IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

The “IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing” (JSTARS) is a quarterly publication sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS).

This journal reflects the growing interest in application themes in the annual IEEE conferences. Many papers are part of special issues that result from GRSS sponsored or technically co-sponsored symposia and workshops and similar initiatives. Some special issue topics, particularly those in the applications area, will now be published by the new JSTARS to ease this load. We welcome individual articles and proposals for theme issues or special issues on topics relevant to JSTARS.

The following defines the range of issues appropriate for JSTARS: “Papers should address current issues and techniques in applied remote and in situ sensing, their integration, and applied modeling and information creation for understanding the Earth. Applications are for the Earth, oceans and atmosphere. Topics can include observations, derived information such as forecast data, simulated information, data assimilation and Earth information techniques to address science and engineering issues of the Earth system. The technical content of papers must be both new and significant.”

Editor-in-Chief:
chanuss Name:Dr. Jocelyn Chanussot, SM IEEE
Institution:GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Location:Grenoble, France
Contact:jocelyn.chanussot@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr

Bio:  Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from Savoie University, Annecy, France, in 1998. He is currently conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab). See Full Bio »

 

Jocelyn Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from Savoie University, Annecy, France, in 1998. In 1999, he was with the Geography Imagery Perception Laboratory for the Delegation Generale de l’Armement (DGA – French National Defense Department). Since 1999, he has been with Grenoble INP, where he was an Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2005, an Associate Professor from 2005 to 2007, and is currently a Professor of signal and image processing. He is currently conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab). His research interests include image analysis, multicomponent image processing, nonlinear filtering, and data fusion in remote sensing.

Dr. Chanussot is the founding President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing French chapter (2007-2010) which received the 2010 IEEE GRS-S Chapter Excellence Award “for excellence as a Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society chapter demonstrated by exemplary activities during 2009”. He was a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing AdCom (2009–2010), in charge of membership development. He was the General Chair of the first IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Evolution in Remote sensing (WHISPERS). He is the Chair (2009-2011) and was the Cochair of the GRS Data Fusion Technical Committee (2005–2008). He was a member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2006–2008) and the Program Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, (2009). He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS (2005–2007) and for Pattern Recognition (2006–2008). Since 2007, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING.

Articles & Announcements

A Sampling Strategy for Remotely Sensed LAI Product Validation Over Heterogeneous Land Surfaces

The development of efficient and systematic ground-based spatial sampling strategies is critical for the validation of medium-resolution satellite-derived leaf area index (LAI) products, particularly over heterogeneous land surfaces. In this paper, a n…

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Flood Damage Assessment Through Multitemporal COSMO-SkyMed Data and Hydrodynamic Models: The Albania 2010 Case Study

Flood damage assessment needs not only the estimation of the flood extent but also the information on the drainage of the floodplain and the dynamics of variables as water depth and velocity. These data might be gathered by exploiting numerical models …

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Estimation of Forest Canopy Height Over Mountainous Areas Using Satellite Lidar

The full waveform data of the large-footprint Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite, together with airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) data, were employed to retrieve the basal-area weighted m…

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Forest Biomass and Carbon Stock Quantification Using Airborne LiDAR Data: A Case Study Over Huntington Wildlife Forest in the Adirondack Park

In response to the need for a better understanding of biosphere–atmosphere interactions as well as carbon cycles, there is a high demand for monitoring key forest parameters such as biomass and carbon stock. These monitoring tasks provide insigh…

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Multisensor Satellite Monitoring of the 2011 Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Eruption

This paper shows the main outcomes of the Puyehue volcano (Chile) eruption monitoring by means of multisensor remote sensing instruments working from thermal infrared (TIR) to microwave (MW) spectral range. Thanks to the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar…

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Robust Estimation of Water Chlorophyll Concentrations With Gaussian Process Regression and IOWA Aggregation Operators

In this paper, we propose a new framework for estimating water chlorophyll concentrations in remote sensing data based on Gaussian process regression (GPR) and induced ordered weighted averaging (IOWA) operators. First, we construct an ensemble of GPR …

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Diagnosis of Vegetation Recovery in Mountainous Regions After the Wenchuan Earthquake

The Ms 8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 resulted in numerous landslides disturbing vast areas of vegetation. However, almost 5 years following the catastrophic event, vegetation recovery in the affected regions experienced dynamic changes. In this paper…

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Modeling Watershed Response in Semiarid Regions With High-Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radars

In this paper, we propose a methodology devoted to exploit the outstanding characteristics of COSMO-SkyMed for monitoring water bodies in semiarid countries at a scale never experienced before. The proposed approach, based on appropriate registration, …

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