Special Issue "Understanding the Complexity of Coastal and Inland Waters using Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: bio-optics; ocean color; marine ecology; inherent optical properties; algorithm development; coastal zone management
Interests: atmospheric correction; downstream applications; multi-sensor synergies
Interests: bio-optics; ocean color; phytoplankton ecology; radiative transfer modeling; algorithm development
The Copernicus missions, commissioned by ESA up until 2030, and several of the instruments relevant for aquatic remote sensing are already in space. Amongst this suite of instruments are those with the spatial resolution and dynamic range necessary for imaging coastal and inland waters. These waters are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic influence, play host to numerous, dynamic biogeochemical processes, and support economically vital activities such as the fisheries, tourism and recreation. However, these waters tend to be optically complex, meaning that, for a variety of reasons, retrieval of quantitative metrics of water quality and productivity from remote sensing is often challenging. In this Special Issue, we consider the optical properties of a variety of different types of coastal and inland waters—some dominated by CDOM absorption and others dominated by scatter from inorganic particles.
We encourage submissions focusing on ocean color applications in coastal and inland waters, including, but not limited to:
- The measurement of inherent optical properties (IOPs)
- Ocean color algorithm development, validation and calibration in optically-complex waters
- Remote sensing of algal blooms, and their driving factors
- Ocean colour remote sensing for management applications
- The use of ocean color data to observe phytoplankton phenology and possible regime shifts in coastal and freshwater ecosystems
Dr. Samantha Lavender
Dr. Susanne Craig
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- Inherent optical properties
- Copernicus missions (S1, S2 & S3)
- Management of coastal and inland waters
- Time series analysis
- Phytoplankton phenology and ecology
- Climate change