ERL特刊征稿|Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Environmental Change

22 8月 2023 gabriels



  • 李正强,中国科学院空天信息创新研究院
  • Jason Blake Cohen,中国矿业大学
  • 秦凯,中国矿业大学
  • 林金泰,北京大学
  • 姜哲,中国科学技术大学
  • 金晓梦,美国罗格斯大学


Atmospheric remote sensing provides a basis upon which quantification of the atmosphere and its changes over time can be clearly made. By being able to quantify the loadings, spatial, and temporal distribution of various gasses, aerosols, hydrometeors, and dust, more clear information and a reduction of uncertainty about the actual state of the atmosphere is possible. This in turn can have direct effects on the global climate system, air pollution, and the larger atmospheric environment. Changes in greenhouse gasses, radiative forcing, aerosols, air pollutants, and clouds among others have huge environmental and economic consequences.
One of the major aims is to use remote sensing observations to better understand the conditions occurring in the real world, with a particular emphasis on the Global South and developing nations, areas which have fewer resources and access to high-quality observations, and areas which are at the same time experiencing immense changes in development, emissions, and to a larger extent climate impacts. By including observations from remote sensing, different parts of the atmosphere, different time scales, and different observations of what actually occurs in-situ is possible, leading to a more focused and relevant ability to constrain and understand the actual impacts of both anthropogenic and natural changes on the atmosphere, the environment, and the climate. The inclusion of all forcings, including both natural and anthropogenic, without respect to boarder or reporting bias, and over long periods of time, allows for new insights into the way in which the atmosphere is changing. This in turn allows for new concepts of finding ways to improve or make more detailed impact, attribution, and mitigation studies.

This focus issue aims to broadly solicit studies which use remotely sensed measurements in connection with or impacting upon the environment. We aim to be broad and inclusive in our definitions and welcome satellite remote sensing, ground remote sensing, aircraft remote sensing, drone remote sensing, and remote sensing across all active and passive platforms and all different wavelengths of the spectrum. The second aspect of the focus issue is that these remote sensing observations must be directly tied into the environment and its analysis, but again aim to be broad and inclusive.

We welcome studies directly monitoring air pollutants, aerosols, greenhouse gasses, and clouds, as well as other studies which focus more broadly or generally, such as how changes in the environment or climate impact the ability to observe the atmosphere, attribution studies, emissions inversions from top-down approaches, mitigation studies, and more. Impact studies including but not limited to health, visibility and economy are also welcome. Finally, studies also demonstrating new ways, techniques, or observations capable of merging, integrating, or analysing changes in the environment, both on average and over extreme events are also most welcome.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote Sensing of Air Pollution
  • Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gasses
  • Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds
  • Atmospheric Environmental Change and Impacts
  • Radiative Forcing and Climate Change
  • Emission and Mitigation
  • Attribution of Sources and/or Impacts




作者可登入期刊主页进行在线投稿,先选择“文章类型”,然后在“选择特刊”的下拉框中选择“Focus Issue on Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Environmental Change”。



Environmental Research Letters

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