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Featured article: Imaging high-latitude plasma density irregularities resulting from particle precipitation: spaceborne L-band SAR and EISCAT observations

Particle precipitation represents an important source of irregular plasma density structures in the high-latitude ionosphere. Sato et al. (2018)  used Synthetic Aperture Radar to image the small-scale plasma density irregularities under high levels of ionization of up to approximately 300 km over Tromsø, Norway. The irregular electron density is characterized by tens of kilometers of band-like structures aligned in the east–west direction with small patch-like structures. This study presents the first coordinated observations of high-latitude ionosphere features by using SAR satellites and incoherent scatter radar.

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From 1st September 2018 Earth, Planets and Space levies an article-processing charge (APC) of 1,200EUR for full papers, express letters, and technical reports.

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  1. Content type: Full paper


    Authors: Hou-Yuan Lin, Ting-Lei Zhu, Zhi-Peng Liang, Chang-Yin Zhao, Dong Wei, Wei Zhang, Xing-Wei Han, Hai-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Bin Wei, Yu-Qiang Li, Jian-Ning Xiong, Jin-Wei Zhan, Chen Zhang, Yi-Ding Ping, Qing-Li Song, Hai-Tao Zhang…

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    Authors: Erwan Thébault, Christopher C Finlay, Ciarán D Beggan, Patrick Alken, Julien Aubert, Olivier Barrois, Francois Bertrand, Tatiana Bondar, Axel Boness, Laura Brocco, Elisabeth Canet, Aude Chambodut, Arnaud Chulliat, Pierdavide Coïsson, François Civet, Aimin Du…

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Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) covers scientific articles in 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 instrumentations. Only new and original contents will be accepted for publication. No review papers will be accepted.

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EPS Young Researcher Award 2017

Hisashi Hayakawa wins the award as the first author of the following paper. 

Records of sunspot and aurora during CE 960–1279 in the Chinese chronicle of the Sòng dynasty​​​​​​​
Hisashi Hayakawa, Harufumi Tamazawa, Akito Davis Kawamura and Hiroaki Isobe

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EPS Excellent Paper Award 2017

The following paper wins the award.  

Simultaneous observation of the electron acceleration and ion deceleration over lunar magnetic anomalies
Yoshifumi Saito, Masaki N. Nishino, Masaki Fujimoto, Tadateru Yamamoto,Shoichiro Yokota, Hideo Tsunakawa, Hidetoshi Shibuya, Masaki Matsushima, Hisayoshi Shimizu, Futoshi Takahashi

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Special Issues accepting submissions

Featured article: Paleomagnetic studies on single crystals separated from the middle Cretaceous Iritono granite

Granitic rocks could be good recorders of deep-time geomagnetic field behavior, but paleomagnetic measurements on whole-rock granitic samples are often disturbed by the presence of unstable multi-domain magnetite. Kato et al. (2018) demonstrated that single plagioclase crystals separated from granitic rocks can be reliable recorders of the geomagnetic paleointensity by a series of rock-magnetic measurements and Tsunakawa-Shaw paleointensity experiments on plagioclase crystals of the middle Cretaceous Iritono granite, for which past studies have provided tight constraints on the paleomagnetism and paleointensity. The estimated paleointensity value suggests that the time-averaged field strength at the middle of the Cretaceous normal superchron was several times as large as compared to that of non-superchron periods.

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