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Monitoring Sea Ice Loss with Remote Sensing Techniques

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 295

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Research & Information Center, Tokai University, Tokyo 108-8619, Japan
Interests: remote sensing on sea ice; environmental change

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Guest Editor
Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Interests: climate change; remote sensing on sea ice

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global warming is one of the most serious problems we are facing in the 21st century. Sea ice plays an important role in reflecting solar radiation back into space. The reduction in sea ice has increased the ocean’s absorption of solar radiation, enhancing global warming in what has been regarded as “ice albedo feedback”. Time series of microwave observations from space since the late 1970s have revealed a drastic reduction in the Arctic perennial ice cover, which is now recognized as an indicator of global warming in the IPCC reports. Continued monitoring of changes in the global sea ice cover from space is important because of the expected impacts on the rest of the cryosphere and other regions.

The aim of this special Issue is to focus on techniques for monitoring sea ice extent and thickness using various sensors onboard Earth observation satellites.  The sensors could include, but are not limited to, optical sensors, passive microwave sensors, SAR, and Lidar.  The articles of this Special Issue are expected to be of interest not only to the readers of the journal, but also to scientists who are involved in using remote sensing data in the study of climate and associated environmental changes.

The themes will include “Developing sophisticated techniques for monitoring sea ice loss using various sensors onboard satellites and gaining insights into the causes and potential impacts”. Article types could be original research articles, case reports, and technical notes.

Prof. Dr. Kohei Cho
Dr. Josefino Comiso
Guest Editors

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  • remote sensing
  • glaciology
  • sea ice
  • ice sheet
  • microwave radiometer
  • optical sensor
  • SAR

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