Special Issue "Drone Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: calibration and validation; ecology; Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation; imaging spectroscopy; instrument characterization; LiDAR; machine learning; solar-induced fluorescence; unmanned aerial vehicles
Remote sensing from the air and space has greatly advanced our understanding of the physical and biological elements of the Earth system, including stocks and fluxes of carbon and water, agricultural productivity, how vegetation responds to changes in the environment, atmospheric aerosol distributions and weather monitoring. This Special Issue will address recent advances in drone remote sensing. Submissions that describe new insights into unresolved problems that are enabled by observations at novel scales of space and time are particularly encouraged, as are submissions that demonstrate observations in novel environments. Manuscripts are welcome from all unmanned platforms, including commercial and government-funded systems. These submissions may include, but are not limited to:
- Short-term physiologial responess of vegetation to changes in the environment (minutes to hours)
- Targeted acquisitions to take advantage ot natural experiments, such as phenology, natural disasters, or ice melting
- Observations in challenging or dangerous environments, including volcanic plumes, eruptions, smoke, and long-duration flights to remote locations or hurricanes.
- Aerosol measurement, weather reconnaissance
- Characterization of plant or animal distribution and habitat
- Instrument characteriation, calibration, and validation.
- Observations in support of calibration and validation activities of current and forthcoming space missions.
- Solar-induced fluorescence
- Multitemporal remote sensing
In the manuscript cover letter, authors should specifically articulate the opportunities or understanding enabled by unmanned observations that is not achievable using traditional (piloted) high-altitude airborne or satellite platforms.
Dr. James R. Kellner
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2400 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.
- unmanned aerial vehicle