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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Land System Mapping and Monitoring"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecological Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2904
Special Issue Editors
Interests: land system; desertification; heavy metals; land degradation; soil erosion; land-use management; environmental analysis; spatial analysis
Interests: land degradation; land use change; vegetation mapping; environmental impact assessment; satellite image analysis
Interests: land use change; ecological system mapping and monitoring; remote sensing application
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Special Issue Information
Land systems include the terrestrial result of human land use interactions with the natural environments (such as soil and surface cover). Understanding the status, response, and impact of different land systems (cropland, forest, rangeland, etc.) from perspectives on soil–cover interaction helps to mitigate and adapt to the changing environmental and socio-ecological context. Hence, a mapping, quantitative assessment, and long-term monitoring of the spatiotemporal structure and function of soil, land cover, and their interactions is a high-priority and urgently needed research hotspot for land system representation. Remote sensing techniques have advanced rapidly in the past decades, and such advances may provide us with knowledge about such demand for the characterization of land systems.
This issue is dedicated to newly developed approaches and corresponding applications to improve the observation of land systems from perspectives on soil–cover interactions and is related to the journal's scope of remote sensing applications, multi-spectral and hyperspectral remote sensing, change detection, image processing and pattern recognition, and so on.
Topics covering anything from the remotely sensed assessment and monitoring of various land systems using multisource data integration (e.g., multispectral, hyperspectral, and thermal), including various digital soil mapping, land cover classification, land/soil degradation and restoration, time series analysis, and other related subjects are welcome. Articles may address, but are not limited, to the following topics that focus on both remoted sensed algorithms and applications:
- Land system mapping;
- Digital soil mapping;
- Long-term histories of land system dynamics and impacts;
- Land system function assessment and management;
- Urban–rural teleconnections quantification;
- Modeling and forecasting land system change.
Prof. Dr. Danfeng Sun
Dr. Qiangqiang Sun
Prof. Dr. Wei Wei
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2500 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.
- land cover
- soil mapping
- structural and functional land system
- remote sensing mapping
- time series analysis
- simulated prediction
- land use management