Next Article in Journal
Acknowledging Uncertainty in Economic Forecasting. Some Insight from Confidence and Industrial Trend Surveys
Next Article in Special Issue
Nucleation and Cascade Features of Earthquake Mainshock Statistically Explored from Foreshock Seismicity
Previous Article in Journal
Aging Modulates the Resting Brain after a Memory Task: A Validation Study from Multivariate Models
Previous Article in Special Issue
Identifying the Occurrence Time of the Deadly Mexico M8.2 Earthquake on 7 September 2017
Open AccessArticle

Geosystemics View of Earthquakes

1
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Sez. Roma 2, 00143 Rome, Italy
2
INGEO Department, Università G. D’Annunzio, 66100 Chieti, Italy
3
Planetek Italia srl, via Massaua 12, 70132 Bari, Italy
4
SpacEarth Technology, 00143 Rome, Italy
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Entropy 2019, 21(4), 412; https://doi.org/10.3390/e21040412
Received: 20 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 12 April 2019 / Published: 18 April 2019
Earthquakes are the most energetic phenomena in the lithosphere: their study and comprehension are greatly worth doing because of the obvious importance for society. Geosystemics intends to study the Earth system as a whole, looking at the possible couplings among the different geo-layers, i.e., from the earth’s interior to the above atmosphere. It uses specific universal tools to integrate different methods that can be applied to multi-parameter data, often taken on different platforms (e.g., ground, marine or satellite observations). Its main objective is to understand the particular phenomenon of interest from a holistic point of view. Central is the use of entropy, together with other physical quantities that will be introduced case by case. In this paper, we will deal with earthquakes, as final part of a long-term chain of processes involving, not only the interaction between different components of the Earth’s interior but also the coupling of the solid earth with the above neutral or ionized atmosphere, and finally culminating with the main rupture along the fault of concern. Particular emphasis will be given to some Italian seismic sequences. View Full-Text
Keywords: earthquakes; entropy; criticality; seismic precursors; Benioff strain; accelerated moment release earthquakes; entropy; criticality; seismic precursors; Benioff strain; accelerated moment release
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

De Santis, A.; Abbattista, C.; Alfonsi, L.; Amoruso, L.; Campuzano, S.A.; Carbone, M.; Cesaroni, C.; Cianchini, G.; De Franceschi, G.; De Santis, A.; Di Giovambattista, R.; Marchetti, D.; Martino, L.; Perrone, L.; Piscini, A.; Rainone, M.L.; Soldani, M.; Spogli, L.; Santoro, F. Geosystemics View of Earthquakes. Entropy 2019, 21, 412.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop