Special Issue "Radiative Transfer Modelling and Applications in Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: forward and inverse radiative transfer theory; developing satellite products; numerical radiative transfer equation; analyses of satellite data
Interests: radiative transfer in clouds and vegetation canopy; active and passive remote sensing of clouds and aerosol; analysis of geophysical datasets
Interests: forest reflectance models; imaging spectroscopy of vegetation photosynthesis; application of photon recollision probability in vegetation reflectance models; spectral measurements from leaf to canopy scales; radiation field inside vegetation canopies; hyperspectral remote sensing
The radiative transfer theory provides the most logical linkage between observations and physical processes that generate signals in optical remote sensing. The radiative transfer equation, therefore, is an integral part of Earth remote sensing, since it provides the most efficient tool for accurate retrievals of Earth properties from satellite data. Advances in radiative transfer modeling enhance our ability to detect and monitor changes in our planet through new methodologies and technical approaches to analyze and interpret measurements from space-borne sensors.
We invite scientists working on forward and inverse radiative transfer to contribute to this Special Issue. Topics of interest include (a) theoretical aspects of radiative transfer that can advance remote sensing techniques; (b) models for radiative transfer in the atmosphere and the Earth's surface that further our understanding of information content of multiangle, spectral and polarimetric data; (c) analyses of 3D effects in radiative transfer and associated uncertainties in interpretation of remotely sensed data; and (d) methodologies that minimize the discretizing effects in numerical solutions of the radiative transfer equation. Contributions related to development of various indices that correlate with parameters of the atmosphere and land surface are also encouraged. However, we expect that such papers will provide analyses of underlying physical mechanisms of the correlation, which is required to distinguish causality from correlations in interpretation of remote sensing data.
Dr. Yuri Knyazikhin
Dr. Alexander Marshak
Dr. Matti Mõttus
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- radiative transfer equation
- inverse technique
- multiangle, spectral and polarimetric signals
- computational methods
- remote sensing indices