Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Water Resources"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015)
Dr. Deepak R. Mishra
Department of Geography, University of Georgia, 210 Field Street, Rm 212B, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Interests: Water quality (inland waters, estuaries, coastal, and open ocean waters); Wetlands health, productivity, and carbon sequestration; Benthic habitat mapping, Cyber-innovated environmental sensing
Dr. Eurico J. D’Sa
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, 306 Howe-Russell Geosciences Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: ocean color remote sensing; bio-optical properties of coastal and ocean waters; physical-biogeochemical interactions; optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter; coastal biogeochemical processes
Dr. Sachidananda Mishra
Remote Sensing Scientist, Dow Agrosciences, 9330 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
Interests: environmental remote sensing, remote sensing of coastal and open ocean waters, remote sensing and bio-geochemistry of harmful algal bloom, bio-optical algorithm development, ocean optics and satellite oceanography, climate change
Water resources, the major driving force on our planet, support numerous ecosystems and cultural services from maintaining biodiversity, nutrient cycling, and enhancing primary productivity; to recreation, ecotourism, transport, and other cultural uses. The pressure on water resources has been on the rise and will continue to increase in the coming years because of increased frequency of drought, urbanization, urban population growth, deforestation, increased use of fertilizers and pesticides, and spread of invasive species. Therefore, accurate, inexpensive, and fast monitoring tools using remote sensing technology are needed for timely implementation of conservation and restoration measures in problematic areas. This special issue on “remote sensing of water resources” is specifically designed to highlight some of the remote sensing-driven applied research currently being performed to solve the aforementioned problems in water resources. In addition to the specific topics listed below, manuscripts in the area of novel algorithm development, models for new satellite sensor, and long-term time series and trend analysis of water quality parameters for specific water bodies are also encouraged.
Authors are encouraged to submit articles with respect to the following topics.
List of topics to be covered in this special issue
- Nuisance blooms detection and management
- Coastal water quality issues (e.g., hypoxia, algal blooms, light limitation, pollutants)
- Submerged aquatic vegetation and benthic algae
- Effect of land use land cover change on water quality
- Nutrient management and water quality
- Draught and water quality
- Spread of invasive species and water quality
- Tools (software, GUI) used for monitoring water resources
Authors are required to check and follow specific Instructions to Authors, see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf.
Dr. Deepak R. Mishra
Dr. Eurico D’Sa
Dr. Sachidananda Mishra
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