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Remote Sensing Applications in Hydrology and Water Resources Management

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (26 May 2024) | Viewed by 207

Special Issue Editors

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—Environment, Canberra, Australia
Interests: ecohydrological modeling; effects of climate change and land management on water availability; ecosystem service accounting

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Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759, USA
Interests: impacts of climate change and human activities on the interaction between surface water and groundwater; field-scale evapotranspiration mapping using remotely sensed data with cloud computing; multi-sensor data fusion for improved spatiotemporal sampling; vegetation health monitoring for agriculture and natural resource management
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Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Southern Research Station, US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Interests: effects of climate change and land management on water quantity and quality, and water supply and demand at a regional scale; Application of computer simulation models, GIS, and remote sensing in regional hydrology; Evapotranspiration and ecosystem productivity modeling at regional to continental scales
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USGS EROS Center, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: remote sensing hydrology; evapotranspiration and soil moisture modeling; drought monitoring and food security; water use, quality, and availability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water, a fundamental resource, is at the nexus of climate change challenges and the needs of an expanding global populace. As we navigate these complex issues, the imperative to accurately gauge water availability, trace its sources, and predict its fluctuations due to environmental and anthropogenic factors grows. However, traditional ground-based methods, while valuable, often grapple with the constraints of localized study costs and the intricacies of expansive assessments. The rapid advancements in remote sensing technology, coupled with the increasing accessibility of satellite data, have revolutionized the field of hydrology and water resources management.

This Special Issue aims to bridge these research gaps by highlighting diverse case studies that employ advanced remote sensing applications. We welcome contributions that explore the use of remotely sensed data from various platforms such as UAVs and airborne and satellite sensors in estimating hydrological processes. We are particularly focused on studies that demonstrate the integration of these remote sensing insights into robust models suitable for local or regional water resource management. By presenting this collection, we hope to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, promote scientific advancement, and advocate for sustainable water management strategies using remote sensing in our changing world.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications in monitoring and managing surface and ground water using remote sensing.
  • Remote sensing for water resource management.
  • Water availability assessment and prediction using satellite data.
  • Estimation of evapotranspiration and runoff through remote sensing.
  • Integration of remote sensing data with hydrological models.
  • Impactful case studies on remote sensing applications in water resource management.

Dr. Ning Liu
Dr. Yun Yang
Dr. Ge Sun
Dr. Gabriel Senay
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Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • water use
  • water supply
  • water availability
  • hydrologic modeling
  • remote sensing
  • water resource management

Published Papers

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