Special Issue "Lithosphere–Atmosphere–Ionosphere Coupling (LAIC) Models"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019)
When I met the famous Japanese seismologist Seiya Uyeda nearly 20 years ago, he was the same age as I am now. Listening to my enthusiastic reasoning that we are very close to finding the solution to the short-term earthquake forecast problem, Seiya told me that we would be able to confirm this only once the theory of pre-earthquake processes had been created. In the last 20 years, many scientists have worked hard trying to understand how information from underground has propagated through the atmosphere up to its higher layer ionosphere. We are very close now to solving this problem, and the aim of this Special Issue is to summarize the recent progress in understanding the lithosphere–atmosphere–ionosphere coupling (LAIC). This should include at least five important segments:
- A description of the lithosphere–atmosphere interface including the mechanical, geochemical, and electromagnetic interactions;
- A description of pre-earthquake processes in the boundary layer of the atmosphere including the plasmachemical reactions, heat generation, atmospheric movements/AGW generation, and the impact on the global electric circuit (conductivity, EF, etc.);
- A description of atmosphere–ionosphere coupling leading to ionospheric precursors generation considering two main possibilities: electromagnetic coupling and the AGW effect on the ionosphere;
- A description of the ionospheric anomalies associated with earthquake preparation, including variations of electron and ion concentration, electron and ion temperature, modification of the vertical profiles of electron concentration, modification of ion composition in the F-layer of the ionosphere, and the spatial and temporal dynamics of all these parameters;
- The synergy of all these parameters, demonstrating their common origin, uniqueness, and time directivity, indicating the approaching of the system to the critical point.
Dr. Sergey Pulinets
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- tectonic fault
- ion's hydration
- electric field
- air conductivity
- global electric circuit
- latent heat
- acoustic gravity waves
- electron concentration