Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Editor-in-Chief: Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida

The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) is an online journal that optimizes the communication of concepts, information, and progress within the remote sensing community to improve the societal benefit for monitoring and management of natural disasters, weather forecasting, agricultural and urban land-use planning, environmental quality monitoring, ecological restoration, and numerous other commercial and scientific applications. 

Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Special Section on Improved Intercalibration of Earth Observation Data

Guest Editors: Craig Coburn and Aaron Gerace

Demonstration of 25-Hz-inspection-speed laser remote sensing for internal concrete defects

Shinri Kurahashi et al.

Deep convolutional neural network processing of aerial stereo imagery to monitor vulnerable zones near power lines

Abdul Qayyum et al.

February 2018


from the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Comprehensive survey of deep learning in remote sensing: theories, tools, and challenges for the community

John E. Ball, Derek T. Anderson, Chee Seng Chan (2017) Open Access

Rapid broad area search and detection of Chinese surface-to-air missile sites using deep convolutional neural networks

Richard A. Marcum, Curt H. Davis, Grant J. Scott, Tyler W. Nivin (2017) Open Access

Above-ground biomass prediction by Sentinel-1 multitemporal data in central Italy with integration of ALOS2 and Sentinel-2 data

Gaia Vaglio Laurin et al. (2018) Open Access

Comparison of mosaicking techniques for airborne images from consumer-grade cameras

Huaibo Song, Chenghai Yang, Jian Zhang, Wesley C. Hoffmann, Dongjian He, J. Alex Thomasson (2016) Open Access

Low-cost multispectral imaging for remote sensing of lettuce health

David D. Ren, Siddhant Tripathi, Larry K. Li (2017) Open Access

Extracting distribution and expansion of rubber plantations from Landsat imagery using the C5.0 decision tree method

Zhongchang Sun, Patrick Leinenkugel, Huadong Guo, Chong Huang, Claudia Kuenzer (2017) Open Access

Vegetation role in controlling the ecoenvironmental conditions for sustainable urban environments: a comparison of Beijing and Islamabad

Shahid Naeem, Chunxiang Cao, Mirza Muhammad Waqar, Chen Wei, Bipin Kumar Acharya (2018) Open Access

Unmanned aircraft system-derived crop height and normalized difference vegetation index metrics for sorghum yield and aphid stress assessment

Carly Stanton, Michael J. Starek, Norman Elliott, Michael Brewer, Murilo M. Maeda, Tianxing Chu (2017) Open Access

Building damage assessment using airborne lidar

Colin Axel, Jan A. N. van Aardt (2017) Open Access

Assessing land leveling needs and performance with unmanned aerial system

Juan Enciso, Jinha Jung, Anjin Chang, Jose Carlos Chavez, Junho Yeom, Juan Landivar, Gabriel Cavazos (2018) Open Access

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