Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Carbon Fluxes and Stocks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Remote sensing of vegetation, ecosystem modeling, soil-vegetation interactions, phenology, carbon and nitrogen cycles
Interests: Carbon cycle; remote sensing; climate-vegetation interactions; upscaling; terrestrial biosphere modeling
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Forest Resilience to Extreme Events
Much concern has been raised regarding the extent to which rapid climate change and human activities affect ecosystem function and services. Quantifying carbon fluxes and stocks is essential for helping us understand the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and anthropogenic activities. Remote sensing observations are valuable for estimating carbon fluxes and stocks of terrestrial ecosystems and for assessing the impacts of the changing climate and anthropogenic drivers on the terrestrial carbon cycle at various spatial and temporal scales.
This Special Issue aims at compiling the most recent research on quantifying, modeling, and monitoring the terrestrial carbon fluxes and stocks using remote sensing data and techniques at landscape, regional, or global scales.
Specifically, we invite the following contributions based on various remote sensing data (e.g., passive optical remote sensing, microwave remote sensing, lidar, solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence) and techniques (e.g., synergy and integration of various remotely sensed data, model–data fusion):
1) Estimating carbon fluxes at a variety of spatiotemporal scales;
2) Estimating aboveground biomass at different spatial scales;
3) Quantifying errors and uncertainties of carbon flux and/or stock estimates;
4) Assessing interannual variability and long-term trends of carbon fluxes and/or stocks;
5) Examining the terrestrial carbon cycle integrating remotely sensed data and modeling approaches;
6) Understanding the carbon–climate feedbacks at regional to global scales.
Dr. Bassil El Masri
Dr. Jingfeng Xiao
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.
- Carbon fluxes
- Aboveground biomass
- Remote sensing
- Carbon cycle
- Uncertainty analysis
- Carbon–climate feedbacks