Special Issue "Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing"
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: 30 June 2019
Dr. Karem Chokmani
Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre - Eau Terre Environnement Address: 490, rue de la Couronne, Québec City, QC G1K 9A9, Canada
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Interests: Development of methods for estimating and monitoring environmental conditions, at both local and regional scales, by combining statistical methods, remote sensing data and geomatics tools
Geohazards associated with the dynamics of the liquid and solid water of the Earth’s hydrosphere, such as floods and glacial processes, may pose significant risks to populations, activities and property. Adverse weather, tsunamis, storm surges, sea level rise or even changes in land use (e.g. infrastructure projects or resource exploitation) may cause coastal, fluvial and surface-water inundations. Heavy snowmelt, ice jams and dam failure can lead to catastrophic flooding. Rock, snow and ice avalanches impacting glacial lakes can trigger outburst floods. Sea ice and icebergs may disrupt ship circulation along sea lanes worldwide.
Understanding how these geohazards occur, their severity, causes and types, and the damage they cause, helps to design and improve forecasting methods and risk mitigation approaches. By providing a spectrum of imaging capabilities, resolutions, temporal and spatial coverage, remote sensing plays a pivotal role in achieving these objectives.
This Special Issue of Remote Sensing aims to gather research articles and reviews on the use of satellite, aerial and ground-based remote sensing to image floods and glacier geohazards.
We welcome papers on novel technologies (e.g. new sensors, platforms), data (e.g. multi-spectral, radar, LiDAR) and analysis methods (e.g. change detection, offset tracking, SfM, 3D modelling, InSAR), as well as case studies and discussions of current trends and future perspectives.
Dr. Francesca Cigna
Dr. Hongjie Xie
Dr. Karem Chokmani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- storm surge
- sea level rise
- ice avalanche
- glacier lake outburst flood
- ice jam
- glacier retreat
- satellite, aerial and ground-based remote sensing
- disaster mapping