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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Air Pollution"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecological Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 2307
Special Issue Editors
Interests: anthropogenic aerosols; air pollution monitoring; deep learning modeling
Interests: satellite-based anthropogenic aerosol; atmospheric environment pollution; deep learning modeling
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Special Issue Information
The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that 12.6 million deaths are associated with unhealthy environments each year across the globe, particularly in South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions, where the majority of air-pollution-linked deaths have been recorded. Meanwhile, the urbanization process has a significant negative effect on air pollutant concentrations. Thus, the accurate monitoring of air pollution with continuous spatiotemporal coverage is urgently required. Spaceborne remote sensing has been employed widely for the retrieval of information on various air pollutants, especially particulate matter. However, there are still limited studies on retrieving data on trace gases (e.g., O3, NO2, SO2, CO) and other aerosols (e.g., organic carbons) which significantly affect the ecosystem and climate. The spatiotemporal distribution of air pollutants and how they are affected by urbanization require still more research. Advanced techniques such as machine learning provide unprecedented opportunities to aggregate multi-source data for air pollution monitoring and estimation, which benefits further studies of air pollution exposure and deepens the understanding of the spatiotemporal characteristics of air pollutants.
This Special Issue aims to discuss the satellite-based monitoring and estimation of air pollution at urban, national or global scales for trace gases and aerosols and the interaction between pollutants and human activities or urbanization. Authors are encouraged to use multi-source data and advanced techniques such as machine learning models to improve the retrieval accuracy.
The potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Improving air pollution retrieval techniques by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.
- Investigating the variables, relations of pollutions and spatiotemporal characteristics for improving air pollution retrieval accuracy.
- Synergizing multi-source data for air pollution retrieval.
- Long-term historical air pollution data reconstruction.
- Air pollution near-real-time monitoring.
- Investigating the relation between pollution and human activity or landscape patterns.
- Analysis of effect of urbanization on spatiotemporal changes of air pollutants.
Dr. Ziyue Chen
Dr. Xing Yan
Dr. Zhen Wang
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 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.
- satellite-based monitoring
- air pollution monitoring and estimation
- trace gases (O3, NO2, SO2, CO)
- machine learning-based modeling
- multi-source data
- spatiotemporal characteristics
- effect of urbanization, landscape patterns or human activity