Special Issue "Air Quality Research Using Remote Sensing"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria João Costa
Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Institute of Earth Sciences, School of Science and Technology, University of Évora, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
Interests: atmospheric remote sensing; cloud and aerosol properties; radiative transfer modeling; radiative forcing; cloud–aerosol interactions; cloud–aerosol radiative effects; air and water quality remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Daniele Bortoli
Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Institute of Earth Sciences, School of Science and Technology, University of Évora, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
Interests: atmospheric sciences; air pollution control; differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS); ozone hole; optoelectronic remote sensing instrumentation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution is a worldwide environmental hazard with serious consequences not only for health and climate, but also for agriculture, ecosystems, and cultural heritage, among others. According to the WHO, there are 8 million premature deaths every year resulting from exposure to ambient air pollution. In addition, more than 90% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality is poor, exceeding the recommended limits, most of them in low- or middle-income countries. On the other hand, air pollution and climate influence each other through complex physicochemical interactions in the atmosphere, altering the Earth’s energy balance, with implications in climate change and air quality.

It is important to measure specific atmospheric parameters and pollutant compound concentrations, monitor their variations, and analyze the different scenarios aiming to assess air pollution levels and develop early warning and forecast systems as means to improve air quality and assure public health, in favor of a reduction in air pollution casualties and mitigation of climate change phenomena. This Special Issue invites contributions dealing with remote sensing of air quality, including combination with in situ data, modeling approaches, and synergy of different instrumentations and techniques.

Prof. Dr. Maria João Costa
Prof. Dr. Daniele Bortoli
Guest Editors

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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • Remote sensing
  • Air quality
  • Aerosols
  • Trace gases
  • Air pollution
  • Climate

Published Papers

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