Special Issue "Atmospheric Applications in Microwave Radiometry"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Francisco Navas-Guzmán
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Guest Editor
Atmospheric Data Division, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, CH-1530 Payerne, Switzerland
Interests: aerosols; water vapour, tropospheric and stratospheric temperature, climate, aerosol-cloud interactions; remote sensing observations of the atmosphere, including lidars and microwave radiometers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Passive microwave remote sensing measurements from satellites, airborne platforms, and ground-based stations have contributed uniquely and substantially to the study of atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, and climate change. One of the main advantages of this technique versus other techniques is that microwave radiometers can be operated in a long-term unattended mode under almost all weather conditions.

This Special Issue aims to present atmospheric research results in the field of passive microwave remote sensing. It will cover wide radiometry applications such as the determination of humidity and temperature structure, retrieval of cloud and precipitation properties, and observations of relevant trace gases. We also invite researchers to contribute with original research articles dealing with activities that are used to validate products from these observations. Contributions on fundamental aspects of microwave radiometry and atmospheric-application-driven innovation such as hardware development, radiometer calibration, and measurement configuration are welcome, as well as on inversion techniques and their uncertainty specification. We specifically encourage submitting papers that show the potential of combining microwave radiometer observations with other active or passive remote sensing observations, either from the ground or from space. The Special Issue also aims to address the use of microwave remote sensing data for now-casting and/or assimilation into NWP models for improving short-term weather forecasts.

Dr. Francisco Navas-Guzmán
Guest Editor

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. Atmosphere 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 1500 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.


  • Microwave radiometry
  • Atmospheric temperature
  • Water vapor and clouds
  • Wind measurements
  • Satellite validation
  • Trace gases
  • Inversion techniques
  • Uncertainty characterization
  • Data assimilation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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