Special Issue "Satellite Climate Data Records and Applications"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2016).
Interests: remote sensing and modeling of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases; radiative transfer calculations; study of climate forcing and air quality impact of aerosols and greenhouse gases
Interests: calibration and validation for microwave satellite observation; retrieval of hydrological products with passive microwave sensors; climate-ecosystem interactions and climate change; remote sensing of vegetation; satellite data evaluation, fusion and application
Interests: creation of homogenized radiance data sets from microwave and infrared satellite measurements for climate monitoring and evaluation of climate models
Interests: remote sensing; hydrology; land surface model; data assimilation; climate change
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: A Review of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval
Due to rapid advances in the past half-century in climate change observations, especially satellite observations from passive and active sensors, on-board both geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites, climate observation is transitioning from the practice of individual, regional, and short term observations to multiple, global, and long-term observations. Thus, long-term consistent Earth satellite observations and data records are becoming indispensable for providing information for improved detection, attribution, and prediction of global climate and environmental changes, as well as for helping decision makers and society to respond and adapt to the change and variability in a resilient fashion. The National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Science recommended the development of climate data records (CDRs) from environmental satellites in its 2004 and 2008 review reports. This Special Issue seeks papers addressing the development, production, and analysis of long-term satellite CDRs along with CDR applications in the study of climate and environment changes.
Specific Instructions to Authors can be found at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf
Potential topics include:
- Development and production of CDRs from satellite observations.
- Inter-satellite calibration approaches and retrieval methods for CDR development.
- Uncertainty analysis and validation of CDR products.
- Trend detection and climate variability analysis using CDRs.
- Applications of CDRs in monitoring climate and environmental changes.
- Usage of CDRs in numerical weather reanalysis and climate projection.
- Studies of societal benefit of CDRs on serving the public sectors, including agriculture, forestry, energy, health, tourism, transportation, water, fisheries, etc.
Dr. Xuepeng Zhao
Dr. Wenze Yang
Dr. Viju John
Prof. Dr. Hui Lu
Dr. Ken Knapp
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 2400 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.
- climate data record (cdr)
- satellite observation
- calibration and validation
- retrieval algorithms and methods
- data development and production
- climate and environmental changes
- trend detection and variability analysis