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Featured Article: Nonlinear wave growth theory of whistler-mode chorus and hiss emissions in the magnetosphere
Whistler-mode chorus and hiss waves controls dynamics of energetic electrons in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Omura (2021) describes nonlinear processes associated with the generation of chorus and hiss waves based on the theoretical developments in the past 15 years. The inhomogeneity factor due to the frequency variation and the gradient of the magnetic field plays a critical role in the generation process of rising-tone and falling-tone wave packets and associated electron acceleration and scattering. The theoretical formulation of an oblique whistler mode wave interacting with energetic electrons at the n-th cyclotron resonance is presented along with derivation of the inhomogeneity factor.
An interview with the former and the new Editor-in-Chief
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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The following paper won the award:
Understanding and forecasting phreatic eruptions driven by magmatic degassing
John Stix and J. Maarten de Moor
M. Kimura won the award as the first author of the following paper:
Earthquake-induced prompt gravity signals identified in dense array data in Japan
Masaya Kimura, Nobuki Kame, Shingo Watada, Makiko Ohtani, Akito Araya, Yuichi Imanishi, Masaki Ando and Takashi Kunugi
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, Stacy 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
VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2021
Structures, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards in the Sea of Japan
Deadline for submission: 31 July 2021
DynamicEarth: Earth’s Interior, Surface, Ocean, Atmosphere, and Near Space Interactions
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2022
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Featured Article: Detection of triggered shallow slips caused by large earthquakes using L-band SAR interferometry
Fujiwara et al. (2020) studied the distribution of crustal deformation caused by large earthquakes in detail using space-borne SAR interferometry and identified many displacement lineaments. Large earthquakes tend to trigger shallow slips on other surrounding pre-existing faults. Subsequently, these triggered shallow slips release accumulated strain, which in turn results in displacement lineaments. The occurrence of such passive faulting creates weak, mobile fault planes that repeatedly move at the same location. These triggered shallow slips bring diversity among active faults as a result.
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) integrated the land observation networks established since the 1995 Kobe earthquake with the seafloor observation networks established since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as MOWLAS (Monitoring of Waves on Land and Seafloor) in November 2017. The purpose of MOWLAS is to provide comprehensive, accurate, and rapid observation and monitoring of earthquake, tsunami, and volcano events throughout Japan and its offshore areas. MOWLAS data are widely utilized for long-term earthquake forecasting, the monitoring of current seismic activity, seismic and tsunami hazard assessments, earthquake early warning, tsunami warning, and earthquake engineering, as well as earthquake science. The application of recent technology advancements to real-time observations as well as the processing of MOWLAS data has contributed to the direct disaster mitigation of ongoing earthquakes.
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