Special Issue: "Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles" - Sensors Journal

Guest Editors:
Dr. Fatih Evrendilek 1 and Dr. Can Ertekin 2
1 Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering,Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus 14280 Bolu, Turkey.
Tel. +90 374 254 1000; E-Mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr and fevrendilek@yahoo.com
2 Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Akdeniz University, 07070 Antalya, Turkey.
Tel. +90 242 310 2481; E-Mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr

Deadline for Paper submission: ---- (The publication of this special issue has been ceased. Please submit your manuscript as a regular submission to sensors@mdpi.org)

Call for Papers

This special issue will focus on the integration of remote sensing, sensors, geographical information systems (GIS), process-based models, and empirical models to quantify interactions among solar radiation, climate and biogeochemical cycles in ecological systems at local-to-global scales. Full research papers with new findings and reviews about the state-of-the-art of integration methods for spatial and temporal modeling of changes in the biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere-pedosphere systems are welcome. Submissions are strongly encouraged for the following topics, but are not limited to the following: 

Keywords: Spatio-temporal modeling, Biogeochemical cycles, Climate change, Spatial interpolation, Remote sensing, GIS, Biological productivity 

You may send your manuscript now or by 31 July 2008. For review papers, the title and a short abstract can be sent to me as soon as possible. We would like to invite you or your other coworkers and researchers to contribute papers.

Best wishes,

Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin

Submission

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Published Papers

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Suha Berberoglu 1, Fatih Evrendilek 2,*, Coskun Ozkan 3 and Cenk Donmez 1
1 Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey. E-mail: suha@cu.edu.tr
2 Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506. E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@mku.edu.tr
3 Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey. E-mail: cozkan@erciyes.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 September 2007 / Accepted: 2 October 2007 / Published: 5 October 2007

Full Paper: Modeling Forest Productivity Using Envisat MERIS Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 2115-2127 (PDF format, 2610 K)


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Fatih Evrendilek 1,*, Suha Berberoglu 2, Onder Gulbeyaz 1 and Can Ertekin 3
1 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506; E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
2 Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey. E-mail: suha@cu.edu.tr
3 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 October 2008 / Accepted: 11 October 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007

Full Paper: Modeling Potential Distribution and Carbon Dynamics of Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Case Study of Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2273-2296 (PDF format, 2930 K)


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Tomohisa Yano 1, Mehmet Aydin 2,* and Tomokazu Haraguchi 3
1 Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Kyoritsu University, 1-8 Jiyugaoka, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8585, Japan. E-mail: yanot@kyukyo-u.ac.jp
2 Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mustafa Kemal University, TR-31040, Antakya, Turkey, Tel: +90 532 703 8833, Fax: +90 326 245 5832, E-mail: maydin@mku.edu.tr
3 Faculty of Agriculture, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan. E-mail: tomh@cc.saga-u.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 25 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Full Paper: Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Demand and Crop Growth in a Mediterranean Environment of Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2297-2315 (PDF format, 334 K)


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Miroslav Trnka 1,*, Josef Eitzinger 2,  Pavel Kapler 1, Martin Dubrovskı 3, Daniela Semerádová 1, Zdeněk Žalud 1 and Herbert Formayer 2
1 Institute of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology (217), Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Institute for Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordan St. 82, A-1190  Vienna, Austria
3 Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Boční II/1401, 141 31 Prague, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
 Working group homepage: http://www.ufa.cas.cz/dub/crop/crop.htm#models.
Received: 14 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Full Paper: Effect of Estimated Daily Global Solar Radiation Data on the Results of Crop Growth Models
Sensors 2007, 7, 2330-2362 (PDF format, 3720 K)


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Fatih Evrendilek 1,* and Can Ertekin 2
1 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506, E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
2 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007
Full Paper: Statistical Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Variability in Monthly Average Daily Solar Radiation over Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2763-2778 (PDF format, 2910 K)


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Fatih Evrendilek
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey. E-mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr ; fevrendilek@yahoo.com  
Received: 21 November 2007 / Accepted: 11 December 2007 / Published: 12 December 2007
Full Paper: Integrating Map Algebra and Statistical Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Monthly Mean Daily Incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) over a Complex Terrain
Sensors 2007, 7, 3242-3257 (PDF format, 4130 K)

 
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Alaaddin Yüksel 1,*, Abdullah E. Akay 1, Recep Gundogan 2,Mahmut Reis 1 and Muzaffer Cetiner 1
1     Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry , Department of  Forest Engineering, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr,  akay@ksu.edu.tr
2     Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of  Soil Science , 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: rgundogan@ksu.edu.tr
* Corresponding author. 1Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr , Tel: +90 344  2237666, Fax: +90 344 2217244
Received: 25 January 2008 / Accepted: 13 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Paper: Application of GeoWEPP for Determining Sediment Yield and Runoff in the Orcan Creek Watershed in Kahramanmaras, Turkey*
Sensors 2008, 8, 1222-1236 (PDF format, 1200 K)


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Alaaddin Yüksel 1,*, Abdullah E. Akay 1 and Recep Gundogan 2
1 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry , Department of  Forest Engineering, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr,  akay@ksu.edu.tr
2 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of  Soil Science ,
46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, E-mail: rgundogan@ksu.edu.tr
* Corresponding author. Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr , Tel: +90 344  2237666, Fax: +90 344 2217244
Received: 7 February 2008 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Paper: Using ASTER Imagery in Land Use/cover Classification of Eastern Mediterranean Landscapes According to CORINE Land Cover Project
Sensors 2008, 8, 1237-1251 (PDF format, 4038 K)


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Can Ertekin 1,*, Recep Kulcu 2 and Fatih Evrendilek 3
1 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, 07070, Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
2 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Agriculture, 32260, Cunur, Isparta, Turkey. E-mail: rkulcu@ziraat.sdu.edu.tr
3 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, 14280, Bolu, Turkey. E-mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 January 2008 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008 
Full Paper: Techno-Economic Analysis of Solar Water Heating Systems in Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 1252-1277 (PDF format, 1941  K)


Open Access
Ismail Rakip Karas 1, Bulent Bayram 2, Fatmagul Batuk 2, Abdullah Emin Akay 3 and Ibrahim Baz 1
1 Gebze Institute of Technology, Dept. of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, 41400, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey; E-mails: ragib@gyte.edu.tr; ibaz@gyte.edu.tr
2 Yildız Technical Univ., Dept. of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, 34349, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey; E-mails: bayram@yildiz.edu.tr; batuk@yildiz.edu.tr
3 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam Univ., Dept. of Forest Engineering, 46100, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: akay@ksu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ragib@gyte.edu.tr; www.ismailkaras.com; Tel. +90 262 6053163; Fax +90 262 6053163
Received: 19 February 2008 / Accepted: 1 April 2008 / Published: 15 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Multidirectional Scanning Model, MUSCLE, to Vectorize Raster Images with Straight Lines
Sensors 2008, 8, 2673-2694 (PDF format, 1810 K)


Open Access
Can Ertekin 1,*, Fatih Evrendilek 2 and Recep Kulcu 3
1 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, 07070, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, 14280, Bolu, Turkey
3 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Agriculture, 32260, Cunur, Isparta, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: ertekin (a) akdeniz.edu.tr (C. E.); fevrendilek (a) ibu.edu.tr (F. E.); rkulcu (a) ziraat.sdu.edu.tr (R. K.); Tel.: +90-374-254-1000; Fax: +90-374-253-4558
Received: 23 February 2008 / Accepted: 23 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
Article: Modeling Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Optimum Tilt Angles for Solar Collectors in Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 2913-2931 (PDF format, 307 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052913


 
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