Respected Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute with your scientific articles to the quality of the forthcoming Special Issue Extraterrestrial Influences on Remote Sensing in the Earth's Atmosphere of the international journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292), indexed in Web of Science, IF2019:4.509 и Scopus: Q1).

Submission Deadline: 30.11.2021.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Aleksandra Nina, The Astrophysics and Ionospheric Laboratory, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Milan Radovanovic, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Luka Č. Popović, Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia


Date: 18.11.2020.



Special Issue Information

Propagation properties of the electromagnetic signals used for different kinds of remote sensing depend on the atmospheric parameters, such as the electron density and temperature. Spatial and temporal variations of these parameters affect signal propagations and, consequently, corresponding applications of the used technique such as observations and positioning. One of the most important sources of atmospheric disturbances is solar electromagnetic and charged particle radiation. In addition, cosmic rays, including both electromagnetic and particle radiation, can provide enough intensive perturbations of the outer Earth’s layer that can affect the signal propagation path. The sources of these perturbations can be relatively close to our planet, but also can be located in the deep Universe. Perturber intensities, lengths and locations in the Earth’s atmosphere can be quite different, which can induce various signal deviations.

The aim of this Issue is to present the latest research linking events and processes in outer space with changes in the propagation of the satellite and ground-based signals used in remote sensing. This special issue welcomes papers that explore the following:

- Detection of the extra-terrestrial radiation and modeling of the induced atmospheric disturbances using different kinds of remote sensing techniques;

- Changes in signals used for remote sensing and the quality of their applications during influences of extra-terrestrial events;

- Influences of events from outer space on the detection of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial events and corresponding modeling, such as masking less intense perturbations with solar influences, etc.

Additionally, other papers that deal with the Earth’s atmosphere’s perturbations due to extra-terrestrial events (e.g., meteor perturbations) that may affect signal propagation are welcome.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open-access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.