Special Issue "Ocean Remote Sensing"


A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. James H. Churnside

Ocean Remote Sensing Working Group, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, CSD3, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, USA
Website: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/groups/csd3/instruments/floe/
Phone: 1-303-497-6744
Interests: oceanography; climate; remote sensing; sonar; radar; lidar; radiometry; ocean color

Special Issue Information

The ocean covers three quarters of the surface of this planet, and is a major factor affecting conditions here. Life originated in the ocean, and continues because of the ocean’s affects on climate. It is also important for transportation, recreation, and resources that include food and pharmaceuticals. Despite this, no one can argue that the ocean is well understood. Measurements are very difficult, and remote sensing will have to play an increasing role in all aspects of ocean science. Important sensors include optical imagers and acoustics on submsersibles and surface ships; LIDAR, radar, multi- and hyper-spectral imagers, and optical and microwave radiometers on aircraft; and optical and microwave imagers and radiometers on satellites. Inferred quantities include ocean surface winds, sea-surface temperature and salinity, sea surface height, ocean color, bathymetry, and distribution and abundance of biota. This special issue attempts to bring together a wide variety of papers on the sensor technology and applications of ocean remote sensing.


  • Oceanography
  • Climate
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sonar
  • Radar
  • Lidar
  • Radiometry
  • Ocean Color

Related special issue in Sensors journal: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/ocean-remote-sensing

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p. 3638-3665
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(12), 3638-3665; doi:10.3390/rs4123638
Received: 7 September 2012 / Revised: 14 November 2012 / Accepted: 16 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012
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Remote Sens. 2009, 1(4), 1190-1211; doi:10.3390/rs1041190
Received: 26 October 2009 / Revised: 5 November 2009 / Accepted: 27 November 2009 / Published: 1 December 2009
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