Special Issue "Monitoring Soil Degradation by Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: imaging spectroscopy of soil; spectral libraries; soil proxy; hyperspectral RS of soils rocks and minerals; sensor calibration
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Interests: soil spectroscopy; proximal and remote sensing in soil morning; Earth observation; soil contamination; chemometrics; machine learning in soil parameters analysis and monitoring
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Soil degradation includes a number of processes, ranging from soil erosion to soil contamination, which reduce the capability of soil to be a medium for plants to grow. Soil can be degraded chemically and physically. Chemical processes connect to parameters of the soil that tie to soil chemical components and their reactions, including salinity, fertility decline, and contamination, whereas physical processes describe alterations in particle size, soil structure, compaction status, and soil aggregation. Both chemical and physical processes can bring water loss and soil toxicity as well as other effects including erosion, deposition, and soil swelling that together lead to a reduction in soil productivity and fertility in space and time. Due to the dynamic nature of these effects, early monitoring can allow suppressive interventions before severe and irreversible soil problems arise. Methods to quantify soil degradation on a large scale with a proper domain are needed and must be studied, developed, and adopted. Various proximal and remote sensing disciplines such as laboratory and field sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, and airborne and spaceborne sensors are essential tools, well-suited for surveying large areas and monitoring soil degradation at a high temporal and spatial interval.
This Special Issue focuses on “Monitoring Soil Degradation using Proximal and Remote Sensing Techniques”. We seek articles that utilize remotely sensed data for degradation monitoring, including but not limited to the following:
- Innovative applications and methods in remote sensing of soil degradation, significant case studies;
- Novel data analytics for soil degradation modeling applications at different geographic scales;
- Multi-sensors and multi-resolution data analysis for degradation monitoring;
- Passive (optical and thermal) remote sensing for soil degradation monitoring;
- Active (mm and microwaves) remote sensing for soil degradation monitoring;
- Potential of the new generation of hyper and superspectral sensors in soil degradation monitoring;
- Soil contamination (e.g., natural gas, petroleum hydrocarbons, plastic, and potentially toxic elements) mapping and monitoring.
Prof. Eyal Ben-Dor
Dr. Asa Gholizadeh
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.
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- Soil degradation monitoring
- Soil modeling and mapping
- Soil contamination
- Active and passive remote sensing
- Optical and thermal remote sensing