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Special Issue "Synthetic Aperture Radar Observations of Marine Coastal Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100094, P. R. China
Interests: SAR oceanography; retrieval of marine–meteor parameters by SAR, observation of multi-scale processes of ocean dynamics by satellite remote sensing
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The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100094, China
Interests: microwave scattering and propagation, imaging radar, intelligent signal and image processing
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About 10% of the world’s population live in coastal zones that occupy only 2% of the world’s land surface. As such, many coastal marine environments, being invaluable ecosystems and host to many species, are under increasing pressure caused by anthropogenic impacts such as, e.g., the growing economic use of these areas, coastline changes, and recreational activities. Continuous monitoring of coastal marine environments, therefore, is of key importance for understanding the various oceanic and atmospheric processes, for the identification of manmade hazards, and eventually for the sustainable use of those vulnerable areas. Here, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), because of its independence of day- and nighttime and its all-weather capabilities, is a sensor of choice.
The first spaceborne SAR was flown on Seasat in 1978. Since the early 1990s, continuous SAR observations of the world’s coastal regions were realized using a growing number of spaceborne SARs deployed on several national and international satellite missions and working at different radar bands. Their data have helped to deepen our knowledge of various marine processes and phenomena, and of the radar backscattering from the sea surface that is caused, or influenced, by them. Based on this knowledge, new monitoring concepts for both open seas and coastal waters have been designed, implemented, and constantly improved over the years.
This Special Issue focusses on the way in which SAR sensors can be used for the surveillance of the marine and coastal environment, and how these sensors can detect and quantify processes and phenomena that are of importance for the local environment, fauna and flora, coastal residents, and local authorities. These processes and phenomena include but are not restricted to the following:
- Surface waves and currents;
- Wind fields;
- Marine pollution;
- Coastal run-off;
- Coastal bathymetry;
- Coastline changes;
- Target detection.
Such processes and phenomena may be observed and studied in coastal areas, but also on the open sea.
We are looking forward to receiving your contribution to this Special Issue on ‘Synthetic Aperture Radar Observations of Marine Coastal Environments’.
Dr. Martin Gade
Prof. Xiao-Ming Li
Prof. Kun-Shan Chen
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- Synthetic aperture radar
- Coastal processes
- Radar backscattering
- Coastal marine environment
- Sea surface currents
- Marine pollution
- Target detection
- River run-off
- Wind fields