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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Remote Sensing Letters

For a Special Issue on
The Remote Sensing Legacy of Professor Arthur P. Cracknell

Manuscript deadline
20 November 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Professor Costas Varotsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
[email protected]

Professor Giles Foody, University of Nottingham
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Professor Peng Gong, University of Hong Kong
[email protected]

Professor Kasturi Kanniah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
[email protected]

Professor Tim Warner, West Virginia University
[email protected]

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The Remote Sensing Legacy of Professor Arthur P. Cracknell

The production of a special issue is a new venture for Remote Sensing Letters, which has been publishing short topical communications for more than 11 years. The aim of this special issue is to make the work of Professor A.P. Cracknell (who passed away on 21 April 2021) in the field of remote sensing more widely known and to highlight his main contributions to the remote sensing society. Papers that build directly on his legacy to make new contributions will also be considered.

The special issue will cover the following topics.

Research of the Earth from Space

  • complex experiments in the Earth–atmosphere system;
  • results of implementation of the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Plan;
  • remote sensing of the state of the natural environment;
  • methods of remote monitoring of natural–economic systems;
  • solar radiation and atmospheric dynamics.

Climate Problems and Remote Sensing

  • climate variability under current conditions;
  • terrestrial and ocean ecosystems dynamics and their impact on the climate;
  • air pollution and anthropogenic climate change;
  • minor gaseous components and their effect on climate variability.

  Geopolitics, Ecodynamics, & Environmental Safety

  • global problems of the nature-society system dynamics; the role of remote sensing
  • contribution of remote sensing to the analysis of the environmental dynamics in the Arctic and its role in global-scale processes;
  • transboundary air pollution transport;
  • ensuring environmental safety of the Arctic region;
  • new astrophysical researches investigating the Universe.

Earth Sciences Research

  • current remote sensing studies of the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere;
  • further development of lidar, microwave radiometry, radar, and gas analysis techniques for observations from ground-based and mobile facilities (satellites, airborne laboratories).

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Environmental Applications

  • applications in vegetation mapping;
  • applications in agriculture;
  • other applications (e.g., river water quality mapping, earthquake disaster mapping, animal remote sensing).

Oil Palms

  • land cover classification;
  • change, stress and disease detection;
  • tree counting;
  • age and biomass estimation;
  • plantation management.

AVHRR, MODIS, VIIRS and other coarse resolution sensors

  • vegetation phenology and other time-series analysis
  • landcover mapping
  • snow and ice
  • water boundary mapping; bathymetry
  • atmospheric aerosols
  • fisheries
  • geological studies and climate studies
  • water quality determination
  • precipitation, hydrology and water resources
  • sunglint and near-surface wind speeds.

Submission Instructions

The standard limit of 10 pages for papers published in Remote Sensing Letters, inclusive of tables, references, figures and captions, and endnotes, also applies to this special issue.

  • The deadline for submission of papers: 20 November 2021.
  • Decisions to authors: 20 January 2022.
  • Final papers due:  20 April 2022.
  • Expected issue publication date:  June 2022.

Individual accepted articles will be published online, and will be downloadable and citable, as they are ready.

On submission, please select RSL Research Letter as the article type and Remote Sensing Letters as the journal you are submitting to. Please indicate that your paper is for the special issue in the cover letter.

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