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Special Issue "Tropical Cyclones Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 March 2020.
Interests: satellite oceanography; microwave remote sensing; marine atmospheric boundary layer process studies; marine pollution monitoring; air–sea interactions
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Interests: microwave remote sensing; sea surface winds; sea surface heights; scatterometry; radiometry; synthetic aperture radar; tropical cyclones; planetary science; planetary rotation models; neural networks
Interests: satellite remote sensing; scatterometry; synthetic aperture radars; microwave radiometry; sea surface wind, wind stress, and salinity retrievals; calibration; forward modelling; measurement error modelling; quality control; non-linear inversion; data assimilation
Interests: satellite oceanography; microwave remote sensing; scatterometry; synthetic aperture radar; sea surface winds; application of artificial neural networks
Tropical cyclones (TC) are the most severe storm systems in the tropics and among the most destructive natural hazards in the world. Remote sensing systems, such as radiometers and scatterometers, have already proven their worth for observing and forecasting TC. These measurements are critical for short-term forecasting, but also offer the means to better examine the role of extreme conditions for the state of the ocean, at local and global scales. Satellite, airborne, in situ, and numerical weather prediction of high and extreme wind estimates have their own strengths and limitations, as well as different spatial representativeness. A particularly challenging topic is how to define a suitable wind reference under such extreme weather conditions.
In recent years, new EO systems, such as, SMOS, SMAP, Sentinel-1/2, FengYun-3, Suomi-NPP, GOES-R, FengYun-4, etc., have been launched. Frequent observations of surface wind and atmospheric water content near the TC inner core are now possible and are revealing the spatial storm structure with impressive detail. This promotes the improvement of mesoscale and synoptic modeling and data assimilation of the remotely sensed observations in TC forecasting. In addition to new sensors, new techniques for utilizing sensors with long term temporal extent such as, QuikSCAT, ASCAT, WindSAT, SSM/I and GOES, are enabling us to better understand climatological trends in tropical cyclone frequency, intensity, and spatial extent and the impact of these storms on the global air/sea energy balance.
This Special Issue will focus on the newly-developed methods for TC monitoring using state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques. The topics of this Special Issue include, without being limited to, the following subjects:
- Remote sensing of wind under TC conditions
- Tropical cyclone intensity estimation
- Tropical cyclone integrated kinetic energy estimation
- Monitoring of cyclone structures
- Convection and precipitation observations
- Observations of air–sea interaction and intensity changes
- Damage assessment using satellite observations
- Satellite data assimilation and applications in TC forecasts
Authors are requested to check and follow the specific Instructions to Authors, see:
We look forward to receiving your submissions in this interesting area of specialization.
Dr. Xiaofeng Yang
Dr. Bryan Stiles
Dr. Marcos Portabella
Dr. Gang Zheng
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 1800 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.
- Tropical cyclone
- Cyclone intensity
- Cyclone track
- Cyclone structure
- Tropical cyclogenesis
- Microwave systems