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

Using an integrated remote sensing approach for identification of bedrock and alluvium along the Front Range mountains, Colorado

Joshua C. Stewart, Wendy Zhou, and Paul M. Santi

Special Section on Feature and Deep Learning in Remote Sensing Applications

Guest editors:

John Ball, Derek Anderson, Chee Seng Chan

Journal of Applied Remote Sensing names best papers in three categories

July 2017


from the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation

Lalit Kumar, et al. (2015) 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

Detection of potato beetle damage using remote sensing from small unmanned aircraft systems

E. Raymond Hunt, Silvia I. Rondon (2017) Open Access

Validation of DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Earth imaging satellite shortwave infrared bands for mineral mapping

Fred Kruse, William Baugh, Sandra Perry (2015) Open Access

Stand-off detection of alcohol in car cabins

Jarosław Młyńczak, Jan Kubicki, Krzysztof Kopczyński (2014) Open Access

Attribution of local climate zones using a multitemporal land use/land cover classification scheme

Andreas Wicki, Eberhard Parlow (2017) Open Access

Terrain classification of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar imagery based on polarimetric features and ensemble learning

Chuanbo Huang (2017) Open Access

Low-cost multispectral imaging for remote sensing of lettuce health

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

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

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

Diurnal changes in ocean color sensed in satellite imagery

Robert A. Arnone, Ryan A. Vandermeulen, Inia M. Soto, Sherwin D. Ladner, Michael E. Ondrusek, Haoping Yang (2017) Open Access

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