Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Nighttime Observations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, USA
Interests: multispectral remote sensing; nighttime observations; gas flares; VIIRS Nightfire; VIIRS Boat Detector; high performance computing; pattern recognition; computational geophysics
Remote sensing of night lights allows observation of human activity from space for almost 30 years. Collecting the night light data involves cross-calibration of different sensors and multiple filters for moonlit clouds and terrain, lightning, energetic particles, air glow, and auroras. This Special Issue will highlight new techniques and applications of remote sensing of night lights. The possible applications include mapping of city lights, road network and light pollution, detection of blackouts, and intensity change resulting from urban and transportation development and military conflicts. The Special Issue extends the traditional scope of the night time observations of artificial lights on land to include lights in the ocean from fishing boats and multispectral infrared signals from high temperature sources, such as gas flares. We also invite papers on new nighttime sensors, including small satellites with high resolution sensors and cubesats.
Dr. Mikhail ZHIZHIN
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.
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- Nighttime lights
- City lights
- Fishing boats
- Infrared heat sources
- Gas flaring
- Human activity
- Light pollution
- Small satellites