Special Issue "Retrieval and Validation of Trace Gases Using Remote Sensing Measurements"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: retrieval and validation of trace gases from satellite measurements; interpretation of satellite observations and model simulation for surface air quality and emissions; radiative transfer
Remote sensing trace gas observations from satellites are increasingly used in a wide range of applications. Development of new instruments and advances in remote sensing techniques and retrieval methods have enabled improvements in spatial, temporal, and vertical characterization of trace gases. Different observation platforms, measurement techniques, and retrieval methods yield different sampling of the atmosphere in both space (horizontal and vertical) and time as well as different sensitivity to atmospheric and observational parameters. To maximize science, applications, and societal benefits from these capabilities, it is crucial to carry out well-established evaluation strategies, including a thorough analysis when comparing measurement-derived geophysical parameters with correlative observations acquired by independent instrumentations from various platforms such as ground-based stations, ships, aircraft, balloons, and satellites. Proper validation not only ensures maturity in the quality of data but also serves as a diagnostic tool for improving retrieval algorithms. This Special Issue focuses on compiling various scientific works related to retrieval and validation of trace gases from orbital, suborbital, and ground-based remote sensing instruments.
Dr. Lok Lamsal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Remote sensing
- Retrieval methods
- Trace gases
- Observation network
- Field campaign
- Satellite intercomparison