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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Characterization of Low-Backscatter Ocean Features in Dual-Copolarization SAR Using Log-Cumulants

The potential of using log-cumulants for discrimination between mineral oil spills and other low-backscatter ocean features in synthetic aperture radar data is investigated here. Radarsat-2 fine quad-polarization data containing experimental oil spills…

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Impulse Borehole Radar Imaging Based on Compressive Sensing

A novel data acquisition and imaging method based on compressive sensing is utilized for impulse borehole radar (IBR). With the sparse transform that we present for IBR systems, only 50% or even less samples are needed to be collected and transmitted t…

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Training Sample Selection for Space-Time Adaptive Processing in Heterogeneous Environments

As training samples are not always identically distributed with the clutter in the cell under test (CUT) in heterogeneous environments, the estimated clutter covariance matrix for space-time adaptive processing (STAP) is not accurate, which degrades th…

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A Less-Memory and High-Efficiency Autofocus Back Projection Algorithm for SAR Imaging

The back projection (BP) algorithm is an accurate time-domain imaging method for synthetic aperture radar. However, the influences of wind field and turbulence on the platform make the antenna phase centers (APCs) greatly deviate from the designed line…

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Novel Adaptive Component-Substitution-Based Pan-Sharpening Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Component substitution (CS) technique is a famous framework for merging multispectral (MS) and panchromatic (Pan) images. The synthetic intensity component is important in the CS fusion framework. In this letter, we propose an optimization model to obt…

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On the Performance of Reweighted $L_{1}$ Minimization for Tomographic SAR Imaging

$L_{1}$ minimization has proven to be useful for tomographic synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging because it has super-resolution capability and produces no sidelobes. However, it cannot always derive the sparsest solution and often yields outliers …

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Finding Leaves in the Forest: The Dual-Wavelength Echidna Lidar

The dual-wavelength Echidna lidar is a portable ground-based full-waveform terrestrial scanning lidar for characterization of fine-scale forest structure and biomass content. While scanning, the instrument records the full time series of returns at a h…

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Automatic Data Quality Control of Observations in Wireless Sensor Network

Emerging multisource earth observation technologies represented by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology are widely used in land surface observation and simulation studies. Consequently, data quality control of massive observation data has brought c…

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