Special Issue "Remote Sensing in Applied Geophysics"
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: closed (31 July 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: applied geophysics; passive seismic methods; landslide and glacier monitoring; rock mechanics; waterborne geophysics
Interests: applied geophysics; surface waves; seismic site characterization; geotechnical engineering; waterborne geophysics
Interests: applied geophysics; frequency and time-domain electromagnetic; magnetotelluric method; ground-penetrating radar; geophysical characterization of glaciers; water and contaminants
Applied geophysics analyzes the distribution of physical properties in the subsurface for a wide range of applications. Seismic, electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic methods are the most applied and well-established geophysical techniques. These methods share the advantages of being non-invasive and exploring wide areas of investigation with respect to conventional methods (e.g., drilling). Although the main relevance is in prospecting for natural resources, geophysical methods are also used as a valuable aid to geological, engineering, and environmental investigations at different scales.
Geophysical surveys are usually carried out deploying or moving the appropriate instrumentation directly on the ground surface. However, recent technological advances have brought the development of innovative acquisition systems more typical of the remote sensing community (e.g., airborne surveys).
At the same time, while applied geophysics mainly focuses on the subsurface, typical remote sensing techniques have the ability to accurately image the Earth’s surface with high-resolution investigations carried out by means of terrestrial, airborne, or satellite-based platforms. The integration of surface and subsurface information is often crucial for several purposes, including the processing of geophysical data, the characterization and time-lapse monitoring of surface and near-surface targets, and the reconstruction of highly detailed and comprehensive 3D models of the investigated areas.
In this Special Issue, we invite contributions focusing on recent and upcoming advances in the combined application of remote sensing and applied geophysics. Contributions showing the added value of surface reconstruction and/or monitoring in the processing, interpretation, and cross-comparison of geophyiscal techniques are particularly welcome. Contributions discussing the results of pioneering geophysical acquisitions by means of innovative remote systems are concurrently of interest.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- The role of surface topography inferred by remote sensing techniques on the acquisition, georeferencing, processing, and interpretation of geophysical data;
- Combined approaches for complex 3D characterization and modeling of surface and subsurface targets and/or processes;
- Multimethodological approaches for the monitoring of landslides, unstable rock masses, and/or issues of glacialised regions;
- Case studies showing critical comparisons between data derived from remote sensing, and on-site geophysical prospections for geological, hydrogeological, environmental engineering, rock mechanics, and culural heritage applications;
- Geophysical results obtained with remote acquisitions (e.g., geophysical sensors mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles or drones).
Dr. Chiara Colombero
Prof. Dr. Cesare Comina
Prof. Dr. Alberto Godio
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- Integration of remote sensing and applied geophysics
- 3D modeling
- Geophysical data acquisition, processing, and interpretation
- Seismic, electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic methods
- Photogrammetry, SAR, and laser scanning
- Monitoring techniques
- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) applied to geophysical prospecting