Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing

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The internationally subscribed monthly journal, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGARS), publishes advances in sensing instruments and techniques used for the acquisition of geoscientific information as well as techniques for processing, enhancing and interpreting information derived from remote sensing instruments. Transactions on GRS is part of the basic service received with GRS membership or GRSS affiliation.

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plazaEditor: Prof. Antonio J. Plaza
Institution: University of Extremadura
Country: Spain
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Bio: Antonio Plaza was born in Cáceres, Spain, in 1975. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from the University of Extremadura, Spain. He is currently an Associate Professor (with accreditation for Full Professor) with the Department of Technology of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, where he is the Head of the Hyperspectral Computing Laboratory (HyperComp). See Full Bio »

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Correcting Incompatible DN Values and Geometric Errors in Nighttime Lights Time-Series Images

The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) nighttime lights imagery has proven to be a powerful remote sensing tool to monitor urbanization and assess socioeconomic activities at large scales. However, the exi…

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Soil Moisture Estimation Under Tropical Forests Using UHF Radar Polarimetry

In this paper, we report on the performance of a semiempirical algorithm for the retrieval of soil moisture (SM) under dense tropical forests using ultrahigh frequency (UHF) polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. The algorithm is a simplific…

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A Semi-Empirical Model for Computing Land Surface Emissivity in the Microwave Region

In an effort to better simulate land surface microwave emissivity, a semi-empirical technique is developed and tested over the U.S. Southern Great Plains (SGP) area. A physical model is used to calculate emissivity at the 10-GHz frequency, combining co…

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Validation of Significant Wave Height From Improved Satellite Altimetry in the German Bight

Significant wave height (SWH) is mapped globally through satellite altimetry. SWH estimation is possible because the shape of a pulse-limited altimetric waveform depends on the sea state. The algorithm for SWH also depends on the width of the point tar…

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Prelaunch Radiometric Characterization and Calibration of the S-NPP VIIRS Sensor

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a key instrument onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) spacecraft that was launched on October 28, 2011. VIIRS is designed to provide top of the atmosphere radiometric mea…

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Extension of the Spectral Acceleration Method to Lossy Medium and Its Application to Electromagnetic Scattering From Rough Surfaces

In the numerical analysis of electromagnetic scattering from random rough surfaces, the spectral acceleration (SA) algorithms proposed by Chou, Torrungrueng, and Johnson are very efficient in their capability of producing an O(N) iterative method of mo…

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Sparse Regularization of Interferometric Phase and Amplitude for InSAR Image Formation Based on Bayesian Representation

Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) images are corrupted by strong noise, including interferometric phase and speckle noises. In general, the scenes in homogeneous areas are characterized by continuous-variation heights and stationary back…

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Wuhan Ionospheric Oblique-Incidence Sounding System and Its New Application in Localization of Ionospheric Irregularities

In this paper, a novel oblique-incidence ionosonde (Wuhan Ionospheric Oblique-Incidence Sounding System) and its new application in the localization of the ionospheric irregularities are presented. Due to the usage of the binary-phase-coded waveform, a…

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