Special Issue "Estimation of the Surface Solar Irradiance Using Remotely Sensed Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: remote sensing; solar resource; renewable energy; GIS; urban solar; building science; IRT; smart cities
Interests: environmental research; sustainable development; smart cities; earth observation; solar energy; clouds forecasting
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Surface solar irradiance (SSI) is a key parameter of the Earth surface radiation budget affecting surface–atmosphere interactions which drive radiative, hydrological, and land surface processes and greatly influence the weather and climate.
Facing climate change effects, the global interest toward sustainable solutions for the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions is increasing. and consequently, there is a growing demand for accurate knowledge of solar radiation at the Earth surface.
Remotely sensed data enable a better spatial and temporal coverage of the SSI, making its estimation of primary interest for a wide range of applications in atmospheric sciences (weather and climate prediction models), engineering (solar power generation, solar heating, renewable energy, energy management), architecture (energy efficiency in building design), agricultural sciences (evaporation and irrigation, precision farming), as well as in the health sector (Ultraviolet Index, Vitamin D effective dose) and in several fields of the natural sciences.
In this context, the estimation of SSI with remotely sensed data is a very active research domain, and in recent years, several algorithms and models, based on different approaches, have been developed to improve the accuracy of the estimate.
The Special Issue aims to highlight latest contributions from research that address all aspects of SSI estimation using remotely sensed data, ranging from scientific fundamentals up to applicative needs. In addition, this issue will highlight the latest scientific and technological developments in this field of study.
Manuscripts on all aspects related to estimation of the SSI using remotely sensed data are therefore welcome, focusing on models, methods, validations, and data products, to gain insight on the current research status.
Paper topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- High-resolution solar resource assessment;
- Cloud and aerosol effects;
- Short-term and intra-day SSI forecasting through assimilation of remotely sensed data;
- Corrections for 3D cloud effects;
- Modeling approaches;
- Separation models;
- Site adaptation techniques;
- Spatial-scale mismatch of remotely sensed data;
- Urban environment irradiance modelling based on remotely sensed data.
Dr. Edoardo Geraldi
Dr. Panagiotis Kosmopoulos
Dr. Filomena Romano
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 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.
- Surface solar irradiance
- Remote sensing
- Solar forecasting
- Radiative forcing
- Solar power generation and management
- Site adaptation techniques