Special Issue "Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing in China – In Memory of Prof. Xiaowen Li"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 January 2018)
Dr. Guangjian Yan
Institute of Remote Sensing Science and Engineering, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: multiangular remote sensing; vegetation remote sensing; radiation budget
Dr. Jiancheng Shi
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China
Interests: microwave remote sensing of water cycle related components
China has recently developed a very comprehensive and ambitious Earth observation program. Hundreds of satellites have been launched or will be lunched soon. A series of grand research projects have been funded to process and analyze the huge amount of satellite data. As a result, significant progress in quantitative remote sensing has been made from radiative transfer modeling, advanced inversion methods, high-level products generation, to various applications.
In memory of Prof. Xiaowen Li, who was one of the pioneers in promoting quantitative remote sensing study in China, we organized the third national forum on quantitative remote sensing in Beijing Normal University, July 14 and 15, 2017. More than 200 people attended this forum.
To document the progress and facilitate more international collaborations, we propose to edit this Special Issue on Remote Sensing.
It will cover the full aspects of quantitative remote sensing, with particular focus on:
- New satellite missions
- Radiative transfer modeling
- Inversion methodology
- Satellite products generation
- Field measurements and validation
- Satellite product applications
In addition to regular submissions, some review papers will be invited. We will also write an Editorial to summarize the achievements of Prof. Xiaowen Li as a memorial.
Thank you for your consideration.Dr. Shunlin Liang
Dr. Guangjian Yan
Dr. Jiancheng Shi
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