Special Issue: "Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring" - Sensors Journal

Guest Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jiang Dong
State Key Lab of Resources and Environmental Information System
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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New Deadline for Paper submission: 31 March 2008

Summary

Urbanization is one of the most powerful and visible anthropogenic force on the earth (Philip R. Christensen., etc.2003). Rapid urbanization procession exerts great influences on the regional and global environment, so that monitoring spatiotemporal dynamics of urban environment will become increasingly important. Satellite and airborne sensors can provide multi-temporal and multi-spatial information for urban environmental monitoring. Accordingly, the special issue of 'Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring' encourages papers on the use of remotely sensed data for key urban environmental quantities measurement, urban growth simulation, urban ecosystem structure and function assessment.
 
Keywords

Urban Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing, Urban Land Cover Classification, Urban Growth, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Climate Models, Image Fusion / Data Assimilation

Published Papers

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Fenglei Fan 1,3, Qihao Weng 2 and Yunpeng Wang 3,*
1 School of Geography of South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, China, fanfenglei@gig.ac.cn;
2 Department of Geography, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA, Tel: 812-237-2255, Fax: 812-237-8029, E-mail: qweng@indstate.edu
3 State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, GD 510640, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 June 2007 / Accepted: 24 July 2007 / Published: 25 July 2007
Full Paper: Land Use and Land Cover Change in Guangzhou, China, from 1998 to 2003, Based on Landsat TM /ETM+ Imagery
Sensors 2007, 7, 1323-1342  (PDF format, 1530 K)

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Jun Lu 1, Jin-hua Chen 2, Ying Tang 3 and Jin-sha Wang 4
1 Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing , 400045, China; E-mail: lujun66@vip.sina.com
2,4 Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 40045, China; E-mail: everflower_803@tom.com
3 Chongqing Steel Institute of Design, Chongqing, 40045, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 July 2007 / Accepted: 27 September 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007

Full Paper: High-rise Buildings versus Outdoor Thermal Environment in Chongqing
Sensors 2007, 7, 2183-2200 (PDF format, 1180 K)
 
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Renaud Mathieu 1,2,* Jagannath Aryal 3 and Albert K. Chong 1
1 Spatial Ecology Research Facility, School of Surveying, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand; E-mail: renaud.mathieu@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
2 Earth Observation Research Group, Natural Resources & Environment, CSIR, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa; E-mail: rmathieu@csir.co.za
3 Centre for Advanced Computational Solutions, Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Lincoln, New Zealand; E-mail: aryalj@lincoln.ac.nz
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. (Renaud Mathieu)
Received: 13 September 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Object-Based Classification of Ikonos Imagery for Mapping Large-Scale Vegetation Communities in Urban Areas
Sensors 2007, 7, 2860-2880 (PDF format, 1045 K)

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Yichun Xie 1, Chuanglin Fang 2, George C.S. Lin 3, Hongmian Gong 4 and Biao Qiao 2
1 Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, 205 Strong Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Email: yxie@emich.edu, Tel: (734) 487-0218, Fax: (734) 487-6979
2 Institute of Geographic Science & Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A Datun Road, Anwai, Beijing 100101, China
3 Department of Geography, Room 301, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
4 Department of Geography, Hunter College – CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Received: 24 October 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Tempo-Spatial Patterns of Land Use Changes and Urban Development in Globalizing China: A Study of Beijing
Sensors 2007, 7, 2881-2906 (PDF format, 2677  K)

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Sudhir Kumar Pandey 1, Ki-Hyun Kim 1,* and Sun-Ho Lee 2
1 Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
2  Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
E-mail: skpbhu@gmail.com, khkim@sejong.ac.kr*, Tel: 82-2-499-9151, Fax: 82-2-499-2354*
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 November 2007 / Accepted: 19 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Use of a Dynamic Enclosure Approach to Test the Accuracy of the NDIR Sensor: Evaluation Based on the CO2 Equilibration Pattern
Sensors 2007, 7, 3459-3471 (PDF format, 530 K)


