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
Contact: [email][/email]
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 Support Vector Machine-Based Particle Filter Method for Improved Flooding Classification

Support vector machines (SVMs) have been applied to land cover classification, and a number of studies have demonstrated their ability to increase classification accuracy. The high correlation between the data set and SVM training model parameters indi…

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Unsupervised Detection of Earthquake-Triggered Roof-Holes From UAV Images Using Joint Color and Shape Features

Many methods have been developed to detect damaged buildings due to earthquake. However, little attention has been paid to analyze slightly affected buildings. In this letter, an unsupervised method is presented to detect earthquake-triggered “r…

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Estimation of Grassland Live Fuel Moisture Content From Ratio of Canopy Water Content and Foliage Dry Biomass

A novel way to estimate the live fuel moisture content (LFMC) was explored from the ratio of canopy water content (CWC) and foliage dry biomass (FDB). The CWC was estimated using the PROSAIL (PROSPECT + SAIL) radiative transfer model from the Landsat 8…

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Spectral Indices for Estimating Exposed Carbonate Rock Fraction in Karst Areas of Southwest China

The quantitative estimation of the fractional cover of carbonate rock (CR) is critical for natural resource management and ecological conservation in karst areas. Based on the analysis of spectral properties of CR together with other land cover types, …

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A 3-D Electromagnetic-Model-Based Algorithm for Absolute Attitude Measurement Using Wideband Radar

In this letter, a novel algorithm for attitude measurement based on a 3-D electromagnetic model (3-D em-model) is proposed. The 3-D em-model is established offline based on the geometric structure of the target, and it can be used to predict the scatte…

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Height Extraction of Maize Using Airborne Full-Waveform LIDAR Data and a Deconvolution Algorithm

Maize is a widely planted crop in China and in other areas of the world and plays an important role in grain production. Monitoring the growth status of maize using remote sensing technology is an important component of precision agriculture and height…

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Improvement of Forest Carbon Estimation by Integration of Regression Modeling and Spectral Unmixing of Landsat Data

Accurately mapping forest carbon density by combining sample plots and remotely sensed images has become popular because this method provides spatially explicit estimates. However, mixed pixels often impede the improvement of the estimation. In this le…

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Truncated SVD-Based Compressive Sensing for Downward-Looking Three-Dimensional SAR Imaging With Uniform/Nonuniform Linear Array

For downward-looking linear array 3-D synthetic aperture radar, the resolution in cross-track direction is much lower than the ones in range and azimuth. Hence, superresolution reconstruction algorithms are desired. Since the cross-track signal to be r…

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