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Special Issue "Proximal and Remote Soil Sensing Technologies for Multiscale Soil Investigation"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Mr. Triven Koganti
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Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark
Interests: proximal and remote soil sensing; agricultural geophysics; ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction; unmanned aerial vehicles; digital soil mapping
Dr. Ellen Van De Vijver
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Guest Editor
Department of Environment, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: urban and industrial soils; contaminated soil assessment and remediation; digital soil mapping; environmental geophysics; geostatistical methods; environmental engineering
Dr. Maria Knadel
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Guest Editor
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark
Interests: vis–NIR spectroscopy; proximal soil sensing; on-the-go spectroscopy; soil characterization and mapping
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Dr. Bo Vangsø Iversen
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Guest Editor
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark
Interests: hydrology; soil physics; proximal and remote soil sensing; digital soil mapping
Dr. Barry J. Allred
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Soil Drainage Research Unit, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Interests: hydrology; agricultural/geotechnical engineering; soil science; remote sensing; geophysics; geology
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Dr. John Triantifilis
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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: soil science; digital soil mapping; environmental geophysics; salinity assessment and management; geophysical methods; geostatistical methods; soil use and management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing global population is placing enormous pressure on soil resources. To maintain productivity while ensuring sustainable use, information about the soil status is required. Recent technological advances in proximal and remote sensors have made their usage feasible, providing more affordable ways of mapping soil physical and chemical properties. Moreover, the use of these digital soil maps is increasingly helping us to find and/or improve their applications in precision agriculture, archeological reconstruction, soil health assessment, environmental, industrial, and urban soil exploration and remediation of contaminated sites.

In terms of proximal sensors, this includes the use of nondestructive smart sensing technologies such as direct current resistivity, electromagnetic induction, ground-penetrating radar, magnetometry, gamma-ray, and visible near-infrared (vis–NIR) spectroscopy. In some instances, these sensors are also used remotely, available on UAVs, or from airborne and satellites in different wavelength bands. Their use has proven to be a rapid and cost-effective augmentation to the labor-intensive, time-consuming, and cumbersome traditional methods that typically provide only localized and discrete measurements for various soil properties.

In this Special Issue, we invite manuscripts that show cutting-edge research and recent developments on the use of soil sensor data for mapping and monitoring different soil physical and chemical properties at various spatial and temporal scales. We would like to include contributions on applications of novel technologies and methodologies (e.g., mathematical modeling of soil and sensor data) for soil mapping and monitoring, particularly in multisensor data fusion, about the integration of proximal and/or remote sensor data to derive comprehensive soil information.

We look forward to receiving a manuscript from you and your colleagues. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr. Triven Koganti
Dr. Ellen Van De Vijver
Dr. Maria Knadel
Dr. Bo Vangsø Iversen
Dr. Barry J. Allred
Dr. John Triantifilis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Proximal soil sensing
  • Remote soil sensing
  • Digital soil mapping and monitoring
  • Multisensor data fusion
  • Multisensor systems
  • Nondestructive techniques

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