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Yaowen Yang 1,*, Venu Gopal Madhav Annamdas 1 , Chao Wang 1 and Yingxin Zhou 2
1 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
E-mail: cywyang@ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: venu.iisc@pmail.ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: cwang@ntu.edu.sg.
2 Building and Infrastructure Division, Defense Science & Technology Agency, Singapore 109679.
E-mail: zyinxin@dsta.gov.sg
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 November 2007 / Accepted: 11 January 2008 / Published: 
Full Research Paper: Application of Multiplexed FBG and PZT Impedance Sensors for Health Monitoring of Rocks 
Sensors 2008, 8, 271-289 (PDF format, 1110 K)

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Yaowen Yang 1,*, Yuhang Hu 1 and Yong Lu 2
1 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798. E-mail: cywyang@ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: huyu0006@ntu.edu.sg
2 Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, UK. E-mail: Yong.Lu@ed.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 November 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Sensitivity of PZT Impedance Sensors for Damage Detection of Concrete Structures
Sensors 2008, 8, 327-346 (PDF format, 900 K)

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Edmund C. Merem 1,* and Yaw A. Twumasi 2
1 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 USA, Tel: 601-432-6856, Fax: 601-432-6862.
2 Department of Advanced Technologies, Alcorn State University, 1000 ASU Drive 360
Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: edmund.c.merem@jsums.edu
Received: 4 December 2007 / Accepted: 22 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Using Geospatial Information Technology in Natural Resources Management: The Case of Urban Land Management In West Africa 
Sensors 2008, 8, 607-619 (PDF format, 1880 K)

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Yu-Pin Lin 1,*, Yun-Bin Lin 2, Yen-Tan Wang 1 and Nien-Ming Hong 3
1 Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan; Email: yplin@ntu.edu.tw; Fax: +886-2-33663467; Tel: +886-2-33663464
2 Recreation and Health-care Management Department, Chianan University of Pharmacy and Science, 60, Sec. 1, Erren Rd., Rende Shiang, Tainan County 71710, Taiwan; Email: yblin@mail.chna.edu.tw
3 Department of Environmental Resources Management, The Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, No. 100, Chiao Kwang Rd., Taichung 407, Taiwan; E-mail: hong@ocit.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Monitoring and Predicting Land-use Changes and the Hydrology of the Urbanized Paochiao Watershed in Taiwan Using Remote Sensing Data, Urban Growth Models and a Hydrological Model
Sensors 2008, 8, 658-680 (PDF format, 2900 K)

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Hualou Long 1,*, Xiuqin Wu 2, Wenjie Wang 3 and Guihua Dong 4
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
2 College of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
3 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
4 China National Environmental Monitoring Center, Beijing 100029, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: longhl@igsnrr.ac.cn (Hualou Long), Tel: +86-10-6488-8169, Fax: +86-10-6485-7065
Received: 26 December 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Analysis of Urban-rural Land-use Change during 1995–2006 and Its Policy Dimensional Driving Forces in Chongqing, China
Sensors 2008, 8, 681-699 (PDF format, 2050 K)

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Simone Pascucci 1,*, Cristiana Bassani 2, Angelo Palombo 1, Maurizio Poscolieri 3 and Rosa Cavalli 2
1 National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja - Zona Industriale, Tito Scalo (PZ), 85050, Italy; E-mail: simone.pascucci@lara.rm.cnr.it
2 National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy; E-mail: cristiana.bassani@lara.rm.cnr.it
3 National Research Council, IDAC, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy; E-mail: maurizio.poscolieri@idac.rm.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed
Received: 5 February 2008  / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Road Asphalt Pavements Analyzed by Airborne Thermal Remote Sensing: Preliminary Results of the Venice Highway
Sensors 2008, 8, 1278-1296 (PDF format, 1130 K)

Open Access
Weiqi Zhou 1,*, Austin Troy 1 and Morgan Grove 2
1 Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, George D. Aiken Center, 81 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA. wzhou1@uvm.edu, atroy@uvm.edu.
2 Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA. jmgrove@gmail.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 28 February 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Object-based Land Cover Classification and Change Analysis in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Using Multitemporal High Resolution Remote Sensing Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 1613-1636 (PDF format,  802 K)

Open Access
Hao Zhang *, Wei-chun Ma and Xiang-rong Wang
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China;
Tel. 86-21-55664052, Fax 86-21-65643343; E-mail: wcma@fudan.edu.cn, xrxrwang@vip.sina.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zhokzhok@163.com
Received: 31 December 2007 / Accepted: 7 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Rapid Urbanization and Implications for Flood Risk Management in Hinterland of the Pearl River Delta, China: The Foshan Study
Sensors 2008, 8, 2223-2239 (PDF format, 371 K)

