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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Permafrost Environment Dynamics"
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: 31 December 2019.
Dr. Elena Zakharova
IRSTEA, 3275, Route de Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, 13182, France
Tel. +33 442669958
Interests: hydrology; altimetry; optical imagery; cold regions
Dr. Thomas Schmid
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Avenida Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: soil; periglacial processes; optical remote sensing; SAR; Antarctica
The thawing of permafrost due to global warming is an increasing problem and is evermore affecting polar and high-altitude regions that are regarded as the most climate-sensitive places on Earth. The consequences of the release of greenhouse gases, altered landscapes, and crumbling infrastructures due to unstable ground are already starting to cause devastating effects on ecosystems and communities living within these regions.
The monitoring of these phenomena often requires the use of remote sensed (optical, thermal, and/or radar) data where access to a site of interest is often time consuming and costly. Furthermore, new sensor technologies with high spatial and temporal resolutions and advanced remote sensing data processing capacities create new opportunities for periglacial studies.
This Special Issue aims to present new and/or innovative methods/approaches/products to characterize the permafrost environment dynamics using remote sensing data. We welcome original manuscripts that use different remotely sensed data available from field to satellite-borne sensors for describing the characteristics and dynamics of permafrost environments. Submissions using multiple scales and time series data together with field observations and measurements are encouraged.
Dr. Stéphane Guillaso
Dr. Franck Garestier
Dr. Elena Zakharova
Dr. Thomas Schmid
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Remote sensing
- Permafrost environment dynamics
- Field observations
- Soil development
- Periglacial processes
- Time series