Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Sustainable Water Resources Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: multi-scale watershed hydrologic processes; variability in surface water storage using multi-source satellite data; climate and human impacts on water resources availability, and water availability and use analysis across scales
Interests: Remote sensing, land surface hydrology, water availability, climate change, food security, early warning systems
Interests: Remote sensing for basin scale hydrology, water availability and allocation; management of water resources at multiple scales; basin scale water accounting; wetland inventory, monitoring and assessment
Interests: Hydroclimatology with emphasis on modeling at watershed to regional scale; water and food security assessment; coupled human-natural systems; environmental change; land and water management in agriculture and remote-sensing for natural resource management
Remote sensing data combined with land surface hydrology offers a reliable source of observations for a range of water cycle components. Satellite data provide consistent, timely, and repeated observations of hydrological variables at multiple scales, especially where in situ data are either scarce or not available. Tremendous progress has been made on the use of remote sensing and hydrological modeling over the last several decades. Satellites such as GPM, SMAP, Terra, Aqua, Landsat, Sentinel, and GRACE-FO, as well as other satellites and airborne platforms are now capable of observing hydrologic variables—such as precipitation, evapotranspiration, streamflow, snow and ice, soil moisture, terrestrial water storage variations—for water balance studies. While recent advances in satellite observing capabilities have improved the accuracy of hydrological observations, there are several challenges to be addressed in the use of the data for the operational and sustainable management of water resources.
This Special Issue welcomes original and innovative manuscripts that focus on the ongoing and future priorities for hydrologic research that address the challenges of using remote sensing data for sustainable water resource management. The scope of this issue will include but not be limited to manuscripts that cover topics such as (1) methodological advances in the use of remote sensing for observing hydrological variables, (2) data assimilation, (3) applications of remote sensing data for a range of hydrological studies at multiple spatiotemporal scales, (4) accuracy evaluation and uncertainty analysis of satellite data, and (5) use of remote sensing data to accelerate the performance of best management practices in hydrology. Review articles are also welcome.
Dr. Naga Manohar Velpuri
Dr. Md Shahriar Pervez
Dr. Lisa Maria Rebelo
Dr. Noel Aloysius
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.
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.
- Remote Sensing Hydrology
- Global Water Cycle
- Climate Impact on Hydrology
- Water Quantity and Quality
- Water Availability and Accounting
- Sustainable Water Management