Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL)

The IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS is a monthly publication for short papers (maximum length 5 pages) addressing new ideas and formative concepts in remote sensing as well as important new and timely results and concepts.
Papers should relate to the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to sensing the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, and the processing, interpretation, and dissemination of this information.
The technical content of papers must be both new and significant. Experimental data must be complete and include sufficient description of experimental apparatus, methods, and relevant experimental conditions. GRSL encourages the incorporation of “extended objects” or “multimedia” such as animations to enhance the shorter papers. As soon as papers are accepted and materials are available at IEEE, they will appear online through the IEEE digital library Xplore.

Editor Information

Alejandro FreryEditor: Prof. Alejandro C. Frery
Institution: Universidade Federal de Alagoas
Country: Brazil
Bio: Alejandro Frery is currently with the Instituto de Computação, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil. His research interests are statistical computing and stochastic modeling.

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GRSL Impact Factor
GRSL has a 2013 Impact Factor of 1.809, an Eigenfactor Score of 0.01144, an Article Influence Score of 0.690, and an average turnaround time close to 30 days. Moreover, as soon as papers are accepted and materials are available at IEEE, they will appear online through the IEEE digital library Xplore.

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Global Interferometric Coherence Maps From TanDEM-X Quicklook Data

TanDEM-X is a spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mission, whose goal is the generation of a global digital elevation model with unprecedented accuracy, by using SAR interferometry. One of the main parameters for asserting the quality of interfer…

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Microwave Imaging of a Slightly Varying 2-D Conducting Object Through Generalized Impedance Boundary Conditions

We consider reconstructing the shape of a perfect electric conducting object and developed a novel imaging method based on generalized impedance boundary conditions (GIBCs). The method relies on selecting a fictitious surface encircling the unknown obj…

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Performance Analysis of State-of-the-Art Representation Methods for Geographical Image Retrieval and Categorization

This letter studies the performance of various image representation schemes used for image search problems for the purpose of geographic image retrieval from satellite imagery. We compare the most widely adopted method of the bag-of-words (BoW) approac…

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Adaptive Subspace Detection for Wideband Radar Using Sparsity in Sinc Basis

The scenario that the moving range spread target (RST) contains the complicated motion is assumed in this letter, which means that its motion includes different nonconstant elements. Based on sparse representation, a new coherent integration method is …

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On-the-Fly Extraction of Polyhedral Buildings From Airborne LiDAR Data

This letter presents an on-the-fly method for extracting polyhedral buildings from airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data. By using the gridding method, the planimetric position and elevation of laser footprints (normally treated as points) …

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A Novel Processing Strategy for Staggered SAR

Staggered synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is an innovative concept, where the pulse repetition interval (PRI) is continuously varied. This, in combination with digital beamforming (DBF) on receive, allows high-resolution imaging of a wide continuous swa…

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A Fast and Accurate Segmentation Method for Ordered LiDAR Point Cloud of Large-Scale Scenes

This letter proposes an efficient two-step segmentation method for large-scale 3-D point cloud data collected by the mobile laser scanners. First, a new scan-line-based ground segmentation algorithm is designed to filter the points corresponding to the…

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High-Resolution SAR Image Generation by Subaperture Processing of FMCW Radar Signal

In this letter, we present a subaperture-based processing scheme for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging using frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar transmission. An efficient two-stage azimuth subaperture processing scheme is proposed fo…

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