Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Solar Surface Radiation"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Dr. Richard Müller
Accurate information of solar surface radiation is needed in many fields, e.g. climate monitoring, solar energy, water and energy cycles, land surface studies, Earth system modeling. Satellite based surface radiation data is the only observational source of information in many regions of the world, which illustrates the importance of satellite based solar surface radiation. The accurate retrieval of solar surface radiation is therefore an important task and challenge, and the basic challenge is the same for all methods. Solar surface radiation is not measured directly, but has to be derived from the reflections measured by the satellite instruments. The complex interactions of radiation with the atmosphere and surface require the development and application of special methods. Such development of respective remote sensing methods started shortly after the launch of the first operational meteorological satellites. Since that time progress has been quite remarkable, but still significant improvements of the methods are needed in order to gain better accuracy and precision which is necessary for many application fields. The new generation of satellites offers more information about atmospheric states, which can be further explored for better accuracy. However, for many applications (e.g., climate monitoring, water energy cycles), methods are also needed which can be applied to the older satellites that usually have fewer spectral channels and a lower resolution. For these satellites, the specific challenge is to achieve high accuracy with fewer channels and to deal with calibration issues, such as gaps and flaws in satellite raw data.
We would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent research with respect to the following topics.
- Remote Sensing of direct irradiance: Methods and evaluations.
- Remote Sensing of global irradiance (solar surface irradiance): Methods and evaluations
- Remote Sensing of daylight and PAR: Methods and evaluations.
- Remote Sensing of UV: Methods and evaluations.
- Remote Sensing of spectrally resolved surface irradiance: Methods and evaluations.
- Remote Sensing of surface albedo: Methods and evaluations.
- Comparison and evaluation of different remote sensing methods.
- Improvement and evaluation of input data needed for the retrieval of solar surface irradiance.
- Review articles covering one or more of these topics are also welcome.
Authors are required to check and follow specific Instructions to Authors, see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf.
Dr. Richard Müller
Manuscript Submission Information
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