Special Issue on Climate Change

Announcing a new Special Issue:


Initial Manuscript Submission Deadline: Monday, July 1st, 2024

Authors who have already signed up for a paper contribution:

  • Dr. Joe Waters, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  A Conically-Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder for Atmospheric Measurements
  • Dr. Adrian Tang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, A UAV Based CMOS Ku-Band Metasurface FMCW Radar System for Low-Altitude Snowpack Sensing
  • Dr. Joe Waters and Peter Siegel, Monitoring the Stratosphere Submillimeter Spectrum to Detect Future Threats to Ozone
  • Prof. Ali Hajimiri, Power Beaming from Space – first tests from MAPLE
  • Dr. Kamal Samanta, Sony Europe BV, High-Power Circuits and Systems (kWs to MWs) Covering MHz to 100s of GHz for Nuclear Fusion Reactors
  • Dr. Dong Wu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cloud Measurements with Microwave-based Cube Sats
  • Dr. Chris Rodenbeck, Naval Research Labs, Space-Based Power Beaming and its Potential Impact on Climate Change
  • Dr. Nathaniel Livesay, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Microwave Limb Scanning – specific paper topic to be defined
  • Dr. Jonathan Jiang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Role of Microwave Technologies in Advancing Climate Change Science
  • Dr. Mathieu Lebreton, Géolithe, RFID Tags for Snow Pack Characterization
  • Dr. Roberto Nebuloni, Cnr-Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (CNR-IEIIT), Opportunistic Sensing of Precipitation
  • Dr. Ziad Haddad, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Miniaturized radar Convoys for Monitoring Convective Storms
  • Dr. Dovilė Čibiraitė-Lukenskienė, Fraunhofer ITWM, Sorting of Waste Plastics with THz Systems
  • Dr. Prasad Gogineni, University of Alabama, UAV Radar Instrument for Snow Thickness Determination
  • Dr. Jacob Kooi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Continuity-Microwave Limb Sounding Instrument
  • Dr. Catherine Prigent, Paris Observatory, Polarimetric Surface Remote Sensing
  • Profs. Victor and Olga-Boric Lubecke, U. Hawaii, Microwave Occupancy Monitoring for Sustainability
  • Prof. Mahmoud Wagih, U. Glasgow, Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Wireless Microwave Systems: A Comparative Sustainability Analysis and Microwave Engineers’ Guide to LCA
  • Prof. Andreas Prokscha, U. Duisburg-Essen, Microwave tracking for habitat assessment and animal science

Based on feedback from our special series article, “Making Waves: Microwaves in Climate Change,” the IEEE Journal of Microwaves is putting together a full special issue on this extremely prescient topic area. Microwave devices, instruments, systems, measurements, applications, and data analysis provide enabling technology and science retrieval in areas related to climate tracking, atmospheric chemistry and evolution, alternative energy development, efficient generation and usage of non-fossil-based fuels, waste conversion, electrification, transportation management, and every sector of the society relying on communications.

We are soliciting articles on the following topics as well as entertaining alternative suggestions from interested contributors:

  • Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Microwave Heating
  • Microwave Generation of Alternative Fuels and Catalysts
  • Microwave Power Beaming
  • Microwave Energy Harvesting
  • Microwaves in Fusion and Energy Generation
  • Low-Loss Microwave Transmission
  • Microwaves in Waste Management
  • Microwave Assisted Chemistry
  • Microwaves in Geophysics
  • Microwave Data Analysis for Climate Research
  • Microwave Tracking for Habitat Assessment and Animal Science
  • Microwave Resource Monitoring
  • Other topics related to climate science and relevant resource monitoring

If you have a particular idea or topic you would like to contribute, please contact Peter Siegel, JMW Editor-in-Chief (phs@caltech.edu).

The deadline for submission of initial manuscripts is Monday, July 1st, 2024. Final upload of accepted paper proofs is September 1st, 2024. All production ready manuscripts will be posted on IEEE Xplore Early Access and will appear in final paginated sequence in the Special Issue – scheduled for final release in October 2024.

Manuscripts should be formatted and submitted using the instructions, templates, and links that can be found at: https://mtt.org/publications/journal-of-microwaves/manuscript-submission/. Contributed papers should be targeted at ten pages but review and special invited papers can be longer. All submissions will be reviewed in accordance with the normal procedures of the journal. Please tag uploaded papers as “Special Issue” through our Author Portal.

We hope you will consider contributing to this Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Microwaves and continue to support the journal through your regular research submissions.