Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Clouds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: cloud remote sensing; cloud radiative forcing; cloud detection and classification; cloud microphysical properties; surface solar irradiance
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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Remote sensing of clouds is a hot topic of modern atmospheric remote sensing studies. Clouds largely modify the radiation budget, both in the solar and thermal spectral ranges, playing a fundamental role in the Earth’s climate state and making adjustments to climate forcing. Global changes in surface temperature are highly sensitive to cloud amount and type; hence, it is not surprising that the largest uncertainty in model estimates of global warming is due to clouds. Their properties could change with time, leading to planetary energy imbalance on a global scale. Optical and thermal infrared remote sensing of clouds is a mature research field with a long history. Great progress has been achieved using both ground-based and satellite instrumentation in retrieval of microphysical clouds parameters.
The Special Issue is aimed at the presentation of recent results in ground-based and satellite remote sensing of clouds, including innovative applications for meteorology and atmospheric physics and validation of retrievals based on independent measurements.
Being at the boundary between atmospheric and remote sensing sciences, the “Remote Sensing of Clouds” Special Issue is jointly organized between “Atmosphere” and “Remote Sensing” journals. According to the Aims & Scope of these journals, articles showing the exploitation of remote sensing data in cloud physics and meteorology can be submitted to “Atmosphere”, while articles presenting cloud remote sensing technology and methodology can be submitted to “Remote Sensing”.Dr. Filomena Romano
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. 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 2400 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
- microphysical clouds parameters