Atmosphere Remote Sensing
A section of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Atmospheric variables, such as clouds, aerosols, water vapor, precipitation, wind, as well as chemical components play a key role in many different fields, e.g. renewable energy, water balance, air quality, UV index, weather, and climate. The observation and analysis of these variables is therefore essential for life on earth and well-being.
In-situ measurements of atmospheric variables are almost nonexistent over the ocean and only rarely available in rural regions. Further, many dense networks of well maintained in-situ measurements are currently more sparse within the scope of automation. Thus, remote sensing is the only observational source for monitoring and analysis of the atmosphere for the major part of the globe. Moreover, modern satellite instruments as well as ground-based LIDAR, ceilometer and radar provide information about the atmosphere that cannot be gained from in-situ observations. Remote sensing of the atmosphere is therefore key for a better understanding of atmospheric processes especially of the climate and weather system. Further, Remote sensing data is essential for efficient planning and use of solar and wind energy systems.
That said, remote sensing is not a direct measurement as the information needs to be retrieved, which often requires sophisticated methods and high level expert knowledge, making remote sensing of the atmosphere a modern and ground-breaking scientific field. Remote sensing is very important for our life and environment and quite challenging from a scientific point of view.
We invite authors to submit their articles to Remote Sensing in order to improve current knowledge of remote sensing of the atmosphere. Articles addressing retrieval methods, validation of remote sensing data, calibration and applications based on remote sensing data are welcome.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Advances in Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Cloud Properties over Ocean (Deadline: 31 January 2019)
- Application of Ground and Space Based Remote Sensing for Air Pollution (Deadline: 31 August 2019)
- Assessment of Quality and Usability of Climate Data Records (Deadline: 20 November 2018)
- Atmospheric Pollen/Fungus Remote Sensing (Deadline: 1 November 2018)
- Earth Radiation Budget (Deadline: 31 March 2019)
- Feature Papers for Section Atmosphere Remote Sensing (Deadline: 31 December 2018)
- High Resolution Active Optical Remote Sensing Observations of Aerosols, Clouds and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions and Their Implication to Climate (Deadline: 1 March 2019)
- MISR (Deadline: 19 October 2018)
- New Perspectives for Atmospheric Correction: Theory, Methods and Applications (Deadline: 30 June 2019)
- Radar Meteorology (Deadline: 31 May 2019)
- Radar Polarimetry—Applications in Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (Deadline: 31 January 2019)
- Remote Sensing Methods and Applications for Traffic Meteorology (Deadline: 30 June 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Energy Meteorology (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Air Quality (Deadline: 31 March 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Components and Water Vapor (Deadline: 31 January 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Conditions for Wind Energy Applications (Deadline: 1 November 2018)
- Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Properties (Deadline: 31 October 2018)
- Remote Sensing of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Earth’s Atmosphere (Deadline: 28 February 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Clouds (Deadline: 30 June 2019)
- Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes (Deadline: 31 December 2018)
- Remote Sensing of Low-Level Liquid Water Clouds and Fog (Deadline: 31 December 2018)
- Satellite Derived Global Atmosphere Product Validation/Evaluation (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Solar Radiation, Modelling and Remote Sensing (Deadline: 31 October 2018)
- Urban Heat Island Remote Sensing (Deadline: 31 October 2018)
- Weather Forecasting and Modeling Using Satellite Data (Deadline: 31 October 2019)