Special Issue "Estimating and Monitoring Forest Structure Using Remote Sensing Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: synthetic aperture radar; SAR interferometry; digital elevation models; SAR system design; forest mapping and monitoring; image processing; artificial intelligence
Interests: processing of stacks of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) images for environmental applications, with a special focus on target detection (e.g., ship and iceberg); change detection (e.g., deforestation), and classification (e.g., land cover)
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: SAR for Forest Mapping
Special Issue in Remote Sensing: SAR for Forest Mapping II
As a vital natural resource, forests are of extreme importance for all living beings on our planet. We would like to dedicate this Special Issue to documenting remote sensing-based methods for forest structure retrieval, forest degradation monitoring, and forest resources assessment. Well-prepared, unpublished submissions that address one or more of the following topics are solicited:
New methods for the retrieval of forest structure parameters from remote sensing data, including SAR and lidar
Combination of complementary SAR imaging methods (tomography, polarimetry, interferometry), lidar sensors as well as data fusion with optical to define novel approaches, concepts, and applications for forest structure mapping and monitoring
New methods and concepts for the quantitative assessment of forest biomass
Feasibility studies with new sensors, ranging from drones to spaceborne SAR systems and their applications to forestry
Comparison and benchmarking studies using various sensors and/or processing methods for forest structure retrieval
New approaches for the detection of forest changes and degradation
Artificial intelligence-based methods and multi-sensor data fusion for forest information retrieval
Dr. Paola Rizzoli
Dr. Armando Marino
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- forest structure
- remote sensing
- artificial intelligence
- data fusion