Recent Advances in MST and EISCAT/Ionospheric Studies – Special Issue of the Joint MST15 and EISCAT18 Meetings, May 2017

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Recent Advances in MST and EISCAT/Ionospheric Studies – Special Issue of the Joint MST15 and EISCAT18 Meetings, May 2017 

This special issue calls for papers from the joint meetings of the Fifteenth Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar (MST15/iMST2) and the Eighteenth EISCAT Symposium (EISCAT18) held in Tokyo, Japan, during May 26-31, 2017. The MST Workshops are the primary international meetings on the applications and development of MST radars. The EISCAT Symposium is the biennial conference for EISCAT-related radar research and science. May 2017 joint meeting was a timely opportunity for close and extensive interactions of the middle-atmosphere and ionospheric radar scientists in our era of rapid technological changes and computational advances. We solicit papers of all styles (letter/full paper/technical report). 

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Middle-atmosphere and ionospheric sciences
  • MST radars
  • EISCAT

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on Advancement of our knowledge on Aso volcano: Current activity and background. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2017

Lead Guest Editor

Mamoru Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Japan

Guest Editors

Wayne K. Hocking, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Satonori Nozawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Juha Viernen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Huixin Liu, Kyushu University, Japan
Nozomu Nishitanim, Nagoya University, Japan


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