Special Issue "Understanding Surface Water Dynamics Based on Multisource Remote Sensing Data"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 18086
Interests: remote sensing of surface water; river discharge; flood inundation; image fusion; Google Earth Engine
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Surface water, presenting in liquid form as lakes, reservoirs and rivers, or in solid form as snow, glaciers and river/lake ices, represents a critical freshwater resource. In either form, surface water plays an essential role in earth systems. However, its presence and dynamics are yet not fully understood at regional to global scales.
Remote sensing provides an effcient approach for estimating the areal extent and water content of both liquid and solid forms. Optical and microwave satellite remote sensing offers the potential to address knowledge gaps in surface water entities, including rivers, lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Multi-source remote sensing data can not only facilitate an improved understanding of the long term variability and trends of surface water dynamics, but can also provide observations on a near real-time basis for monitoring and prediction, particularly in data-sparse regions.
We are calling for innovative research papers that employ multi-source, remotely sensed data to study surface water processes (e.g., river discharge, lake volume variation, wetland inundation, snow/ice melting) and support the development of novel applications (e.g., new algorithms/datasets, integration with models). The Special Issue focuses on but is not limited to exploring the roles of surface water bodies and wetlands in water management, hydrological cycles, ecosystem services, and land–atmosphere interactions.
Prof. Dr. Chang Huang
Prof. Dr. Guiping Wu
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- synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
- optical remote sensing
- surface water
- flood inundation
- river discharge
- lake volume
- wetland inundation
- river/lake ice