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Special Issue "MISR"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmosphere Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. David J. Diner

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 233-200, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
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Phone: 8183546319
Interests: remote sensing instrument development; atmospheric optics; aerosol climate, environmental, and health impacts; planetary atmospheres
Guest Editor
Prof. Thomas P. Ackerman

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, Box 355672, Seattle, WA 98195 USA
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Interests: science and ethics of climate engineering; ocean–atmosphere coupling and the effects of cloud feedbacks; use of satellite and ground-based data to evaluate climate model cloud properties; aerosol impacts on climate
Guest Editor
Prof. Eugene E. Clothiaux

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, 503 Walker Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 USA
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Interests: atmospheric radiative transfer; ground- and satellite-based observations of clouds and the surface; cloud and radiative transfer parameterizations in numerical weather prediction and climate models; data assimilation
Guest Editor
Dr. Robert J. Swap

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 614, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
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Interests: atmosphere–land–ocean interactions; coupling between the natural and human environment; synergies between satellite and ground-based sensor networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument has been flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite for more than 18 years. The moderately high resolution observations at nine view angles have enabled the generation of long-term data records, which are still being acquired, of well-calibrated and georectified multiangular imagery; aerosol properties over land and ocean; aerosol plume injection heights and wind speeds; cloud-top heights, albedos, spatial textures, and height-resolved wind vectors; land surface bidirectional reflectance factors, albedos, and canopy structural parameters; maps of ice sheet roughness; and other Earth atmospheric and surface parameters that capitalize on the unique instrument design.

MISR data continue to be used in a diverse set of science applications, including studies of climate forcing and feedbacks, response by aerosols and clouds, impacts of particulate matter on human health, changes to structure of the land surface and cryosphere, and development of new remote sensing methodologies, such as passive mapping of tropospheric winds and their benefits for weather forecasting. The nearly two-decade-long record of MISR data makes it timely to announce a Special Issue devoted to MISR applications and results. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those mentioned above, with emphasis on recent scientific findings and studies making use of the long-term data record. Papers on novel algorithmic approaches, product validation, and long-term instrument calibration are also invited.

Dr. David J. Diner
Prof. Thomas P. Ackerman
Prof. Eugene E. Clothiaux
Dr. Robert J. Swap
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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • Multiangle imaging
  • Aerosol climate, environmental, and human health impacts
  • Cloud-climate interactions
  • Land surface structure
  • Aerosol-cloud-surface interactions

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