Special Issue "Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Hydrologic Cycle"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: water cycle; satellite remote sensing; land surface modeling; hydrologic monitoring; ensemble hydrologic forecast; climate change
Interests: satellite and airborne image processing; vegetation mapping; land surface parameters inversion; hydrologic modeling; water cycle response to a changing environment
Interests: groundwater hydrology; satellite gravimetry; terrestrial water storage changes
Our understanding of the terrestrial hydrologic cycle has benefited from the emerging remote sensing technologies in recent decades. With the increased capacity of satellite, airborne, and ground sensors (e.g., optical, gravity, microwave, LiDAR, weather radar) from low to high spatial–temporal–spectral–radiometric resolutions, the key variables of the hydrologic cycle (e.g., precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, terrestrial water storage, groundwater, water body, wetland, snow, ice and glaciers, streamflow) can be obtained at varying spatial and temporal resolutions and accuracies via remote sensing. Applications of remote sensing provide unprecedented opportunities to advance the simulation, monitoring, and prediction of the terrestrial hydrologic cycle, and have been widely used in flood/landslide/mudslide hazard prevention and water management. Numerous remote sensing techniques and retrieval methods have been developed to improve the estimation accuracy of hydrologic variables. Data assimilation techniques have been integrating remote sensing observations and in-situ measurements to assist operational hydrologic practices. Has the hydrologic community exhausted the full potential of remote sensing?
This Special Issue aims to advance innovative remote sensing methods for improving our understanding of the terrestrial hydrologic cycle and to stimulate innovations to meet the needs of hydrologic practice. We encourage the submission of manuscripts related to all aspects of remote sensing-assisted hydrologic applications, including the estimation of water-related variables, hydrologic data assimilation, operational hydrometeorological practice, smart water management, and water hazards analysis. We welcome studies using new remote sensing sensors/platforms and combining emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics.
Prof. Qiuhong Tang
Prof. Youcun Qi
Dr. Zhihui Wang
Prof. Yun Pan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- weather radar
- hydrologic cycle
- water hazards
- water management