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Special Issue "Radar Aeroecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Interests: aeroecology; biometeorology; global change; radar polarimetry
The past decade has seen rapid growth in the application of radar technology toward animal research, motivated in part by advances in analysis techniques, data accessibility, and hardware capabilities. Radar observations have enabled new discoveries relating to animal behavior, spatial ecology, phenology, and migration, as well as facilitated novel applications in pest surveillance, aviation hazard monitoring, ecological forecasting, and wildlife conservation. Still, these exciting advancements represent a small fraction of the potential value still to be realized from radar applications.
This Special Issue on “Radar Aeroecology” invites original research papers focusing on concepts, methods, applications, and empirical findings associated with radar surveillance of animals in the airspace. The scope of these studies can include field or laboratory measurements of birds, bats, or insects made from atmospheric, marine, or purpose-built ecological radar units operating at millimeter to meter wavelengths. We also encourage technical contributions relating to the electromagnetic scattering properties of individual organisms, ecologically-focused radar design and engineering, target classification methods, and validation studies.
We look forward to your contribution to this Special Issue on “Radar Aeroecology”.Dr. Phillip M. Stepanian
Prof. Jeffrey F. Kelly
Manuscript Submission Information
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