Special Issue "Advances in Satellite Altimetry and Its Application"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: satellite altimetry; space geodesy; oceanography; hydrology and surface water storage; ionosphere modelling
Interests: satellite oceanography; radar altimetry; sea level research
Interests: geophysics; space geodesy; earth systems
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Since 1978, numerous satellite altimetry missions have observed the Earth with different orbital configuration, sampling characteristics, sensors and measurement principles. Currently, seven contemporaneous satellites provide elevation and elevation change observations of various Earth systems including the oceans, hydrosphere, solid Earth and cryosphere. Today, the operational, precise, absolute, and near-global determination of the sea surface is a critical component in ocean modelling and ocean dynamics on different scales from global mean sea level change to internal waves and tide modelling. Since 2010, a new-generation of altimeters (Cryosat-2 and Sentinel-3) was developed to provide higher spatial resolution SAR Altimetry (also known as Delay-Doppler mode). These missions enabled coastal altimetry with observations as close as a few hundred meters off the coast. In addition, satellite altimetry allows for monitoring of water level variations of inland water bodies as well as height variations of sea ice, ice sheets and mountain glaciers. Geodetic applications such as gravity field modeling, unification of height systems and monitoring of vertical land motion are other examples of the wide range of altimetry applications.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers from all disciplines to submit manuscripts presenting recent advances in the field of radar and laser altimetry, including new and future altimetry missions (e.g., ICESat-2 and SWOT) and their applications. We further encourage review manuscripts exploiting the historic altimetry records and their applications in spatio-temporal monitoring of Earth systems on all scales.
Dr. Denise Dettmering
Dr. Marcello Passaro
Prof. Alexander Braun
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Radar altimetry
- Satellite altimetry
- Delay-doppler altimetry
- Remote sensing of the oceans
- Sea level rise
- Surface currents
- Coastal applications
- Polar areas
- Inland altimetry
- Marine geoid