Special Issue "SAR for Natural Hazard "
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: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: remote sensing; geohazards; volcanology; hydrology; landslides; seismic hazards
Interests: SAR; InSAR; multi-temporal analysis; cryosphere; natural hazards
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Recent natural disasters and their associated death tolls and financial costs have put mitigation of natural hazards at the forefront of societal needs. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) provides all-weather and night-and-day capability to remotely monitor the Earth’s surface. SAR offers high spatial coverage and temporal repeatability with data available within hours to days after a natural disaster, thereby providing a unique opportunity to advance our understanding and improve the mitigation of natural hazards. Almost 30 years of SAR data are available, with new data being collected every few days that can be used to precisely map topography, track small movements of the ground surface, characterize land-use change, and map damage to infrastructure. SAR data therefore helps improve our understanding of the processes involved in various natural hazards.
This Special Issue focuses on new applications that highlight the role of SAR data in strengthening our ability to prepare for, withstand, and recover from natural disasters. We are inviting submissions including, but not limited to, hazards associated with:
- Land subsidence
- Wild fires
We seek studies involving the quantification of topography, surface deformation (with interferometric SAR or pixel-offset techniques), mapping of land use and geology (from difference in scattering properties), or mapping of damage from natural disasters. We also invite submissions that use SAR data to improve rapid responses and provide early warning for natural disasters. We invite kilometer- to continental-scale studies relying either on recently acquired data or on a compilation of archived data acquired from satellite, airplane, or ground-based radar systems.
Dr. Estelle Chaussard
Dr. Pietro Milillo
Dr. Alexander Handwerger
Dr. Hélène Le Mével
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural hazards
- seismic cycle
- land subsidence
- hazard monitoring
- natural disaster rapid response
- early warning