Special Issue "Land Surface Temperature Estimation Using Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: earth radiation budgets; remote sensing of land surface parameters; surface energy balance from satellites
Land surface temperature (LST) is a basic determinant of the terrestrial thermal behavior which controls the effective radiating temperature of the Earth’s surface. It is an important aspect of climate and biology with a major influence on hydrology, meteorology, and climatology. It has been identified as one of the most important Earth system data records (EDR) by NASA, a legacy national weather service (NWS) requirement, and also an essential climate variable (ECV) required by the global climate observing system (GCOS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Over the years, applications of LST have expanded beyond its traditional use as a climate change indicator. It is an important indicator of the redistribution of energy at the land–atmosphere interface, plant water stress, monitoring of drought, land cover/land use change, urban heat island effects, heat stress, epidemiological studies, and so on. Additionally, the retrieval methods have expanded beyond the conventional thermal infrared and microwave with the launch of new generation of hyperspectral sensors such as Infrared atmospheric sounding interferometer (IASI) and cross-track infrared sounder (CrIS).
This issue solicits papers dealing with state-of-the-art techniques in remote sensing of LST, especially filling up gaps in LST measurements due to cloud contamination and extension of LST retrievals under all-weather conditions and applications to drought monitoring and crop health, novel climate change indicators derived from LST, etc.
Dr. Anand Inamdar
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