Preface to the Special Issue on Satellite Altimetry over Land and Coastal Zones: Applications and Challenges

  • Author(s): Cheinway Hwang, Jérôme Benveniste, Yamin Dang, and C. K. Shum
  • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.1-2.I(SA)
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  • Citation: Hwang, C., J. Benveniste, Y. Dang, and C. K. Shum, 2008: Preface to the special issue on satellite altimetry over land and coastal zones: Applications and challenges. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 19, I, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.1-2.I(SA)

This special issue publishes peer reviewed papers stemming from the International Workshop on Coast and Land applications of satellite altimetry, held 21 -22 July 2006, Beijing, China. This workshop is financially supported by the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, National Chiao Tung University, Asia GIS and GPS Co., Chung-Hsing Surv. Co., Huanyu Surv. Eng. Cons. Inc., and Real-World Eng. Cons. Inc. Twenty-two papers were submitted to this issue for review, and 16 papers were accepted following an iterative peer-review process. The accepted papers cover subjects on: ICESat coastal altimetry (1), satellite altimetry applications in solid earth sciences (2), hydrology (4), land/coast gravity field modeling (4), and coastal oceanography (5).

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