Special Issue "Moving Forward on Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2021.
Interests: ocean salinity; Indian Ocean circulation; Antarctic bottom water
It is our pleasure to announce that we are organizing a Special Issue on the Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) in the Remote Sensing journal of MDPI. In the last ten years, much has been accomplished through SMOS, Aquarius, and SMAP missions. However, challenges in the remote sensing of sea surface salinity still persist, especially in cold-water, coastal, and continental shelf regions across the globe. In addition, the link between satellite SSS and the hydrological cycle, which inspired the first studies in remote sensing of salinity, has not been fully explored to date in both regional and global scales. In this Special Issue, we welcome papers exploring all these areas in remote sensing of salinity, especially papers focusing on SSS variability in high latitudes.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Investigations of SSS variability using satellite(s) and in situ observations in high latitudes, e.g., in the Arctic, Sub-polar North Atlantic, and the Southern Ocean;
- Evaluation of remote sensing products from SMOS, Aquarius, and SMAP in multiple scales against in situ observations, especially from cutting-edge technologies such as sail-drones;
- Sea surface salinity studies in coastal and continental shelf areas based on satellite(s) and in situ observations;
- Synergistic use of satellite SSS, in situ observations, and other satellite-based products to obtain a better understanding of the hydrological cycle (both local and global scales);
- Effects of rain on satellite salinity retrieval;
- Improvements of salinity products in cold waters, coastal, and continental shelf regions;
- New technologies, algorithms, and studies that aim to enhance SSS remote sensing capabilities.
Dr. Viviane V. Menezes
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 2200 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.
- Southern Ocean
- Sub-polar North Atlantic
- cold water
- coastal region
- continental shelf