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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Design and Validation of a Multimode Multifrequency VHF/UHF Airborne Radar

This letter deals with the design, realization, and validation of a multimode/multifrequency airborne radar designed for both surface and subsurface prospections. The system operates in the frequency band from very high frequency (VHF) to ultrahigh fre…

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ISAR Imaging of Targets With Complex Motions Based on the Keystone Time-Chirp Rate Distribution

In inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging of targets with complex motions such as fluctuating ships with oceanic waves and high maneuvering airplanes, the azimuth echo signals can be modeled as cubic phase signals (CPSs). In this letter, a new…

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The Use of Spherical Statistics to Analyze Digital Elevation Models: An Example From LIDAR and ASTER GDEM

The use of spherical statistics for comparing and analyzing different digital elevation models (DEMs) is proposed in this letter by the new software package VecStatGraphs3D. Spherical data deal with angular data such as unit vector in 3-D space and are…

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Modeling the Water Bottom Geometry Effect on Peak Time Shifting in LiDAR Bathymetric Waveforms

Bathymetry is usually determined using the positions of the water surface and the water bottom peaks of the green LiDAR waveform. The water bottom peak characteristics are known to be sensitive to the bottom slope, which induces pulse stretching. Howev…

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Intermediate-Frequency Seismic Record Discrimination by Radial Trace Time–Frequency Filtering

In this letter, we research a spatiotemporal-domain-based time–frequency peak filtering (TFPF) method in order to remove the large error (bias) of the conventional TFPF in intermediate-frequency seismic record discrimination. An intermediate-fre…

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Structured Priors for Sparse-Representation-Based Hyperspectral Image Classification

Pixelwise classification, where each pixel is assigned to a predefined class, is one of the most important procedures in hyperspectral image (HSI) analysis. By representing a test pixel as a linear combination of a small subset of labeled pixels, a spa…

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An Efficient Tomographic Inversion Approach for Urban Mapping Using Meter Resolution SAR Image Stacks

This letter describes an efficient approach of multidimensional synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging for urban mapping. The proposed approach is an integration of tomographic SAR inversion and the well-known persistent scatterer interferometry (PSI)….

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Fast Analysis of Electromagnetic Scattering From Three-Dimensional Objects Straddling the Interface of a Half Space

The electromagnetic scattering from 3-D perfectly electrically conducting (PEC) objects straddling the interface of a half-space is analyzed in this letter. The adaptive cross approximation (ACA) algorithm is adopted to enhance the computational effici…

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