Special Issue "GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Geomorphology"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: agriculture; geomorphology; GIS; natural disasters; natural resources; remote sensing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Fire: Advances in the Assessment of Fire Impacts on Hydrology
Interests: hydrology; environmental hydrology; hydrological modeling; hydrometry; WRM; irrigation; irrigation water management; soil hydrology; geographical information systems (GIS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Geomorphology is the study of the landforms and landscapes, their processes, form and sediments at the inland or coastal surface of the earth. Geomorphological mapping is the main process for providing data for the analysis of landforms and the management of land and water resources. Geomorphology constitutes the most crucial parameter in understanding Earth's surface processes, relief configuration, and landscape evolution. Furthermore, geomorphological maps and geomorphological process delineation are essential, for several other sectors of environmental research, land and water conservation organizers, natural hazard and risk managers, urban planners and construction engineers, and scientists dealing with landscapes and landforms, as well as inland and coastal land use/cover changes.
Recent advances in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and availability of a growing number of new sensors (UAV, airborne, and spaceborne) and remote-sensing-based digital elevation models have led to a revolution in the field of geomorphological mapping and enhanced the ability to understand the surface processes more clearly. Innovative remote sensing data are providing data on landform distribution, surface composition, land and water processes, inland and coastal changes, natural disasters with higher spectral, temporal, and spatial resolution. These advanced tools in addition to the extended capabilities of GIS and geospatial analysis considerably expand the capacity of geomorphological mapping.
This Special Issue aims to review and synthesize all the contributions and the newest progress of methodologies and tools of GIS and remote sensing in geomorphological mapping and geomorphological processes, with a focus on natural hazards, coastal geomorphology, land use/cover change, etc.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit articles concerning the following topics:
- Remote sensing and GIS-based mapping of geomorphological characteristics of landforms;
- Enhanced algorithms of image analysis for geomorphological mapping;
- UAV in geomorphological mapping;
- Remote sensing and GIS applications in inland and coastal geomorphological changes;
- Methodologies for the assessment and mapping of geomorphological hazard and risk, to support land management and planning and tools for risk mitigation and reduction;
- Remote sensing and GIS applications in natural disasters related to geomorphological characteristics;
- Remote sensing and GIS applications in land and water processes (soil erosion, coastal processes etc.);
- Cartography, digital elevation models, UAV, LiDAR in geomorphological applications.
Dr. Emmanouil Psomiadis
Dr. Konstantinos Soulis
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- remote sensing