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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Biogeochemical Fluxes along the Land-Ocean Continuum: Its Impact on the Global Carbon Budget"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019)

Special Issue Editors

Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (CNRS-ULaval), Université Laval, 1045 avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: ocean color remote sensing; marine bio-optics; linkage between physical and biogeochemical processes; climate change in terms of biological variability; change in carbon budget in Arctic waters as consequences of global warming
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: aquatic biogeochemistry and ecology; atmosphere-land-ocean biogeochemical exchanges; marine optics; remote sensing of the environment; climate change; land-ocean interactions in the Arctic; coastal resilience
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2, Canada
Interests: phytoplankton ecology; bio-optics; satellite ocean colour; climate change; coastal oceanography; ecosystem dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change has influenced a wide spectrum of atmospheric, terrestrial, cryospheric, and marine environments. In turn, it is likely that this influences short-term and extreme events such as more frequent storms, flooding, and droughts. Long-term influences include sea-level rise and associated coastal erosion. Many of these events and trends have already impacted, not only natural environments, but also human lives. This is of particular concern near the coast where roughly a half of total population is concentrated. Investigating such impacts is essential for assessing environmental risks and the feedback to global climate system.

Flux of organic matter along the land-ocean continuum is key for better understanding of its potential impact on the flux of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Addressing such an impact requires synthetic and multi-disciplinary knowledge gathered from in situ and satellite remote sensing observations, as well as numerical models. Several in situ climate stations have been established to monitor long-term trends of climate variables (e.g., air temperature, river discharge). Long-term satellite data acquired from a number of sensors have been archived in publically-available servers (e.g., Google Earth Engine, NASA Worldview website) to address decadal-scale changes. High-resolution models for costal regions are now evolving. In addition, new technology and retrieving algorithms for observing environmental changes have been developed. 

The main focus of this Special Issue is to examine long-term trends of biogeochemical variables along the land–ocean continuum at a global scale using a variety of tools (e.g., remote sensing, autonomous platforms). We seek contributions from fields of research including, but not limited to, the changing terrestrial and marine environments and also the influence of atmospheric pollution/aerosols and cryospheric environments that are often a challenge for remote sensing data. We encourage for authors to submit manuscripts that are relevant to these topics. New sensing technologies and retrieving algorithms to address these issues are also encouraged.

Dr. Atsushi Matsuoka
Prof. Dr. Maria Tzortziou
Dr. Emmanuel Devred
Guest Editors

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.


  • Biogeochemical variables
  • Land-ocean continuum
  • Remote sensing
  • Autonomous platforms
  • New sensing technologies and algorithms
  • Long-term trends
  • Climate change

Published Papers

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