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Featured Article: Wave-Particle Interactions in Space

When we gaze out on the distant universe, we see billions of galaxies and we also see hundreds of billions of stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Whether we observe in the narrow wavelength band accessible to our human eyes, or we expand our vision to include radio, ultraviolet, x-ray, or gamma-ray domains, we see cosmic objects because they emit energetic photons. Such photons were mostly produced far away and long ago because of subatomic particles (electrons and protons) moving in strong magnetic fields. Whether on our own Sun, in the magnetosphere of remote planets, or in distant radio galaxies, it is electromagnetic waves interacting with such subatomic particles that accelerate electrons and protons to high energies. In turn, such particles ultimately produce the light, or x-rays, or gamma-rays that make the universe come alive to us. We can only study in exquisite detail these fundamental wave-particle processes in own cosmic “backyard”. We have done this in remarkable ways with the NASA Van Allen Probes dual-spacecraft mission.

The paper by Baker [2021] reports on where, when, and how this amazing cosmic accelerator just a few thousand miles above our heads is seen to operate. 

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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Nominations for 2022 EPS Excellent Paper Award are open until Nov 30, 2022.

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EPS Excellent Paper Award 2021

EPS Young Researcher Award 2021

EPS Special Award 

Excellent Reviewers in 2021

Highlighted Papers in 2021

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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 2021

The following paper won the award:

The CHAOS-7 geomagnetic field model and observed changes in the South Atlantic Anomaly  
Christopher C. Finlay, Clemens Kloss, Nils Olsen, Magnus D. Hammer, Lars Tøffner-Clausen, Alexander Grayver & Alexey Kuvshinov 

The EPS Young Researcher Award 2021

Guillaume Ropp won the award as the first author of the following paper:

Sequential modelling of the Earth's core magnetic field 
Guillaume Ropp, Vincent Lesur, Julien Baerenzung & Matthias Holschneider

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

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 March 2023

Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology
Deadline for submission: 31 March 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 December 2022

Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG): General State-of-Research
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2022

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

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Featured Article: A quest for unrest in multiparameter observations at Whakaari/White Island volcano, New Zealand 2007–2018

Caudron et al. (2021) explores the seismic data associated with unrest and eruptions which occurred at Whakaari/White Island volcano in New Zealand for the last ~15 years. Using novel proxies taking advantage of continuous seismic records complemented by more traditional parameters (e.g., earthquakes, deformation), they gain insight into volcano-hydrothermal systems dynamics. Caudron et al. identifies various periods of unrest, shed light on the processes triggering them and overall appears promising for future real-time monitoring efforts.

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