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Featured Article: Monitoring of equatorial plasma bubbles using aeronautical navigation system: a feasibility study

Equatorial Plasma Bubbles (EPBs) are regions of depleted plasma in the ionosphere that develop at low and equatorial latitudes. EPBs are known to affect the propagation of various trans-ionospheric radio waves and can occasionally lead to disruptions or degradation of satellite-based navigation systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Therefore, routine monitoring of EPBs is crucial for the precise space weather prediction. Hosokawa et al. (2023) introduced a novel method for monitoring EPBs using passive observations of VHF radio waves commonly utilized for aircraft navigation. Their feasibility study suggests that this technique can detect the occurrence of EPBs over a wide area only by operating a small receiver at a single location. Currently, they are establishing a network ( of such passive radio measurements that covers extensive regions in the low-latitude and equatorial zones of the Asian longitudes, which will enhance our ability to monitor the space weather impact of EPBs on a routine basis. 

Featured Article: A review of shallow slow earthquakes along the Nankai Trough

In the Nankai subduction zone, the shallow (≤ 10 km) slow earthquakes actively occur in three specific spots: Hyuga-nada, off Cape Muroto, and southeast off the Kii Peninsula. Subducted sediments along the shallow plate boundary exhibit positive (a–b) values in most cases. This means that spontaneous nucleation is difficult at the shallow plate boundary along the Nankai Trough. The possible key factor for the occurrence of shallow slow earthquakes is fluid migration. Heterogeneous fluid distribution around the plate boundary fault was recognized by seismological studies. The episodic fluid migration around the shallow plate boundary could promote shallow slow earthquakes in regions with high-pore fluid pressure.


An interview with the former and the new Editor-in-Chief

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After eight years of dedicated work on Earth, Planets and Space, Prof. Yasuo Ogawa will hand over editorship of the journal to Prof Takeshi Sagiya. They spoke to us about the challenges in their research fields, the benefits of OA, and the journal's future plans. 

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Highlighted Papers in 2023

EPS Excellent Paper Award 2023

EPS Young Researcher Award 2023

Express Letter: a new article type

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Recently published Special Issues

Kurile arc subduction zone: View of great earthquake generation and disaster mitigation of related phenomena

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Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) is an international, peer-reviewed and open access e-journal publishing high-quality scientific articles in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. EPS also welcomes articles in new and interdisciplinary subjects, including those on new instrumentation. 

EPS publishes in a variety of formats: Full Papers, Express Letters, Frontier Letters, Technical Reports and Comments. In all of these categories, only new and original contents will be considered for publication. Express Letters provide authors with a way to rapidly publish brief reports of high-impact results. Frontier Letters cover frontier research in various fields in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and can be contributed only through an invitation by the Editor-in-Chief. Technical Reports present technical aspects of research in related fields. EPS also provides a venue for topical special issues based on conferences, research projects, and other research initiatives.

The EPS Excellent Paper Award 2023

The following paper won the award:

Chronology of the Chronology of the 2015 eruption of Hakone volcano, Japan: geological background, mechanism of volcanic unrest and disaster mitigation measures during the crisis
Kazutaka Mannen, Yohei Yukutake, George Kikugawa, Masatake Harada, Kazuhiro Itadera and Jun Takenaka

The EPS Young Researcher Award 2023

No recipients

The EPS Special Award

The following papers are awarded for the EPS Special Award:

GEOMAGIA50.v3: 1. general structure and modifications to the archeological and volcanic database
Maxwell C Brown, Fabio Donadini, Monika Korte, Andreas Nilsson, Kimmo Korhonen, Alexandra Lodge, Stacey N Lengyel & Catherine G Constable

GEOMAGIA50.v3: 2. A new paleomagnetic database for lake and marine sediments
Maxwell C Brown, Fabio Donadini, Andreas Nilsson, Sanja Panovska, Ute Frank, Kimmo Korhonen, Maximilian Schuberth, Monika Korte & Catherine Constable

Special Issues accepting submissions

New trends in data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of seismicity
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2024

Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2024

The 2024 M7.6 Noto Peninsula earthquake and seismic swarm
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2024

Symposium on the Future of Heliospheric Science: From Geotail and Beyond
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2024

Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazards in the Himalayan Region
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2023

16th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy (ISEA-16), 2022
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2023

The 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption and related phenomena
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2022

Magma Migration and Eruptions in a Volcanic Group: Case Studies for the 2017-2018 Activity of the Kirishima Volcano Group and Other Global Examples
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2023

High Resolution Paleomagnetic Chronology of Volcanic Eruption Sequences
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2023

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