Evolution of Radar and Lightning Variables in Convective Events in Barcelona and Surroundings for the Period 2006–2020
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Remote Sensing on Climate Change
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Alfredo Moreira Caseiro Rocha, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Aveiro/CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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.
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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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