and retrieval algorithms, and the increasing demand of data in geosciences. The big challenges for the future are to develop global climate datasets based on microwave observations and to establish new operational monitoring services in support to various applications such as weather forecasting, oceanography or hydrology. This special issue seeks contributions from all research and development areas in microwave remote sensing – from the design of future sensors, scattering and emission theory, geophysical parameter retrieval, to the development of operational microwave products and data assimilation capabilities. Particularly welcome are contributions dealing with the generation of essential climate variables (soil moisture, biomass, snow, precipitation, ocean salinity, sea ice, etc.) and studies preparing for the launch of new spaceborne microwave sensors.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
Dr. Iain H. Woodhouse
- active and passive microwave sensors
- scattering and emission theory
- geophysical parameter retrieval and uncertainty analysis
- SAR processing
- image and time series analysis
- operational microwave products
- applications and data assimilation