Special Issue "Frontiers in Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications Using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suites"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Satellite Missions for Earth and Planetary Exploration".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.
Interests: imaging and sounding sensor calibration and validation; astrodynamics; RF antenna/receiver design; space weather; space environment effects on satellite and sensor
Interests: satellite instrument pre-launch testing and on-orbit calibration and characterization; vicarious calibration and validation methodologies and applications; calibration inter-comparisons; and using the Moon for sensor on-orbit calibration and characterization
Interests: satellite instrument calibration/validation; inter-satellite calibration with simultaneous nadir overpass; satellite measurments for weather and climate applications
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: VIIRS 2011–2021: Ten Years of Success in Earth Observations
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is one of the key instruments onboard Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (SNPP), NOAA-20, as well as future JPSS spacecraft. The VIIRS instrument provides moderate-resolution, radiometrically accurate global images using 22 visible/near-infrared and infrared bands covering wavelengths from 0.41 to 12.5 microns. With NOAA-20 and SNPP spacecraft being operational and 50 minutes apart along the same sun-synchronous orbit, the VIIRS instruments ensure a continuation of the Earth system observations. The on-orbit calibration/validation, data verification and long term monitoring suggest that the VIIRS on both SNPP and NOAA-20 have been performing well above the specification, maintaining its legacy and serving a broad range of VIIRS user community.
With SNPP VIIRS entering its ten years in-orbit and NOAA-20 VIIRS completing 3 years in-orbit, advances in VIIRS calibration/validation and applications emerge in a wide range of frontiers. The aim of this Remote Sensing special issue is to explore the frontiers in remote sensing techniques and applications enabled by VIIRS onboard SNPP and NOAA-20. The topics contributing to the special issue include, but not limited to:
- Calibration technique development and results from the on-orbit verification in the post-launch check-out, calibration and validation, and long term monitoring of SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS sensor data records.
- Applications of VIIRS data to empower operational environmental monitoring and numerical weather forecasting.
- Applications of VIIRS data to provide insight into the properties and dynamics of different geophysical phenomena, including aerosol and cloud properties, sea, land and ice surface temperatures, ice motion, fires, albedo of Earth, and others.
- Applications of VIIRS data to monitor and investigate changes and properties in surface vegetation, land cover/use, the hydrologic cycle, and the Earth's energy budget over both regional and global scales.
- Applications of VIIRS day/night band data in studies involving both geophysical and social economic activities.
- GEO-LEO and LEO-LEO data fusion involving VIIRS to better understand the Earth observation dynamics.
Both submissions of original manuscripts of latest research results and review contributions are welcome.Dr. Xi Shao
Dr. Xiaoxiong Xiong
Dr. Changyong Cao
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