CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE SPECIAL SECTION OF RSE ON The Terra Mission - 20 Years of Science
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 1区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 1区
• 小类 : 成像科学与照相技术 - 1区
• 小类 : 遥感 - 1区
The Terra satellite, launched in December 1999 as the flagship mission of the Earth Observing System, is an international mission carrying instruments developed by the United States, Japan, and Canada. These instruments operate to investigate the connections between Earth's atmosphere, land, ocean, snow and ice, and energy balance and have yielded the first global and seasonal measurements of the Earth system for long-term monitoring of climate and environmental change.
Over the past 20 years and with more than 100,000 orbits, Terra has greatly enhanced our understanding of the Earth's climate and the effects of human activity and natural disasters on communities and ecosystems. With the success of the Terra instrument and the free dissemination of its products,Remote Sensing of Environmentwill devote a Special Issue to highlight science relying on data from multiple Terra sensors or through combinations of data between Terra and other missions. The issue emphasizes the unique opportunity that 20 years of high-quality data from the multiple sensors on the same platform has provided for multi-sensor applications. Studies utilizing any of the Terra instruments are welcome, including Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES), Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT). Papers should incorporate data from two or more sensors with at least one sensor being on Terra. Studies relying on multiple airborne sensors combined with Terra instruments are acceptable if they are related to science applications rather than sensor calibration or product validation. Relevant studies utilizing reanalysis datasets such as MERRA or similar products are also encouraged.
To submit to this Special Issue, please prepare the paper according toRSE guidelinesand submit via the online submission system (https://ees.elsevier.com/rse/). Papers published in special issues should cover exceptional topics and be comparable to or even better than regular papers in quality. Cover letter should indicate that the submission is intended for this Special Issue. Papers in this Special Issue are published withopen access. Papers will be peer reviewed in accordance with the journal’s established policies and procedures. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special Sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.