Special Issue "Cryospheric Remote Sensing II"
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 (15 February 2018) | Viewed by 57283
Interests: remote sensing of polar regions; snow cover; glaciers; high-latitude vegetation; animals at high latitudes
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The cryosphere—the Earth's icy regions—generally embraces sea ice, lake and river ice, ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers, icebergs, snow cover, permafrost and frozen ground. The above-surface part of the cryosphere occupies around one sixth of the Earth's surface, and is located in places that are generally very remote from human habitation and infrastructure, and in challenging climatic conditions. Its study is thus well suited to the use of remote sensing techniques, especially those operated from spaceborne platforms, and snow and ice research was early to adopt remote sensing methods and to develop new algorithms for extracting information from them. Quantitative data on the cryosphere are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of the behaviour of the global climate system, as well as for more locally centred applications, and some of the best known and most telling indications of climatic behaviour have been obtained from cryospheric measurements. In 2013, a Special Issue of Remote Sensing presented a broad view of the state-of-the-art in cryospheric remote sensing. It is now time to revisit the topic, and contributions are invited that present new measurements of any of the components of the cryosphere using data collected from spaceborne or airborne (including UAV) platforms with passive or active remote sensing systems, or new ways of collecting or analyzing remotely sensed data. Review papers are also welcome.
Dr. Gareth Rees
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- frozen ground