Special Issue "Recent Advances in Satellite Derived Global Land Product Validation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: retrieval of biophysical variables from satellite data; validation of satellite-derived global land products; fiducial reference measurements; cal/val field campaigns; climate data records of terrestrial ECVs; agriculture monitoring; climate change awareness
Interests: land surface phenology; Earth observation; biophysical variables; agriculture
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Topical Collection in Remote Sensing: Sentinel-2: Science and Applications
The retrieval of global land properties from space has entered into an operational phase with a multiplicity of Earth Observation services and space agencies delivering bio-geophysical variables over land at global scale and from a wide range of spaceborne sensors at different spatial and temporal resolutions. In particular, climate data records (CDR) of terrestrial Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) are being produced in support of Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) exploiting past and current satellite observations. The quality of these global land products and CDR of ECVs must be assessed by independent means to inform users on the uncertainties attached to these satellite derived land products. Global validation of land products is however a challenging task due to the variety of conditions encountered at global scale and by the spatial and temporal mismatch between ground references and the satellite products, which requires well-established methodologies for the collection of fiducial ground measurements, and for performing the validation over global conditions. Due to nature of these applications information on uncertainty and traceability are crucial.
This Special Issue aims at collecting recent developments, methodologies, and best practices for global land product validation and ground data collection, as well as the latest results on validation of global land products.
• Satellite-derived land products validation methodologies and best practices
• Methods to estimate accuracy, uncertainty and traceability of bio-geophysical variables
• Recent results on validation of global satellite derived land products and CDR of ECVs
• Protocols and best practice for in-situ data collection of bio-geophysical variables
• New tools and techniques for in-situ data collection of bio-geophysical variables
• Fiducial reference measurements in support of satellite-derived land products validation
• Upscaling methodologies, from point measurements to satellite resolution
• Networks of sites and supersites for global satellite-derived land products validation
• Benchmarking exercises between existing global satellite-derived land products
Dr. Fernando Camacho
Dr. Jadu Dash
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Land products
- Ground measurements