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Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Applications of Remote Sensing for Numerical Weather Prediction

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 245

Special Issue Editors

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National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA
Interests: numerical weather prediction; wildland fires; atmospheric radiation; surface winds; climate; atmosphere; climatology; meteorology
NorthWest Research Associates, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Interests: remote sensing; weather and climate prediction and modeling; meteorology; climatology; ocean–atmosphere and air–sea interactions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote sensing is a major component of numerical weather prediction (NWP). NWP predictions are routinely blended with satellite information in a process known as data assimilation in order to determine the atmospheric state to initialize the associated models. In addition, models rely on climatology or the characterization of surface properties (vegetation characterization, urban characterization, elevation, land use, etc.) to represent the relevant physical processes to determine the atmospheric evolution. Retrievals are also used routinely to evaluate the model’s performance, and in this way, they contribute to identifying aspects that require further attention in order to improve the accuracy of the predictions. In addition, there is an increasing variety of specialized NWP applications that make use of remote sensing information (e.g., wildland fire spread simulations, renewable energy applications, air quality, etc.). 

This Special Issue is open to contributions that focus on recent developments, or reviews, of relevant aspects of remote sensing applications to improve or extend numerical weather predictions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data assimilation;
  • Characterization of surface properties;
  • Air quality applications;
  • Development of model climatology;
  • Forecast verification;
  • Specialized products for NWP applications.

Dr. Pedro A. Jimenez
Dr. Gad Levy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • numerical weather prediction (NWP)
  • data assimilation
  • weather forecasting
  • climatology
  • surface characterization
  • forecast verification
  • NWP-driven applications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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