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Remote Sensing of Environment

  • ISSN: 0034-4257

Next planned ship date: June 6, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 14.2
  • Impact factor: 13.5

Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) serves the Earth observation community with the publication of results on the theory, science, applications, and technology of studies contribu… Read more

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Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) serves the Earth observation community with the publication of results on the theory, science, applications, and technology of studies contributing to advance the science of remote sensing. Thoroughly interdisciplinary, RSE publishes on terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric sensing. The emphasis of the journal is on biophysical and quantitative approaches to remote sensing at local to global scales and covers a wide range of applications and techniques:


Land cover mapping, vegetation species identification and mapping

Land surface energy and water balance

Disturbance (fire, insect, harvest)

Agriculture (crop mapping, yield prediction, phenology, soil properties, management practices)

Forest and rangeland productivity and inventories

Ecological applications & Ecosystem services (wetland, biodiversity, habitat, animal population, etc.)

Urban applications (mapping, energy consumption, population, etc.)

Terrestrial ecosystem productivity and carbon cycles

Soil properties (moisture, organic matter, texture, structure, etc.)

Geological Applications (minerals, landslide, subsidence, geomorphology, earth quake, etc.)

Hydrology and water resources

Inland and coastal waters

Oceanography and marine science

Cryosphere, mapping and modelling

Atmospheric science and meteorology

Snow, ice and glaciers

Techniques & Methods

Feature extraction from RS images: segmentation and classification, surface structural, biochemical or physiological traits estimation from RS data

Radiative transfer modelling

Machine and deep learning for RS data analysis

RS Data assimilation

Satellite time series analysis & change detection

Satellite data fusion (spectral, spatial and temporal)

Satellite sensor systems characterization including radiometric and geometric calibration

New remote sensing missions and systems

Original Research Articles should describe important significant new results or methods that will advance the science or application of remote sensing. The main contribution should be the remote sensing component, rather than investigation of an environmental problem in which remote sensing does not play a major role. Papers dealing with single study sites are welcome, although the sites should be representative of broad conditions suitable for drawing conclusions of interest to the international audience of this journal. Studies based on close-range sensing (hand-held, IoT, UAV) are welcome if they show sufficient advances in RS methodology which can be generalized for large-area applications.

Review Articles should provide a thorough review of the current state-of-the-art of an important subject in remote sensing, by providing insights and perspectives on the trends, with a synthesis of previous work beyond literature compilation or bibliometric studies.

Short Communications are intended to publish significant new techniques, data, or results in a timely manner where expansion to a full-length paper may cause delay of their availability to the research or user community (5000 words).