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Featured Article: Physics-based secular variation candidate models for the IGRF

Fournier et al. (2021) report on physics-based secular variation forecasts for the international geomagnetic reference field (IGRF). Analysis of satellite data from 2000 onwards reveals that IGRF forecasts are worse at times of fast geomagnetic changes, which are due to processes occurring in the Earth’s fluid outer core. This calls for the implementation of  physics-based forecasting frameworks able to account for these fast changes. Fournier et al. (2021) discuss the achievements and shortcomings of physics-based approaches followed so far, and the challenges that lie ahead. Visit and for more information.

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 2021 EPS Excellent Paper Award are open until Nov 30, 2021.

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EPS Excellent Paper Award 2020

EPS Young Researcher Award 2020

EPS Special Award 

Excellent Reviewers in 2020

Highlighted Papers in 2020

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  1. 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) 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 2020

The following paper won the award:

Understanding and forecasting phreatic eruptions driven by magmatic degassing
John Stix and J. Maarten de Moor

The EPS Young Researcher Award 2020

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 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

Structures, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards in the Sea of Japan
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2021

New Insights in Planetary Science with Hayabusa, Hayabusa2, and Future Space Missions
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2022

Recent Advances in Scientific Application of GNSS Array Data
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2022

DynamicEarth: Earth’s Interior, Surface, Ocean, Atmosphere, and Near Space Interactions
Deadline for submission: 31 March 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: 30 April 2022

Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG): General State-of-Research
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2022

High Resolution Paleomagnetic Chronology of Volcanic Eruption Sequences
Deadline for submission: 30 June 2022

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Featured Article: PSTEP: project for solar–terrestrial environment prediction

Although solar activity may significantly impact the global environment and socioeconomic systems, the mechanisms for solar eruptions and the subsequent processes have not yet been fully understood. Thus, modern society supported by advanced information systems is at risk from severe space weather disturbances. Project for solar–terrestrial environment prediction (PSTEP) was launched to improve this situation through synergy between basic science research and operational forecast. The PSTEP is a nationwide research collaboration in Japan and was conducted from April 2015 to March 2020, and it has made a significant progress in space weather research and operational forecasts. This paper is a summary report of the PSTEP and describes the major research achievements it produced.

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