Special Issue "Water Optics and Water Colour Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Yunlin Zhang
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 73 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, China
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Interests: lake optics and water colour remote sensing; chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) biogeochemistry cycle; UV-B radiation environmental effect; physical limnology; lake eutrophication; lake thermodynamics
Dr. Linhai Li
Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla CA, 92093-0238, USA
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Interests: hydrologic optics; optical remote sensing of inland and ocean waters; remote sensing inversion algorithms; radiative transfer of ocean; inelastic processes in the ocean
Available water resources, including rivers, reservoirs, lakes, coastal waters, and oceans, are emerging as a limiting factor, not only in quantity, but also in quality, for human development and ecological stability. Declining water quality has become a global issue of significant concern as anthropogenic activities expand and climate change threatens to cause major alterations to the hydrological cycle. Thus, monitoring the physical, chemical, and biological status of those waters are immensely important. Remote sensing has the potential to provide an invaluable complementary source of data at local to global scales. However, accurate, cost effective, frequent, and synoptic retrieval algorithms of in-water optical and biogeochemical parameters, as well as information on the biophysical properties have several challenges.
A Special Issue focusing on “water optics and remote sensing” is specifically aimed at addressing: (1) issues on water optics including characterizing optical properties among rivers, reservoirs, lakes, coastal waters, and open sea, modeling the relationships between apparent optical properties (AOPs) and inherent optical properties (IOPs); and (2) challenges on retrieval algorithm developments, validation, and applications of remote sensing of rivers, reservoirs, lakes, coastal waters, and open ocean. Obviously, this Special Issue will be helpful to update the recent progress in this rapidly growing research area.
The topics, examined at local, regional, or global scales, may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Characterizing bio-optical properties of river, reservoir, lake, coastal and oceanic waters;
- Exploring the relationships between bio-optical properties and biogeochemical parameters;
- Development and validation of atmospheric correction algorithms;
- Model calibration and validation of optical and biogeochemical parameters;
- Mapping optical and water colour parameters from satellite and airborne data;
The Special Issue will consider invited contributed papers in response to an open call for papers. Contributions are expected from the research community focusing on algorithm development of water color and from the application community using the results obtained from remote sensing analysis.
Papers will be published continuously (as soon as they are accepted) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website. Research articles, review articles, as well as communications, are invited. Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to the website. Once you are registered, click https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=remotesensing to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (1 December, 2016).
Dr. Yunlin Zhang
Dr. Claudia Giardino
Dr. Linhai Li
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