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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Energy Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: surface solar irradiance resource and forecasting; aerosol and cloud optical properties; radiative transfer modelling; satellite observations; all-sky imagers and short-term forecasting; geostatistical algorithms for mapping applications; surface radiation monitoring
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Interests: boundary-layer meteorology; wind profile within and above the surface boundary-layer; wind energy; wind Lidar; ceilometer; boundary-layer height
The renewable energy sector has seen explosive growth over the last decade, allowing solar/wind energy farms to become more efficient and to be manufactured at lower costs. However, all areas do not have the same energy potential; thus, the need to further understand and efficiently use available solar/wind resources is a key motivation for research.
During the last decade, remote sensing observations have been widely used in solar/wind energy applications.
Concerning solar energy, satellite-derived surface solar irradiance measurements are necessary for high-resolution solar resource assessment as well as short-term forecasting. Sky imagers are widely used to deal with the high spatial and temporal variability of clouds as well as to deal with the challenging task of solar resource assessment and forecasting in very short spatial and time scales.
Wind energy today is a mature and commercially competitive technique for energy generation. However, wind resources are highly variable in time and space. This has spurred the development and application of remote sensing techniques for wind energy applications. The leading remote sensing techniques are Lidars (wind Lidars and ceilometers), radars, and satellites.
The proposed Special Issue aims to incorporate contributions from both industry and academia that address all aspects of remote sensing of energy meteorology, from scientific fundamentals to practical energy industry needs. In addition, this issue will highlight the latest scientific/technological developments in this field of study.
Dr. Andreas Kazantzidis
Prof. Sven-Erik Gryning
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 2000 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.
- Solar resource and forecasting
- Solar energy remote sensing
- Clouds and aerosols
- Lidar, radar and satellite techniques (with an emphasis on wind and boundary-layer height)
- Wind energy and wind power meteorology (for resource assessment)
- Atmospheric turbulence and gusts (for wind turbine load calculations)
- Wake measurements and modelling (individual wind turbines and between wind farms)
- Use of remote sensing for wind energy forecasts