Special Issue "The Tools and Technical Bases to Reconstruct the Earth and Planetary Geological Processes and Their Outcomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: Remote Sensing on Earth and planetary surfaces
Interests: Tectonics and geomorphology of Earth systems
Geomorphic/geological processes on the Earth and planetary surfaces and their shallow subsurface include the scientific key codes to understand the past evolutions and the future destinies of our world. Therefore, monitoring and reconstructing the temporal and spatial evolution processes have been major interests of the scientific community. However, as demonstrated by current climate change research, geomorphological and geological processes, which usually run over long time spans and spatial domains, are not easily reconstructed or monitored by conventional observation methods and require novel technological developments that conquer the spatial and temporal resolution limits of our observations. Recent progress and achievements to satisfy such demands are demonstrated by numerous in-orbital remote sensing missions, for instance, space-borne altimeters, multi-pass synthetic aperture radar and stereo optical camera, and on-site measurement/tracing toolkits, including structure from motion techniques and light-weighted drone observations. It also includes the technology to measure the precise temporal origin, such as optically stimulated luminescence and the modeling scheme to simulate long term natural/anthropogenic processes on the topographies. The outcomes from those technical bases are frequently fed forward to the data fusion stage and merged into a big data analysis scheme; then the final outcomes unveil the sophisticated consequences of geologic and geomorphic processes on terrestrial and extraterrestrials bodies.
Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide reviews for innovative tools and technologies for exploring geomorphic/geological processes on the earth and planetary surface (and even the shallow sub-surface). The tools and technology imply that front-end approaches are necessary to identify, monitor, and model the past evolution and ongoing processes of geology and geomorphology; thus, all contributions from the development of in-orbital remote sensing algorithms, new sensor design, and advanced surface dating methodology are encouraged. A novel modeling scheme to simulate the long term geologic and geomorphic processes can be also included. It is expected that the technical design of each topic is presented together with its practical applications and/or simulation outcomes on any involved test areas. The spatial domain of contributed technical achievement is not limited only to terrestrial surfaces but can be extended to any solid planet or satellite and their shallow sub-surfaces as long as the target domain has involvement with geological and geomorphic processes.
Dr. Jungrack Kim
Dr. Tejpal Singh
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