Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Forest Cover Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 September 2018).
Interests: optical and microwave remote sensing; tropical forest dynamics; above-ground biomass estimation
Forests are an important sink of carbon and biodiversity worldwide, and they cover all major land masses, from boreal to tropical regions. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to have a good understanding of all processes leading to forest cover change, such as deforestation, degradation, afforestation and regeneration. Data obtained from Earth Observation (EO) platforms are critical in providing a systematic and temporally resolved assessment of those changes. The current availability of long-term Landsat sensor data and the launch of Sentinel-1A/1B and -2A/2B are fostering the development of new approaches to better characterize temporal changes of forests. Furthermore, advances on high performance and cloud computing, machine learning, high quality temporal datasets (e.g., Landsat collection 1), as well as the development of datacube formats, are increasingly facilitating the analysis of forest cover change and the temporal dynamics of forest biophysical parameters.
This Special Issue seeks to improve our understanding of current methods and datasets to characterise forest cover dynamics worldwide. Therefore, submissions covering the following (non-exhaustive) topics in the scope of forest cover change are very welcome:
- Interoperability of optical datasets (e.g., Landsat and Sentinel-2)
- Data fusion from optical and microwave sensors
- Analysis of long time-series
- Representing uncertainty
- Big data approaches
- (Near) real-time applications
- Temporal dynamics of forest biophysical parameters
- Forest biomass/carbon change
Dr. Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga
Manuscript Submission Information
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- forest cover change
- remote sensing
- temporal analysis
- early-warning systems