Special Issue "Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere"

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A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor John A. Reagan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 1230 E. Speedway, Bldg. 104, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
E-Mail: reagan@ece.arizona.edu
Phone: +1 520 621 6193
Interests: electromagnetic remote sensing; lidar; satellite lidar; solar spectral radiometry; atmospheric optics; aerosol and cloud retrieval techniques; optical remote sensing systems and system calibration techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advancing our understanding and quantification of global/regional climate change as well as improving weather prediction depend critically on the information provided through remote sensing. These advances can only be achieved with the continuation/enhancement of existing successful remote sensing programs, plus the addition of promising new remote sensing approaches. Optical remote sensing of the atmosphere, via satellites, airborne platforms and ground-based systems, is and will continue to be of key importance in these efforts. This special issue invites contributions on research projects/programs and instruments for optical remote sensing of the atmosphere which now provide, or offer the promise of providing, significant results in support of investigations of global/regional climate change. Submissions addressing both active and passive remote sensing approaches are encouraged. Paper topics such as sensing atmospheric trace gases, aerosols, clouds, winds and temperature are all of interest. While emphasis will be placed on contributions presenting new results, novel sensing approaches, innovative research ideas and the like, review and status-of-the-field contributions are also welcomed.

Professor John A. Reagan
Guest Editor

Submission

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Keywords

  • satellite, airborne and ground-based lidar
  • DIAL
  • HSRL
  • Ramen lidar
  • multi-spectral solar radiometry/sun photometry
  • trace gas sensing
  • aerosol sensing
  • cloud sensing
  • satellite spectral radiometry (UV, Vis & NIR)
  • retrieval/inverse techniques and applications
  • sky radiance sensing
  • sky polarimetry

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p. 443-469
by , , , , , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2014, 6(1), 443-469; doi:10.3390/rs6010443
Received: 2 October 2013; in revised form: 25 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 30 December 2013
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p. 6717-6766
by , III, , , , , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6717-6766; doi:10.3390/rs5126717
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013
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p. 6223-6240
by , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6223-6240; doi:10.3390/rs5126223
Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 14 November 2013 / Accepted: 15 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013
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p. 6241-6259
by , , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6241-6259; doi:10.3390/rs5126241
Received: 31 August 2013; in revised form: 2 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013
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p. 6284-6304
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Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6284-6304; doi:10.3390/rs5126284
Received: 23 September 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013
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p. 6079-6095
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Remote Sens. 2013, 5(11), 6079-6095; doi:10.3390/rs5116079
Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 27 October 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013
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p. 4593-4628
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Remote Sens. 2013, 5(9), 4593-4628; doi:10.3390/rs5094593
Received: 5 August 2013; in revised form: 7 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
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p. 4187-4208
by , , , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(9), 4187-4208; doi:10.3390/rs5094187
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 22 August 2013 / Accepted: 22 August 2013 / Published: 27 August 2013
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p. 3872-3895
by , , , , , , , ,  and
Remote Sens. 2013, 5(8), 3872-3895; doi:10.3390/rs5083872
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013
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p. 3397-3414
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Remote Sens. 2013, 5(7), 3397-3414; doi:10.3390/rs5073397
Received: 29 April 2013; in revised form: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 9 July 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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