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Special Issue "Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using Geospatial Technologies"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
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Interests: Hyperspectral data analysis; remote sensing; invasive species mapping and monitoring; land cover change detection; image processing
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The overall goal of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to explore and evaluate the potential of application of geospatial technologies such as remote sensing, GIS, GPS and spatial statistics in mapping, predicting, monitoring and assessing natural disasters. Natural disasters, including floods, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides can cause immense loss of life and/or property. A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth. Such processes could be efficiently investigated and well understood with modern geospatial technologies.
Specifically, this Special Issue aims to provide an outlet for rapid, widely accessible publication of peer-reviewed studies utilizing geospatial technologies to map, monitor, predict, and assess natural disasters. This special issue aims to cover, without being limited to, the following areas:
- Wildfires: Hotspot detection and burn scar mapping using satellite remote sensing data, GIS, GPS, etc.;
- Landslides: Monitoring, mapping and assessing landslides using RADAR/LiDAR and/or optical remote sensing devices, GIS and GPS;
- Earthquakes/tsunamis: Mapping condition pre- and post-, and evaluation of loss and damage after earthquakes/tsunamis using multitemporal remote sensing and GIS techniques.
- Other natural disasters: Volcanic eruptions, flooding and tornado/hurricane damage, etc. using geospatial technologies and modeling tools.
Dr. Ruiliang Pu
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. Geosciences 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 1000 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.
- Geospatial technology
- Remote sensing
- Spatial statistics
- Hotspot detection
- Burn scar mapping
- Landslide monitoring
- Assessment after disaster