Remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 3, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Thu 31 Dec 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 0.000
Journal Name : Remote Sensing of Environment
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/remote-sensing-of-environment/call-for-papers/mapping-greenhouse-gas
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Scope

The ability to map greenhouse gas emissions using remote sensing technologies has proven particularly useful in identifying individual point sources, quantifying emission rates, and attributing these to emission sectors. Remote sensing technologies for mapping greenhouse gases (including water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, ozone, ethane, propane, sulphur hexafluoride, chlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) span different wavelength regimes, passive and active sensors, and airborne and satellite platforms. New instruments (e.g. TROPOMI, OCO-2 & 3), new applications of existing instruments (e.g. AVIRIS-NG), and other related sensors have provided exciting opportunities to advance mapping of greenhouse gas emissions.

For this special issue, we encourage the submission of articles that focus on greenhouse gas retrieval and detection across a variety of instrument types and spatial scales. Results can be derived from existing or planned instruments, including acquired data or modelled results. Emission sources can be anthropogenic or natural with spatial resolutions ranging from meters to kilometers in extent. Algorithms can include detection, retrieval, emission quantification, etc. Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Detection or retrieval algorithms
  • Evaluation and validation of detection or retrieval algorithms
  • Estimation of greenhouse gas fluxes using remote sensing techniques
  • Emission attribution
  • Use cases where remote sensing observations have led to emission mitigation
  • Sensitivity studies
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • New instrumentation

Guest editors

  • Dr. Ilse Aben, SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, NDL
  • Dr. Philip Dennison, Department of Geography, University of Utah, USA
  • Dr. Christian Frankenberg, Division of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. Luis Guanter, Department of Applied Physics, Universitat Politècnica de València, ESP
  • Dr. Andrew Thorpe, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

Submission deadline: 12/31/2020

Publication details

Special Issue papers are published as soon as they are accepted and are organized in a single on-line issue. To submit to this Special Issue, please prepare the paper according to RSE guidelines and submit via the online submission system (https://ees.elsevier.com/rse/). Cover letters should indicate that the submission is intended for this Special Issue. Papers in this Special Issue are published with open access. Papers will be peer reviewed in accordance with the journal’s established policies and procedures. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special Sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

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