Special Issue "Advances in Satellite-Based Mapping and Monitoring of Natural Disasters"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: satellite remote sensing, natural hazards
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Natural disasters cause significant damages and losses of human lives and property. These physical phenomena are caused either by rapid or slowly occurring events that can be hydrological (such as avalanches and floods), meteorological (cyclones and storms), geophysical (earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and volcanic eruptions), or climatological (such as extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires). With the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions, we are now in the „golden age of remote sensing“. Supported by a series of national satellites, the Sentinel satellites enable the mapping and monitoring of natural disasters at a hitherto unknown high spatial resolution and temporal frequency.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in satellite-based mapping and monitoring of natural disasters. You are encouraged to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting your latest research and developments in the areas of, but not limited to:
- Rapid mapping of natural disasters by means of Earth Observation data
- Remote-sensing-based monitoring of natural disasters
- Satellite-based long-term monitoring of slowly evolving natural disasters
- Combination of in situ measurements with Earth Observation data for monitoring natural disasters
- Monitoring of disaster recovery
Dr. Simon Plank
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