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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Land Surface Radiation Budget"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
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Interests: radiative transfer modeling; thermal infrared hyperspectral; development of remote sensing inversion algorithms; remote sensing of surface radiation budget
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Interests: land surface radiation budget over rugged terrain under all-sky conditions; atmospheric CO2 monitoring; Multispectral & Hyperspectral data processing and applications related to climate change
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Interests: Remote sensing of Earth’s energy balance; Radiative forcing and their role in climate; Global dimming and brightening; data fusion
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Interests: Remote sensing of evapotranspiration; Drought monitoring by remotely sensed data; Estimation of the terrestrial water budget
Interests: quantitative land remote sensing; surface radiation budget; satellite data product integration; satellite data degradation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The land surface radiation budget (SRB), describing the radiation balance between the incoming radiation and outgoing radiation in both shortwave and longwave spectra domains at the surface, is essential to any land surface models that characterize hydrological, ecological, and biogeochemical processes. Major components of the land surface radiation budget are surface net radiation, heat conduction (i.e., soil heat flux), and turbulent heat flux components (i.e., sensible and latent heating). It has been proven that remote sensing is a valuable data source to accurately map the long-term SRB components at various spatial and temporal resolutions. In particular, many space agencies and organizations around the world have already released various SRB climate data record (CDR) products. However, current existing SRB products are of insufficient accuracy for some applications. The spatial pattern and temporal trend inconsistency are frequently reported in the current satellite derived SRB products. Moreover, the spatial coverage and spatial–temporal resolutions of SRB products also need to be improved. With this Special Issue, we will compile the state-of-art research that addresses various aspects of land surface radiation budget. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Estimate of the components of the land surface radiation budget;
- New concepts, ideas, and technology of measuring the land surface radiation budget;
- Evaluation of current land surface radiation budget products;
- Scale effect of land surface radiation budget products;
- Downscaling or upscaling issues in land surface radiation budgets;
- Cloud and aerosol radiative forcing;
- Topographic effect modeling and validation;
- Integration of multisource land surface radiation budget products;
- SRB product generation, validation, and analysis;
- Monitoring the long-term variation of land surface radiation budget;
- Assessment and calibration of land surface models;
- Interaction between the SRB and climate change.
Dr. Jie Cheng
Dr. Tianxing Wang
Dr. Xiaotong Zhang
Dr. Yunjun Yao
Dr. Dongdong Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2000 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.
- Land surface radiation budget
- Net radiation
- Downward shortwave radiation
- Land surface albedo
- Land surface temperature
- Land surface broadband emissivity
- Land surface upwelling longwave radiation
- Land surface downward longwave radiation
- Ground flux measurements
- Sensible heat flux
- Latent heat flux
- Soil heat flux
- Remote sensing
- Earth observation