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Monitoring Terrestrial Water Resource Using Multiple Satellite Sensors (Second Edition)

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 110

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School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Interests: hydrological remote sensing; water resources management; ocean optics
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Interests: application of satellite technology in hydrology and ocean; multi-source remote sensing processing; coastal/inland water applications
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School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Interests: lidar signal modelling and system simulation; signal processing and calibration/validation; coastal applications for satellite laser altimetry
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Ministry of Land and Resources P.R.C., Qingdao, China
Interests: oceanographical remote sensing; active and passive remote sensing applications in island and coastal zone

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, climate change and population growth have increased global demands for water resources, especially in arid and densely populated regions. In order to better implement water resource management in the future, it is critical to accurately evaluate terrestrial water resources (such as lakes, reservoirs, and rivers) and track their changes over time. Satellite technology (such as satellite altimeters, gravity satellites, optical remote sensing, and microwave remote sensing) provides an unprecedented tool to quantitatively monitor terrestrial water resources from local to global scales.

In this Special Issue, our focus is on the pioneering applications of multi-satellite techniques for the detailed observation and management of terrestrial water resources across scales, from local to global. We are particularly interested in the integration of multiple satellite sensors to enhance the monitoring and assessment of water resources. Submissions to this issue may cover a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, tracking lake/reservoir water levels and storage, monitoring river water levels and discharge, mapping shallow water bathymetry, and observing lake ice dynamics. This Special Issue aims to showcase the innovative use of multi-satellite strategies—especially the synergistic combination of different satellite sensors—in the fields of hydrology and limnology. We also invite submissions that present novel theories and methodologies in satellite technology applications for hydrology and related areas.

  • Monitoring surface water environments;
  • Assessing water resources and security;
  • Evaluating drought and flood risk;
  • Advancing water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Tracking lake/reservoir levels and storage;
  • Observing river levels and discharge;
  • Mapping the bathymetry of inland waters;
  • Surveying lake ice and snow cover;
  • Leveraging big data and machine learning in water resource monitoring;
  • Exploring other applications of satellite technology in hydrology and limnology.

Prof. Dr. Yao Li
Dr. Nan Xu
Dr. Yue Ma
Prof. Dr. Yi Ma
Guest Editors

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  • satellite sensors
  • terrestrial water resources
  • lake/reservoir/river/wetland
  • coast and ocean
  • hydrology
  • drought/flooding risk
  • water environment and security
  • sustainable development goals

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