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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida

Editorial Board

The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) is an electronic journal that optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress among the remote sensing community. Topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Remote sensing theory and sustainability applications for global-scale atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial systems analysis
  • Experimental concepts for the optimal utilization of remote sensing data
  • Surveys of remote sensing user requirements at the community scale
  • Planning, design, and calibration, intercalibration, and validation requirements for satellite instruments, platforms, and systems
  • Multiple interfaces among communities of data providers, algorithm developers, product producers, and end data assimilation
  • Satellite mission requirements and implementation
  • System engineering for on-board and on-ground data receiving, transmission, compression, processing distribution, access, archiving, and integration
  • Pre- and post-launch systems and instrumentation with interface design, integration, testing, and packaging
  • Space, airborne, and ground-based receiving technology development and transfer, and new orbital measurement concepts in support of remote sensing
  • Remote sensing sensor technology development, technology transfer, and new instrumentation concepts
  • Multisensor and data fusion technologies for improving remote sensing imageries
  • Remote sensing target selection, data acquisition, algorithm development, calibration, validation, product applications
  • Information analysis, data mining, machine learning, and data management for remote sensing imageries
  • Spacecraft and aircraft instrument navigation, coregistration, and measurement stability
  • Remote sensing in support of climatology, meteorology, and numerical weather prediction
  • Remote sensing in support of ecological restoration, agricultural production, and natural resources management with coupled numerical modeling
  • Remote sensing in support of energy sources exploration and management
  • Remote sensing in support of land cover and land use change, land management, mining, and urban planning
  • Remote sensing in support of water resources management and hydrological science
  • Remote sensing in support of natural and human hazard monitoring and management
  • Remote sensing in support of environmental quality monitoring and environmental pollution control
  • Bidirectional or multidirectional interfaces among different remote sensing communities for highly interdisciplinary studies

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, please read our information for authors.

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JARS Intro Video Introduction to the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing from the Editor-in-Chief, Ni-Bin Chang.

JARS is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Current Contents - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Inspec
  • Scopus
  • Ei Compendex
  • Astrophysics Data System

Editorial Office

Contact the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing staff at:

P.O. Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
tel: +1 360 676 3290
fax: +1 360 647 1445


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JARS Facts and Figures

E-ISSN: 1931-3195
Publisher: SPIE
Frequency: Annual (1 volume/year)
Format: Online only
Impact Factor*: 1.183
5-Year Impact Factor*: 1.309
Subject Category Rankings*: 22nd out of 28 journals in Remote Sensing; 15th out of 24 journals in Imaging Science & Photographic Technology; 148th out of 221 journals in Environmental Sciences
*Source: 2014 Web of ScienceTM Data