Special Issue "Monitoring Climate Impacts on Agriculture Using Remote Sensing Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: drought monitoring and forecasting; climate trends and impacts; earth observation data; agroclimatology; hydrology; remote sensing
Interests: machine learning; deep learning; artificial intelligence; crop type mapping; cropland mapping; remote sensing; Earth science; food security
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Significant progress is needed in the detection of climate impacts on agriculture. Climate impacts on agriculture are local-to-global scale issues that influence food production, food security, economic stability, and health. Modern day issues include a globally connected agriculture market, the threat of increasing climate extremes with anthropogenic climate change, and the severe consequences that climate impacts have on the world’s poor populations. Thanks to decades of exploration into novel methods and technological advancements, remote sensing techniques continue to provide opportunities for progress. Today’s agriculture monitoring applications draw from numerous accessible and expanding remotely sensed data streams. Use of remote sensing for monitoring agriculture is at an all-time high.
The aim of this Special Issue on “Monitoring Climate Impacts on Agriculture Using Remote Sensing Techniques” is to showcase successful recent endeavors in climate impact detection using remote sensing data and to communicate about promising new methods and datasets.
We invite you to share your research to further our understanding as a community of observed climate impacts on agriculture, new or best practices for remote monitoring, and opportunities for early identification of seasonal crop performance. We encourage submissions that focus on remote sensing of climate impacts that can determine the success or failure of seasonal crop production. Drought, flood, temperature extremes, and climate-associated pests, e.g., locusts, are example topics of interest. We also welcome investigations to remote sensing techniques that address climate impacts on crop suitability and longer-term management decisions. In addition to the points above, topics may include but are not limited to:
- Recent climate extremes and hazards to agriculture production;
- Links to climate trends and regional and global climate drivers;
- Methods of impact detection, including machine learning or data science techniques;
- Efforts to improve field or local scale accuracy of remote monitoring;
- Validation of remote sensing estimates with ground observations;
- Applications of new and in practice monitoring systems;
- New public data sets for shared benchmarks or catalyzing future method development.
Dr. Laura Harrison
Dr. Hannah Kerner
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.
- Agriculture monitoring
- Climate extremes and climate change
- Crop production estimates
- Early detection and prediction
- Water and temperature stress
- Socioeconomic impacts
- Machine learning
- Public data sets