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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A Preconditioned Inexact Newton Method for Nonlinear Sparse Electromagnetic Imaging

A nonlinear inversion scheme for the electromagnetic microwave imaging of domains with sparse content is proposed. Scattering equations are constructed using a contrast-source (CS) formulation. The proposed method uses an inexact Newton (IN) scheme to …

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Neural Networks and Support Vector Machine Algorithms for Automatic Cloud Classification of Whole-Sky Ground-Based Images

Clouds are one of the most important meteorological phenomena affecting the Earth radiation balance. The increasing development of whole-sky images enables temporal and spatial high-resolution sky observations and provides the possibility to understand…

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Investigation of SBAS L1/L5 Signals and Their Application to the Ionospheric TEC Studies

With the development of satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS), the dual-frequency L1/L5 observations from a number of geostationary satellites are now available. It provides the possibility of retrieving ionospheric total electron content (TEC) f…

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Recent Field Observations Indicating an Earth System in Critical Condition Before the Occurrence of a Significant Earthquake

In this letter, we show, in terms of the fractureinduced electromagnetic emissions (EME) recorded prior to the earthquake of Chania, Greece [(35.50° N, 23.28° E); October 12, 2013; Mw = 6.4] and the seismicity of the area, that there were…

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Faraday Rotation Retrieval Using SMOS Radiometric Data

Faraday rotation is dynamically computed from L-band radiometric data acquired by the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite. Improved full polarimetric image reconstruction and smart spatiotemporal filtering are used to obtain good estimations of …

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Observation on Soil Moisture of Irrigation Cropland by Cosmic-Ray Probe

The newly developed cosmic-ray probe (CRP) method for measuring area-average soil moisture at the hectometer horizontal scale was tested in the 2012 observation campaign of the Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (HiWATER) in the irr…

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Estimating Subglacial Water Geometry Using Radar Bed Echo Specularity: Application to Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica

Airborne radar sounding is an established tool for observing the bed conditions and subglacial hydrology of ice sheets and glaciers. The specularity content of radar bed echoes has also been used to detect the hydrologic transition of a subglacial wate…

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Scale Mismatch Between In Situ and Remote Sensing Observations of Land Surface Temperature: Implications for the Validation of Remote Sensing LST Products

The validation of remote sensing land surface temperature (LST) products is vital for their broad application. Conventional validation methods use ground-based measurements to evaluate the LSTs retrieved from remote sensing data. However, it is difficu…

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