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Special Issue

Remote Sensing on Climate Change

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Alfredo Moreira Caseiro Rocha, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Aveiro/CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

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Research Interests: climatology; precipitation; climate variability; numerical weather prediction; climate modeling; climate dynamics; regional climate modeling; climate science; atmosphere

About This Topic

Remote sensing constitutes an important tool for observing the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere. This is particularly relevant for regions covered by low density surface station networks, namely the southern oceans. Remote sensing is also important in monitoring the atmospheric properties in altitude where meteorological information usually comes from radiosondes and aircraft. Remote sensing assumes, therefore, a valuable instrument in climate change research since regularly operational meteorological satellites are in operation for a considerable period of time relevant to study climate. These data constitute an added value to complement conventional meteorological observations in the development of global three-dimensional datasets to be used in climate studies and to validate climate models.

The aim of this special issue is to publish scientific research on climate change using active and passive remote sensing at all spatial and temporal scales.

Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.

Planned Papers

Title: Validation of hyperspectral scene simulator for environmental and surveillance/reconnaissance applications
Authors: Murat Gunes, Peter Yuen *, Jonathan Piper, Peter Godfree

Title: Snap-shot multispectral imaging for environmental surveillance application
Authors: Selvagumar Senthurran, Peter Yuen *, Jon Piper, Peter Godfree

Title: Using remote sensing techniques in small-scale forest carbon accounting and measurement: Evidence from South-Central Appalachia
Author: Tatyana Ruseva

Title: Low-cost remote sensing advances for flood risk assessment and communication
Author: Debra F. Laefer

Title: Evolution of radar and lightning variables in convective events in Barcelona and surroundings for the period 2006-2020
Authors: Tomeu Rigo and Sergio Castillo

Title: High resolution IKONOS satellite imagery for Climate Change Impact on Water Supply Sources upon Indigenous Communities in West Papua using NDVI-related assessment
Authors: C.R. Lavers 1, T. Mason 2 , J. Mazower3, and S. Grig3
1 Marine School of Engineering, Plymouth University at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 OH
2 Southampton Channel Coastal Observatory, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZGH, UK
3 Survival International, 6, Chapterhouse Buildings, London, EC1M 7ET, UK
Abstract: High-resolution satellite imagery permits acquisition of critical data to observe climate-change and environmental impact on indigenous communities, especially in remote regions or, due to various socio-economic factors and unstable regimes, may prevent direct access to these areas to validate evidence first hand. In such case use of remote sensing tools, techniques, and data are extremely important. Software-based imagery assessment can quantify radiometrically calibrate both normalised difference vegetation index and temporal change. Rapid detection over large search areas is possible with this method. We evaluate recent trends in local alpine glacier ablation near the Grasberg gold and copper mine (4°03′10″S 137°06′57″E). Future wide scale near-real time space-based monitoring with a range of digital filters would be of great benefit to international remote observers.
Keywords: glacier ablation, high-resolution normalised difference vegetation index, temporal changes, climate change

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Open Access Original Research

Normalized Difference Vegetative Index-related Assessment for Climate Change Impact on Indigenous Communities from High Resolution IKONOS Satellite Imagery in West Papua

Received: 29 October 2020;  Published: 09 July 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103018


High-resolution satellite imagery permits acquisition of critical data to observe climate-change and environmental impact on conflict-impacted indigenous communities with co-existing socio-economic factors, often within unstable regimes. Conflict may prevent direct access in remote regions to validate civilian conflict actor eviden [...]
Open Access Original Research

Evolution of Radar and Lightning Variables in Convective Events in Barcelona and Surroundings for the Period 2006–2020

Received: 28 October 2020;  Published: 14 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102004


The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona is a very densely populated region in the NE of the Iberian Peninsula. Besides, infrastructures in the area have a concrete height in the economy of this part of Europe. The combination of the Mediterranean Sea and the complex topography plays a role in the occurrence of severe weather events in this area [...]
Open Access Research Article

Climate Cloud Model Forecast Verification-an Engineering Perspective

Received: 13 September 2020;  Published: 24 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004004


The processes relevant to the verification of cloud forecasts generated by climate models are discussed from an engineering perspective. These processes include an assessment of cloud product requirements to be evaluated, the creation of a verification test plan including procedures and data to be analyzed, the development of independent sourc [...]
Open Access Research Article

Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns and Australian Bushfires on Aerosol Loading over the Downwind Oceanic Regions

Received: 21 August 2020;  Published: 23 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004003


Nearly 40 years of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) climate data record (CDR) from AVHRR satellite observations over the global ocean is used to study the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and Australian bushfires on aerosol loading over downwind oceanic regions. Recent similar impact studies, by contrast, were mainly focused on the urban and suburb [...]
Open Access Research Article

Estimating the Intensity of Hurricanes from Historical Radar Data Using the Hyperbolic-logarithmic Approximation of Spiral Rainbands

Received: 28 July 2020;  Published: 10 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004002


To increase the amount of information on the intensities of tropical cyclones (TC) used in climate research, the possibility of additional estimates of the intensity of a TC by exploring historical data of conventional (non-Doppler) airborne and coastal radars is considered. Based on the hyperbolic-logarithmic spiral (HLS) model of the streaml [...]