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Remote Sensing Monitoring of Snow and Vegetation in Alpine Regions

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2024) | Viewed by 217

Special Issue Editors

Geographisches Institut Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: sar; snow cover; glacier monitoring with optical and sar images; natural disasters; polarimetric decomposition; radar scattering mechanisms
Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: plant phenology; climate change ecology; vegetation remote sensing; alpine ecosystem
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Snow cover and permafrost are important components of the cryosphere, and they play an important role in the climate system as forcing factors of the underlying land surface, affecting surface energy balance and water exchange. Vegetation is also an important part of the global terrestrial ecosystem and both of them can affect the climate system. Due to the influence of climate and topography in alpine regions, vegetation coverage and snow cover are undergoing different changes. It is essential to monitor these responses as they have affected energy, water and biogeochemical cycling in the region, which will ultimately affect human beings. Remote sensing has offered advanced technologies and methodologies to observe and monitor dynamic changes on different scales. Based on the date obtained from various active and passive sensors on ground-, airborne- and satellite-based platforms, scientists can better understand and quantify the dynamic changes in ecosystems and provide necessary information for decision makers to formulate policies.

This Special Issue provides a platform for researchers to publish their studies and present innovative and cutting-edge research results with regard to the monitoring of snow and vegetation in alpine regions .

In this Special Issue, we welcome manuscripts in all aspects regarding remote sensing in the dynamic monitoring of vegetation and snow in alpine regions from multi-scale platforms. Studies that introduce the development of monitoring techniques or highlight the challenges of remote sensing in alpine regions are also encouraged.

Dr. Arnab Muhuri
Prof. Dr. Miaogen Shen
Guest Editors

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  • alpine regions
  • snow cover
  • climate change
  • vegetation dynamics
  • vegetation monitoring

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