Special Issue "Advances of Remote Sensing Inversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Dr. Oleg Dubovik
Director de Recherche, CNRS, University of Lille-1, 59655 Villeneuve D'ascq Cedex, France
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Interests: Atmospheric Remote Sensing; Inversion Algorithm; Optical Diagnostic; Light Scattering; Atmospheric Radiative Transfer; Aerosol Retrieval; Inverse Modeling; Numerical Inversion; Statistical Estimation Theory
Dr. Feng Xu
Remote sensing is a major tool for studying the atmosphere - surface system of the Earth and other planets. During the past five decades radiation measurements from satellites, aircraft and the ground have been successfully employed for characterizing radiative properties of land, ocean, atmospheric gases, aerosols, clouds, etc. One of the challenges of the remote sensing approaches is the development of a reliable procedure for inversion of the observations. The inversion is particularly crucial and demanding for interpreting highly complex measurements wherein many unknowns must be determined simultaneously. Therefore, the deployment and evolution of remote sensing with various observational capabilities should inevitably be coupled with significant investments in the inverse algorithm developments. This special issue is dedicated to unite publications emphasizing the various aspects of numerical inversion in diverse remote sensing applications. The contributions are expected to address such important attributes of inversion as optimum accounting for errors in the data and inverting multi-source data with different levels of accuracy, utilizing a priori information and ancillary data, synergy retrievals using complimentary measurements or modeling considerations of different nature, inverse modeling and data assimilation, retrieval errors estimations, clarifying the potential of different mathematical inverse and other operations and methodologies, accelerating and optimizing performance of existing formal inverse operations, comprehensive validation of retrieval results, etc. The development of forward models for light propagation and radiation in a complex media are also welcome provided they open opportunities for establishing improved retrieval approaches.
Thus, in this Special Issue, we encourage submissions focusing on various aspects of inversion in diverse Remote Sensing applications, including, but not limited to:
- Satellite, airborne and ground-based remote sensing of atmosphere;
- Characterization of aerosol, cloud and atmospheric gases properties;
- Land and ocean surface characterization and atmospheric correction;
- Data assimilation and fusion of modeling and observations.
Dr. Oleg Dubovik
Dr. Feng Xu
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- Atmosphere Remote Sensing
- Atmospheric correction
- Numerical Inversion
- Retrieval techniques
- Light scattering
- Inverse Modeling