Special Issue "Mountain Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: Earth observation and environmental monitoring in mountain regions; impact of climate change; monitoring for informed decision making
Interests: retrieval of bio-physical parameters from optical and radar data; multi-sensor data fusion; integrated approach for environmental monitoring in mountain areas
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Mountains are amongst the most vulnerable regions in the world. In the last few decades, mountains worldwide have undergone dramatic changes. Melting glaciers and less snow are leading to changes in the water regime. Natural hazards, such as landslides, rockfalls or glacier lake outbursts, are threatening mountain populations. Land-use change and climate change are putting pressure on the last remaining natural ecosystems, as well as on mountain agriculture and forestry.
Monitoring and understanding these changes, their drivers and impacts are essential to support a sustainable management of the changing mountain environment. In addition, it is a demanding and exciting scientific task. Remote sensing is one of the key methodologies for monitoring mountains, which are often data-scarce regions due to their remoteness and the harsh environment.
With this Special Issue, we would like to give an overview on state-of-the-art remote sensing methodologies and applications in mountain regions and on how remote sensing can contribute to an improved understanding of environmental dynamics in mountains. The latest developments in remote sensing, such as the use of dense time-series of high resolution data, combination of sensors (optical and SAR, multi-resolution), as well as the integration of satellite data with in situ networks should be highlighted. Topics can include:
- Remote sensing of cryosphere and the water cycle in mountains
- Remote sensing of natural hazards in mountains
- Remote sensing of vegetation and land-cover dynamics in mountains.
- Remote sensing methodologies for mountains (e.g., topographic and atmospheric correction, sensor fusion, etc.)
Dr. Claudia Notarnicola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Natural Hazards
- Mountain forest
- Mountain agriculture
- Impact of climate changes