Special Issue "Advances in the Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Evaporation"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Diego Miralles
Department of Forest and Water Management, Ghent University
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Interests: dynamics of the global water cycle; impact of climate change on hydrology; use of satellite-based evaporation to identify land–atmospheric feedbacks; characterization of evaporation at the regional scales; hydrological and climatic extremes; impact of hydro-climatic anomalies on vegetation; study of ocean–atmospheric oscillations and their impact on terrestrial hydrology
Our capacity to understand and describe the terrestrial carbon, water and energy cycles is strongly dependent on our ability to accurately reproduce the spatial and temporal dynamics of land surface evaporation. Characterizing terrestrial evaporation across multiple scales has been the focus of major research efforts for many decades, especially through the application of remote sensing approaches. Advances in Earth observation technologies, as well as the exploitation of new retrieval and sensing techniques, are providing deeper insights into this critical process.
In this Special Issue, we seek to explore such technological and methodological advances, to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in estimating evaporation, and also a perspective on outstanding challenges and issues in describing this process. Submissions relevant to this issue might include efforts related, but not limited to, aspects such as:
- multi-scale/multi-sensor retrieval or fusion efforts
- new process descriptions, from leaf to canopy scale
- innovative approaches towards evaluation and assessment
- improvements in the partitioning of terrestrial evaporation
- the application of UAVs and Cubesats for high-spatial and temporal retrieval
- the development of techniques, such as fluorescence and thermal approaches
For this particular Special Issue, we are not soliciting papers that undertake limited scale intercomparison exercises or minor iterations on modeling approaches. Contributions that move beyond our current knowledge by examining new and emerging estimation techniques, as well as those that expand upon current approaches, are particularly encouraged.
We look forward to showcasing your research in this exciting Special Issue.Prof. Matthew McCabe
Prof. Dr. Diego Miralles
Dr. Joshua Fisher
Dr. Thomas Holmes
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