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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) covers the concepts, information, and progress of the remote sensing community.


  • Remote sensing theory and applications in the atmosphere, oceans, ecosystems, climate, agriculture, land cover/change, space, solar, ice/snow, hazard, fire, pollution, hydrology, and other environmental areas
  • Program and experiment concepts
  • Surveys of remote sensing user requirements
  • Numerical weather prediction
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Satellite instrument calibration requirements
  • Remote sensing validation problems and methods for resolution
  • Satellite mission requirements and implementation
  • On-board and on-ground data receiving and processing
  • Systems engineering for data
  • Pre- and post-launch systems and instrumentation
  • Space technology development and transfer
  • Orbital measurement concepts
  • Sensor technology development
  • Spacecraft and instrument navigation
  • Coupled numerical modeling
  • Data acquisition
  • System integration
  • Algorithm development
  • Product applications
  • Information analysis, mining, and management

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