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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Linear Signatures in Urban SAR Images—Partly Misinterpreted?

Corner lines, line signatures related to building facades in synthetic aperture radar images, are commonly related to signal double reflections, either specular or diffuse. However, the scene properties, i.e., building orientation, building shape, and …

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Application of Linear Predictive Coding for Human Activity Classification Based on Micro-Doppler Signatures

In this letter, classification of various human activities based on micro-Doppler signatures is studied using linear predictive coding (LPC). LPC is proposed to extract the features of micro-Doppler that are mixtures of different frequencies. The use o…

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SAR Image Segmentation via Hierarchical Region Merging and Edge Evolving With Generalized Gamma Distribution

This letter proposes a novel segmentation algorithm for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images based on hierarchical region merging and edge evolving. To cope with the influence of speckle in SAR images, a statistical stepwise criterion, the loss of log…

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Observations of the Second-Harmonic Peaks From the Sea Surface With High-Frequency Radars

High-frequency (HF) radars have achieved great success in the remote sensing of sea states. Most operational methods for wave extraction resort to the second-order Doppler spectral continuum based on Barrick’s formulas. However, accurate division of th…

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Quantifying Contribution of Land Use Types to Nighttime Light Using an Unmixing Model

In this study, a model is developed to quantify the land use contribution to nighttime light using coarse-resolution nighttime light imagery and fine-resolution land use data. We assumed that the nighttime light of a region can be represented by a line…

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Object Detection in Terrestrial Laser Scanning Point Clouds Based on Hough Forest

This letter presents a novel rotation-invariant method for object detection from terrestrial 3-D laser scanning point clouds acquired in complex urban environments. We utilize the Implicit Shape Model to describe object categories, and extend the Hough…

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Relationship Between Forest Microwave Transmissivity and Structural Parameters for the Canadian Boreal Forest

This letter proposes relationships between boreal forest microwave transmissivity and four forest structural parameters: summer and winter Leaf Area Index (LAI) from MODIS, biomass $(hbox{t ha}^{-1})$, and total volume $(hbox{m}^{3} hbox{ha}^{-1})$ f…

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Dimensionality Reduction of Hyperspectral Images Based on Robust Spatial Information Using Locally Linear Embedding

In this letter, we propose an improved locally linear embedding (LLE) method based on robust spatial information (named RSLLE) for hyperspectral data dimensionality reduction. It explores and takes full account of the complexity of the spatial informat…

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