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
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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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A Novel Helicopter-Borne Rotating SAR Imaging Model and Algorithm Based on Inverse Chirp-Z Transform Using Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave

With an appropriate geometric configuration, a helicopter-borne rotating synthetic aperture radar (ROSAR) can break through the limitations of conventional strip-map monostatic SAR on forward-looking imaging. Owing to such a capability, ROSAR has exten…

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Interferometric Phase Denoising by Median Patch-Based Locally Optimal Wiener Filter

This letter presents a new filtering technique for interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) phase images. Traditional local denoising algorithms all suffer from the drawback of removing texture detail information. In contrast, several nonlocal …

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PolSAR Ship Detection Based on Superpixel-Level Scattering Mechanism Distribution Features

To improve the target detection performance under a low signal-to-clutter ratio, this letter presents a new polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) ship detector based on superpixel-level scattering mechanism (SM) distribution features. The prop…

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Automatic Recognition of Cloud Images by Using Visual Saliency Features

Automatic cloud detection from satellite imagery is a necessary preprocessing step in remote sensing. Given that humans can easily “see” clouds in an image because of salient region features, we adopt a visual attention technique in compu…

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On the Dependence of Delta-k Efficiency on Multilooking

This letter discusses some aspects of the implementation of Delta-k methods for shift estimation with synthetic aperture radar images. In particular, it shows that a common Delta-k algorithm, which postpones the multilooking to the differential interfe…

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A New Approach to Segmentation of Multispectral Remote Sensing Images Based on MRF

Segmentation of multispectral remote sensing images is a key competence for a great variety of applications. Many of the applied segmentation algorithms are generative models based on Markov random fields. These approaches are generally limited to mult…

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Improving Chlorophyll Fluorescence Retrieval Using Reflectance Reconstruction Based on Principal Components Analysis

Methods based on Fraunhofer line discrimination (FLD) for solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence retrieval require making assumptions or estimations about true reflectance, which is a large source of error, particularly at the O2-B band. This letter pr…

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