Special Issue "Aerosol Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2018)
Atmospheric aerosols play a key role in climate forcing, climate feedback mechanisms, air pollution and health and understanding their role requires a multidisciplinary approach. Remote sensing via satellite, surface and airborne instrumentation can provide measurements of aerosol that are unique in their spatial and temporal coverage and are a prime tool for validation of numerical models of aerosol production, dispersion and deposition and for testing the fidelity of air quality, weather and climate models.
This special issue seeks contributions across the full range of scales of remote sensing of aerosols from satellite measurements with a global perspective, through aircraft mounted instrumentation with a more regional focus through to surface based remote sensing with a more local focus. Submissions relating to remote sensing of anthropogenic aerosols from industrial, biomass burning and agricultural sources and natural aerosols from volcanic eruptions, mineral dust, sea-salt and biogenic aerosols are all encouraged. Submissions focussing on regional and global aerosol model evaluation are encouraged as are validation efforts focussing on assessing the fidelity of remote sensing retrievals themselves. Submissions relating to intensive field campaign measurements that aim to provide a holistic assessment of the spatial distribution, aerosol-radiation interactions, aerosol-cloud interactions, climatic and health impacts are particularly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. James Haywood
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 1800 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.