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Special Issue "Surface Mineral Allocation and Lithological Mapping Based on Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.
Interests: spectral property of materials, especially rocks and minerals; remote sensing, especially of geology, based on the spectral properties of materials; tectonics and structural geology with the combined approach of the field and the remote sensing studies in global, regional, and local scales, especially for the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding regions
The utilization of remote sensing in geology originates from the photogeology applied on aerial photography. The primary purpose of the 1st LANDSAT launched in 1972 was the exploration of nonrenewable resources, and data analysis was mainly based on photogeology. With the benefit of technological progress, many subsequent sensors have been developed, with rapidly improved spatial, radiometric, and spectral resolutions, which enable various forms of advanced analysis of remote sensing data. For example, multispectral observation at increased numbers of bands enables us to analyze surface mineralogy based on the spectral properties of the materials, which is directly linked to the theme of this Special Issue. It also enables geomorphological analysis, applying the topographic data derived from the sensor itself with the capability of stereo vision. Advanced image data processing methods have been developed, and data fusion with GIS is evolved for more detailed mapping and analysis. Recently, ASTER sensor onboard Terra has been quite utilized in geological studies, especially for mineralogical and lithological mapping with spectral observation. Satellite-borne hyperspectral sensors (for example, Hyperion on EO-1) have been developed, and several similar ones are planned to be launched into orbit in the near future. New innovative sensors for UAV and other platforms are expected to be developed, which will be useful for the study of mineralogy and lithology.
We would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent research linked to the title of this Special Issue “Surface Mineral Allocation and Lithological Mapping Based on Remote Sensing”, for example, concerning the following topics:
- Spectral properties of the surface materials (especially, minerals and rocks) in various wavelength regions (i.e., ultraviolet (UV; ~0.4 mm), visible and near infrared (VNIR; 0.4 ~3 mm), thermal infrared (TIR; 3 ~100mm), microwaves (MW; 100mm ~));
- Surface lithological/mineralogical mapping based on spectral properties of materials in UV, VNIR, TIR, MW or combinations thereof;
- Lithology/mineralogy using computational data processing;
- Lithology/mineralogy on the basis of geomorphological analysis;
- Validation of mapping with existing and/or newly collected geological information;
- Analysis of lithological/mineralogical mapping results related to structural geology;
- Mineralogical relationship between the regolith and the underlying outcrop;
- Deposition process of the surface rocks and minerals;
- Studies in and around the glaciers;
- Studies for the vegetated regions;
- Mineral development process on the particular cases (e.g., meteor impact);
- Relationship between the distribution of rocks/minerals and archeological/modern human activities;
- Thermo-dynamistic approach;
- Applications with SAR data;
- Applications with a hyperspectral sensor;
- Remote sensing of the Planets (e.g., moon and Mars);
- Data fusion with GIS;
- Mapping study in various scales (e.g., local, regional, and global);
- Innovative sensor systems for UAV and other platforms applicable to geological studies.
Mr. Yoshiki Ninomiya
Manuscript Submission Information
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