Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Climate Change and Water Resources"
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 June 2017)
Dr. Melanie Vanderhoof
Research Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, DFC, MS980, Denver, CO, USA, 80225
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Interests: multi-source remote sensing; optical remote sensing; spatial data analysis; image processing; remote sensing of land disturbance; remote sensing of surface water dynamics; landscape ecology; connectivity; land use change impacts
Dr. Chunqiao Song
Earth’s climate is changing, and multiple lines of evidence suggest significant warming in both the atmosphere and the oceans. The global surface temperature is increasing, the global sea level is rising, the ice is melting, and changes in the pattern of precipitation are bringing intense rainfall and floods to some areas and devastating droughts to others. As the human and financial costs of extreme weather rise, we must understand why global climate is changing and work hard to mitigate its worst impacts. One key challenge facing the scientific community is to combine a variety of data sources to better understand the global hydrosphere, its processes and interactions with the atmosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and lithosphere, and some aspects that may change.
Satellite remote sensing and associated airborne and in situ measurements have been crucial for advancing our understanding of the global climate system dynamics and its impacts. Since the 1960s, a wide array of active and passive satellite sensors have been launched and operated by various government and private agencies. These satellite sensors capture data of the planet Earth routinely in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum with various spatial, temporal, and spectral resolutions. Widespread applications of remotely sensed data have led to dramatic improvements in technologies and methodologies for better monitoring the states and processes of the coupled atmosphere-land-ocean systems at various spatiotemporal scales.
This Special Issue aims to invite contributions from studies that focus on understanding how climate change may impact water resources and evaluating its impacts and threats using remote sensing observations from multi-scale platforms, e.g., in situ, airborne and various satellite platforms. Contributions that demonstrate the development of new models, techniques, data products and/or highlight the challenges of remote sensing in climate change studies are also encouraged. The range of topics includes, but is not limited to:
- climate change
- wetland ecosystems
- water resources
- lake water dynamics
- sea-level change
- ice and snow cover
- soil moisture and precipitation
- droughts effects
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Dr. Qiusheng Wu
Dr. Charles Lane
Dr. Melanie Vanderhoof
Dr. Chunqiao Song
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