Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Special Issue on "Advances in Remote Sensing of Flooding" To Be Published in Water Journal

Special Issue "Advances in Remote Sensing of Flooding"

Dear Colleagues,

After Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the early morning of 30 October 2012 near New Jersey and New York areas, USA flooding caused by the storm has been documented by ground pictures, aerial photos, and satellite images. These remotely sensed data have been saturated TV and computer screens. In response to a flooding event, it is important quickly to predict and to determine the extent of flooding and landuse type under the floodwater. As observed from news media/TV, the mayor of New York City retracted his order from not a big deal event to an extremely dangerous one in less than 24 hours related Sandy. His ultimate order to evacuate has saved thousands of lives. Therefore, as humans are facing the ever-changing environments and advancing the science and technology especially remote sensing, we as scientists are equipped with advanced knowledge and sophistical instruments/tools, and we are obligated to predict and to capture the extent of flooding in an efficient and effective manner. This type of information is essential to our leaders and emergency responders, as well as concerned public. Access of such critical information can greatly assist comprehensive preparation, emergency response, and relief activity. This is the call for papers that study and document the advances in mapping a flood event using primarily remote sensing technique and datasets.

Prof. Dr. Yong Wang
Guest Editor

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to the website. Once you are registered, click the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2013


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