Open Access
Xian-Zhang Pan *, Qi-Guo Zhao, Jie Chen, Yin Liang and Bo Sun 
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xzpan1@hotmail.com
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Analyzing the Variation of Building Density Using High Spatial Resolution Satellite Images: An Example of Shanghai City
Sensors 2008, 8, 2541-2550 (PDF format, 1420 K)

Open Access
Rosa Maria Cavalli 1, Lorenzo Fusilli 1, Simone Pascucci 2,*, Stefano Pignatti 2 and Federico Santini 1
1 National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy
2 National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja - Zona Industriale, Tito Scalo (PZ), 85050, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: simone.pascucci (a) lara.rm.cnr.it
Received: 17 April 2008 / Accepted: 15 May 2008 / Published: 20 May 2008

Article: Hyperspectral Sensor Data Capability for Retrieving Complex Urban Land Cover in Comparison with Multispectral Data: Venice City Case Study (Italy)
Sensors 2008, 8, 3299-3320 (PDF format, 1180 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053299

Open Access
Yajie Ma 1,*, Mark Richards 2, Moustafa Ghanem 1, Yike Guo 1 and John Hassard 2
1 Department of Computing, Imperial College London, 180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BW, United Kingdom; E-mail: yajie.ma@imperial.ac.uk; m.ghanem@imperial.ac.uk; y.guo@imperial.ac.uk
2 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, 180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BW, United Kingdom; E-mail: mark.richards@imperial.ac.uk; j.hassard@imperial.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yajie.ma@imperial.ac.uk
Received: 1 April 2008; in revised form: 22 May 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Air Pollution Monitoring and Mining Based on Sensor Grid in London
Sensors 2008, 8, 3601-3623 (PDF format, 1880 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063601

Open Access
Lubos Matejicek 1,*, Zbynek Janour 2, Ludek Benes 3, Tomas Bodnar 3 and Eva Gulikova 4
1 Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Benatska 2, Prague 2, 12801, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences, Dolejskova 5, Prague 8, 18200, Czech Republic
3 Department of Technical Mathematics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Karlovo Namesti 13, 12135, Czech Republic
4 Ecoprogress, Zatecka 1899, Most, 43401, Czech Republic
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lmatejic@natur.cuni.cz
Received: 25 January 2008; in revised form: 26 May 2008 / Accepted: 27 May 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Dust Transport over Surface Mining Areas and Neighbouring Residential Zones
Sensors 2008, 8, 3830-3847 (PDF format, 3350 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063830

Open Access
Tim Van de Voorde *, Jeroen Vlaeminck and Frank Canters
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Geography, Cartography and GIS Research Unit, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium; E-Mails: tvdvoord@vub.ac.be (T.V); vlaeminck.jeroen@gmail.com (J.V.); fcanters@vub.ac.be (F.C.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tvdvoord@vub.ac.be (T.V)
Received: 2 April 2008; in revised form: 28 May 2008 / Accepted: 30 May 2008 / Published: 10 June 2008
Article: Comparing Different Approaches for Mapping Urban Vegetation Cover from Landsat ETM+ Data: A Case Study on Brussels
Sensors 2008, 8, 3880-3902 (PDF format, 538 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063880

Open Access
Żaneta Polkowska 1,*, Marek Błaś 2, Kamila Klimaszewska 1, Mieczysław Sobik 2, Stanisław Małek 3 and Jacek Namieśnik 1

1 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), 11/12 G. Narutowicza St., 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
2 Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, 8 Kosiby Street, PL-51670, Wrocław, Poland
3 Forest Faculty, Agricultural University of Cracow, 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Cracow, Poland
E-Mails: zaneta@pg.gda.pl; blasm@meteo.uni.wroc.pl; skakama@chem.pg.gda.pl; sobik@meteo.uni.wroc.pl; chemanal@pg.gda.pl
* Corresponding author; Tel. +48-058-347-10-10: ; Fax: +48-058-347-26-94
Received: 23 May 2008 / Accepted: 19 June 2008 / Published: 25 June 2008
Article: Chemical characterization of dew water collected in different geographic regions of Poland
Sensors 2008, 8, 4006-4032 (PDF format, 585 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8064006
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