Special Issue "Landscape, Agriculture, and Society: Multiplatform Big Data Analysis for Monitoring and Sustainable Management of Agricultural Landscapes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: digital terrain analysis; earth surface processes analysis; natural hazards; geomorphometry; lidar; structure from motion; Anthropocene
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing of Environmental Changes in Cold Regions
Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing of Environmental Changes in Cold Regions Ⅱ
A big challenge in remote sensing today is to study landscape evolution using innovative techniques that allow analyzing and following an increasingly at-risk and ever-changing environment. However, such surveys under topographically complex conditions (vegetation, steep slopes, surface roughness) present several problems. These can be solved through accurate survey planning, merging of different techniques, and data post-processing that considers different topographical features. Typically large datasets include satellite remote sensing, airborne and terrestrial laser scanning, and also geophysical datasets. A further challenge is being able to follow land degradation phenomena at the process time, detect morphological changes with a high level of detail, and then translate these procedures to the landscape scale, finding effective solutions to these problems. A certainly interesting environment to develop, test, and implement new solutions can be agricultural landscapes, where the anthropic evolution has always tried, since ancient times, to control hydro-erosive processes that range from micro-erosion to mass movements and therefore improve cultivation. In this kind of environment, it is possible to assess different survey methodologies analyzing agricultural structures such as terraces, roads, and other human infrastructure that over time have certainly had an impact on the natural landscape. A challenge may be to identify the best techniques that allow reaching a high level of detail to capture the anthropogenic feature related to agricultural activities, understand the structure, and where possible detect and model macro and micro-erosive processes, finding effective solutions to mitigate land degradation phenomena in an agricultural context, where the anthropic factor dominates adding new variables.
Prof. Dr. Paolo Tarolli
Prof. Dr. Antony G Brown
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- agricultural heritage
- anthropogenic landscape
- remote sensing
- structure from motion
- laser scanner