Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: land-atmosphere/climate interaction, land-surface remote sensing, remote sensing of vegetation dynamics; applications of various remote sensed products in weather, climate, and environmental sciences
Interests: land-atmosphere coupling of water and energy cycles, soil moisture-PBL interactions, satellite remote sensing of surface and PBL properties, land surface, PBL, and mesoscale modeling, land data assimilation and calibration
Interests: representing and detecting the effect of land surface processes including the effects of land-atmosphere interactions on micro-,regional- and large scale terrestrial hydrological and earth system processes
Interests: hydrological modeling across scales, water resources management, environmental changes and sustainability, biodiversity, remote sensing of precipitation, soil moisture, water storage, and water quality
As a key component of the Earth system, land interacts with the overlying atmosphere via various biophysical and biogeochemical processes and feedbacks. Key land surface parameters (e.g., vegetation type/amount, soil type/moisture, snow, surface roughness, albedo, and emissivity) determine the transfers of energy, moisture and trace gases between the land surface and planetary boundary layer (PBL). These transfers in turn, influence turbulence, atmospheric stability, and convection, and impact weather and climate variability, predictability, and extreme events such as drought and flooding. Such land-atmosphere interactions connect PBL and meteorological processes with radiative, hydrological, physical, geochemical, biological processes and feedbacks in various highly complex and mutually interactive ways. Despite much progress made in recent years, it remains a huge challenge to observe, understand, and model the land-atmosphere interactions because of their complexity and the paucity of observations. Furthermore, such interactions operate on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales and feedback loops among land, the atmosphere, and ecosystems, require multidisciplinary approaches and knowledge.
This Special Issue on Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Interaction aims at improving our understanding of the processes, coupling, interactions, feedbacks and teleconnections in the land-atmosphere interface from the perspectives of remote sensing. We invite manuscripts from original research to review articles on any topics pertinent to land-atmosphere interactions across all spatial and temporal scales, which can include anything from satellite to ground/airborne/UAV -based instruments and datasets. While remote sensing is the foci of this special issue, combining remote sensed data with observations, reanalysis products, model output and simulations is strongly encouraged as well. In such cases, however, the remote sensed data should at least play an important role in understanding the land-atmosphere interactions.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Metrics in land-atmosphere interactions
- Scale and heterogeneities in land-atmosphere interactions
- Budget of surface energy, moisture and trace gases
- Biogeophyscial and biogeochemical land surface processes
- Land-atmosphere coupling and hotspots
- Vegetation dynamics and drivers
- Land cover/use change such as fires, urbanization, reenewable energy, afforestation and deforestation
- Extreme evenets such as drought, heat wave, and flooding
- Coupling between land surface and boundary layer turbulence and convection
- Land surface sensitivity and feedbacks
- Seasonal and intraseasonal variability and predicitibility
- Land-atmosphere teleconnections
- Climate change studies on the land-atmosphere interface
Dr. Liming Zhou
Dr. Joseph A. Santanello
Dr. Dev Niyogi
Dr. Huilin Gao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Land-atmosphere interactions
- Land-atmosphere coupling
- Land-atmosphere hotspots
- Land-climate interactions
- Land cover/use change
- Land surface processes
- Boundary layer processes
- Remote sensing
- Vegetation dynamics