SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Honors Three With Best Paper Awards

Awards recognize interdisciplinary applications, theoretical innovation, and photo-optical instrumentation and design

16 January 2019

BELLINGHAM, Washington, and CARDIFF, UK -- Exceptional articles in interdisciplinary applications, theoretical innovation, and photo-optical instrumentation design in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing have been given best paper awards. The honorees were selected by the journal's editorial board.

The journal is published online in the SPIE Digital Library by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress among the remote sensing community. Ni-Bin Chang, professor of civil, environmental, and construction engineering at the University of Central Florida, is editor-in-chief.

"Fusion of satellite-based imager and sounder data to construct supplementary high spatial resolution narrowband IR radiances," by Elisabeth Weisz, Bryan B. Baum, and W. Paul Menzel (all of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), was chosen in the category of Interdisciplinary Applications. The paper demonstrates, through a data fusion method, the ability to construct infrared absorption narrowband radiances at imager resolution.

"Improving the retrieval of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence at canopy level by modeling the relative peak height of the apparent reflectance," by Jiaochan Hu, Liangyun Liu, and Xinjie Liu (all of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, China), was selected for Theoretical Innovation. The paper describes an approach to enabling more accurate solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence retrieval.

"Fully automated laboratory and field-portable goniometer used for performing accurate and precise multiangular reflectance measurements," by Justin D. Harms, Charles M. Bachmann, Brittany L. Ambeau, Jason W. Faulring, Andres J. Ruiz Torres, Gregory Badura, and Emily Myers, was selected in the category of Photo-Optical Instrumentation and Design. (Harms, Bachmann, Ambeau, Torres, Badura, and Myers are with the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, and Faulring is with AppliedLogix, USA.) The paper presents a portable goniometer that obtains measurements in a variety of terrain and in less time than most other systems without sacrificing consistency or repeatability in laboratory environments.

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