Special Issue "Earth Radiation Budget"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2020).
Interests: Earth Radiation Budget; atmospheric remote sensing; climate monitoring; weather forecast
The Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) at the top of the atmosphere describes how the Earth gains energy from the Sun and loses energy to space through reflection of solar radiation and the emission of thermal radiation. The ERB is measured from space with dedicated remote sensing instruments. Its long-term monitoring is of fundamental importance for understanding climate change.
The most fundamental quantity to be monitored is the Earth Energy Imbalance, which is closely related to Ocean Heat Content.
In periods of increasing atmospheric aerosol load, there appears to occur a shift in the natural El Nino/La Nina oscillation towards a preferred La Nina state. This corresponds to a decrease in the global temperature rise and regional shifts in the tropical precipitation.
For this Special Issue, original contributions are invited focusing on ERB remote sensing instruments for either
- the establishment of past and current ERB Climate Data Records (CDRs)
- the outlook for continued or improved future ERB monitoring
- insight in climate change gained from the analysis of ERB CDRs.
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.
- Earth Radiation Budget
- instrument design
- data processing
- Climate Data Record
- data analysis