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Call for papers: Remote Sensing of Environment Special Issue, Remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions

By Andrew Thorpe posted 04-22-2020 13:53

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an upcoming special issue in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment (IF=8.2) entitled "Remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions".

The submission deadline is 31 Dec. 2020. Please let us know if you plan on submitting.

Additional details are provided below and are available here:

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

We very much look forward to your submissions.

Best regards,


Andrew K. Thorpe, Ph.D.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology