Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Editor-in-Chief: Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida, USA

The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) is an online journal that optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress within the remote sensing community to improve the societal benefit for monitoring and management of natural disasters, weather forecasting, agricultural and urban land-use planning, environmental quality monitoring, ecological restoration, and numerous other commercial and scientific applications. 

On the cover: The figure is from the paper "Toward high-performance SPAD arrays for space-based atmosphere and ocean profiling LiDARs" by Giulia Acconcia et al. in Vol. 15, Issue 1.

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JARS recognizes best papers

Awards presented for theoretical innovation, interdisciplinary applications, and photo-optical instrumentation and design

Special Section on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Imaging Spectrometer Design

Guest Editors: Shen-En Qian, Robert O. Green, and Antonio J. Plaza

Special Section on Satellite Remote Sensing for Disaster Monitoring and Risk Assessment, Management, and Mitigation

Guest Editors: Hung Lung Allen Huang and Mitchell Goldberg

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Review of approaches for the estimation of sensible heat flux in remote sensing-based evapotranspiration models

M. M. Prakash Mohan, Rajitha Kanchirapuzha, Murari R. R. Varma (2020) Open Access

Combing Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 image time series for invasive Spartina alterniflora mapping on Google Earth Engine: a case study in Zhangjiang Estuary

Di Dong, Chao Wang, Jinhui Yan, Qingyou He, Jisheng Zeng, Zheng Wei (2020) Open Access

Estimating biomass in temperate grassland with high resolution canopy surface models from UAV-based RGB images and vegetation indices

Ulrike Lussem, Andreas Bolten, Jannis Menne, Martin Leon Gnyp, Jürgen Schellberg, Georg Bareth (2019) Open Access

Underwater and airborne monitoring of marine ecosystems and debris

Jun-Ichiro Watanabe, Yang Shao, Naoto Miura (2019) Open Access

Manned aircraft versus small unmanned aerial system—forestry remote sensing comparison utilizing lidar and structure-from-motion for forest carbon modeling and disturbance detection

Michael P. McClelland, Jan van Aardt, Darin Hale (2019) Open Access

RainCube: the first ever radar measurements from a CubeSat in space

Eva Peral, et al. (2019) Open Access

How much benthic information can be retrieved with hyperspectral sensor from the optically complex coastal waters?

Ele Vahtmäe, Birgot Paavel, Tiit Kutser (2020) Open Access

Ship detection and tracking method for satellite video based on multiscale saliency and surrounding contrast analysis

Haichao Li, Liang Chen, Feng Li, Meiyu Huang (2019) Open Access

Semantic segmentation of multisensor remote sensing imagery with deep ConvNets and higher-order conditional random fields

Yansong Liu, Sankaranarayanan Piramanayagam, Sildomar T. Monteiro, Eli Saber (2019) Open Access

APIS: the miniaturized Earth observation camera on-board OPTOS CubeSat

Daniel Garranzo, et al. (2019) Open Access

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