Call for Papers: “Remote Sensing of Groundwater Resources”

Editors: Ryan Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology ( and JT Reager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (

As climate change and population growth drive increased groundwater demand globally, approaches for monitoring and modeling groundwater resources are critical. Recent advances in remote sensing methods have enabled improved monitoring of groundwater resources at spatial scales ranging from sub-catchments to continents, and at temporal scales ranging from days to decades. While various satellite sensors are sensitive to groundwater conditions and properties, quantifying the link between any given sensor and the property or condition of interest is challenging and often dependent on the hydrologic and geologic setting of a given region, which can be complex and difficult to model. In this special issue, we invite contributions that consider advances in any approach to monitor or model groundwater resources with remotely sensed data. Methods of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
  • Gravity methods such as GRACE and GRACE-FO
  • Airborne Electromagnetic methods
  • The relationship of satellite-derived land use or evapotranspiration estimates to groundwater demand

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2021 (New Date!)

Manuscripts may be submitted here:

Author instructions: