Special Issues

Geosciences runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Shoreline Dynamics and Beach Erosion II
edited by , Germán Rodríguez and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 210
Keywords: morphosedimentological characterization; coastal system analysis and modeling; hydrometeorological extremes; sea-level rise; coastal hydrodynamics; beach erosion drivers; coastal susceptibility and risk; coastal dune and beach management; coastline defense and anthropization
Recent and Fossil Submarine Caves
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2183
Keywords: marine caves; (palaeo)biodiversity; (palaeo)ecology; taphonomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Water Stable Isotope Signatures in the Ice of Antarctica
edited by , and Marina Dütsch
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1158
Keywords: Water stable isotopes; Antarctica; Ice cores; Past climates; Isotopic thermometer; Moisture sources; Deposition and  post-deposition effects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cryosphere)
The Making of the Alps
edited by , , and Eduard Kissling
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1138
Keywords: apine tectonics; exhumation; geodynamics; uplift and erosion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Precursory Phenomena Prior to Earthquakes submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3293
Keywords: Electromagnetism; Radon; Earthquakes; Remote sensing; Design of experiments; data analysis: algorithms and implementation; data management; Modeling and simulation; Satellite measurements; Self-organized systems; Non-linear dynamics and chaos; Fractals; Seismic source mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Triggering Mechanisms and Dynamics of Landslides submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 368
Keywords: landslide hazard; landslide susceptibility analysis; landslide runout modelling; physical-based and data-driven models; local and regional scale; landslide-triggering hydrometeorological thresholds; landslide monitoring; early warning systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Progresses and Gaps on Monitoring of Snow and Its Components at the Local, Regional to Global Scale and Its Applications
edited by , , , Aynur Sensoy and Leena Leppänen
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1477
Keywords: snow; snow observation; snow products; novel technologies; harmonization; NWP and hydrological models; snow data assimilation; snow-related hazards and extreme events; societal impacts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Landslide Behavior: From Monitoring to Kinematic Characterization through Both Traditional and Innovative Approaches
edited by Stefano Alberti, Pietro Milillo, Margherita Cecilia Spreafico and Siyuan Zhao
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 169
Aquatic Systems Quality and Pollution Control II submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 209
Keywords: Transport and fate; Sediment– water interactions; Contaminant distribution and bioavailability; Data mining; Spatial modeling; Emerging contaminants; Risk assessment; Climate change scenarios; Analytical techniques; Remediation and restoration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Artificial Intelligence of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy
edited by Hong-He Xu
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: artificial intelligence; machine learning; big data; dataset; algorithm; fossil record; evolution; extinction
Bayesian Inference and Its Application to Geophysical Inversion
edited by Xin Zhang
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 822
Keywords: Bayesian inference; Uncertainty quantification; Geophysical inversion; Inverse problem; Probability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Geochemical Characterization of Geothermal Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Define Source Processes, Evolution and Environmental Issues
edited by , and Carmine Apollaro
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4036
Keywords: geothermal systems; hydrogeochemical characterization; geostatistical approach; stable and radioactive isotopes; geothermometric and geobarometric approach; major; trace and toxic elements; mercury geochemistry; residence time of water; heavy metal distribution; geothermal reservoir volume; geothermal exploitation; environmental issues in geothermal areas
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geochemistry)
Groundwater in Arid and Semiarid Areas II
edited by John M. (Jack) Sharp, , , Margaret A. Shanafield and Mohamed El-Alfy
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2419
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami Volume 4
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1579
Keywords: tsunamis; interdisciplinary research; disaster risk reduction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Tectonic Geomorphology in Modern Orogenic Zones submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 111
Keywords: active tectonics; deformation; landforms; paleo-seismology; morphotectonics; morphometry; landscape evolution; paleo-climatology; modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Predictions of Hydroclimatic Extremes: Floods, Droughts and Heatwaves
edited by , Hossein Tabari and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 195
Keywords: Floods; Droughts; Heatwaves; Climate change; Environmental risk assessment; Climatic variability; Water resources management; Natural hazards
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Seismicity and Earthquake Source Properties
edited by Xin Wang and Hui Sun
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 185
Keywords: seismicity; earthquake source parameters; earthquake physics; earthquake dynamics; earthquake hazard; strong ground motion; seismotectonics; seismic exploration
Fractured Reservoir Characterization and Modeling: Challenges, Methods and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 54
Keywords: fractured reservoir; reservoir characterization; coupled THMC modeling; machine learning; deep learning; inversion; data assimilation
Land Surface Modeling
edited by Shuang Liu and Yujin Zeng
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 102
Keywords: land surface model; land surface data; human activity; water environment; biogeochemical cycles
Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction Hazard
edited by and Claudia Meisina
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3157
Keywords: earthquake-induced soil liquefaction; assesment of liquefaction hazard; liquefaction manifestations; zonation; settlements; lateral spreading; GIS; liquefaction-induced effects on structures and infrastructures
Arctic Geoarchaeology and Environmental Archaeology
edited by Najat Bhiry, and Dominique Todisco
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 479
Keywords: human-environment relationship; geoarchaeology; environmental archaeology; landscape archaeology; site taphonomy; archaeometry; Arctic and Subarctic; climate change
Ground Penetrating Radar Velocities
edited by , and Hai Liu
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1641
Keywords: ground penetrating radar; velocity estimation; earth’ s subsurface characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Permafrost and Gas Hydrate Response to Ground Temperature Rising
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4328
Keywords: permafrost; gas hydrates; global warming; ground temperature rising; properties of frozen and hydrate bearing sediments; permafrost degradation; gas hydrate decomposition; methane emission
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cryosphere)
Advances in Marine Geology—Selected Papers from P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
edited by and Nadezhda Politova
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1773
Microstructural Analyses of Fault Rocks
edited by Martina Kirilova and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1798
Keywords: microstructural analyses; deformation processes; fault rocks; rheology; kinematics; strain localization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Seabed Morphodynamics submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 511
Keywords: marine conservation; marine spatial planning; resource management; risk assessment; seabed habitats; seabed infrastructure; seabed integrity; seabed morphodynamics; bathymetry; backscatter
Methods for Exploration of the Continental Crust
edited by , and Eric Sandvol
submission deadline 1 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 350
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Geogases in Fault Zones
edited by Thomas Wiersberg, and
submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1097
Keywords: Fault weakening; Fluid-rock interaction; Fluid overpressure; Fault permeability; Mechanochemical gases; Gas- and Fluidmonitoring; Seismic cycles; Earthquake gas precursors
Lipid Biomarkers: The Recalcitrant Biomolecules in Geosphere
edited by Xingqian Cui, Xiaolei Liu and
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 183
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Morphosedimentary Processes in Continental Margins and Oceanic Domain
edited by Cristina Roque
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 33
Keywords: continental margins; deep-water settings; bottom currents circulation; contourite drifts; mass movement processes; turbidity currents; tectonic control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Advances in Earthquake Early Warning Systems
edited by and Elisa Zuccolo
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 233
Keywords: early warning system; real-time system; risk communication; disaster risk reduction; seismic risk management; engineering-related risk prediction; emergency management decision making; citizens empowerment; wireless sensor network; resilience promotion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Rock Falls
edited by Alexander Preh and Johann Thomas Sausgruber
submission deadline 25 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1071
Keywords: rock fall; fragmental rockfall; mass flows; detachment mechanisms; runout; numerical models; landslides; natural hazard
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Monitoring and Modeling Gully Erosion submission deadline 25 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 107
Keywords: gully erosion model; monitoring gully erosion; gully erosion impacts; uncertainty; field methods; sediment storage and transport; gully erosion control
Digital Rock Analysis submission deadline 25 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1858
Keywords: digital rock physics; computational rock physics; pore-scale modeling; flows in porous media; multiphase flow; petrophysical analysis; rock dissolution and mineral precipitation; CO2 sequestration; enhanced hydrocarbon recovery; hydrogen storage; X-ray computed tomography; dual-energy scanning; image processing; image segmentation; numerical modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geomechanics)
Crustal Seismic Attenuation
edited by Thomas Hearn
submission deadline 25 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 119
Keywords: crust; seismic attenuation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Evolution of Modern and Ancient Orogenic Belts submission deadline 25 Sep 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8510
Keywords: Orogens; Collisional tectonics; Subduction; Exhumation; Shear zones; Geochemistry; Magmatism; Metamorphism; Geochronology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Advances in Urban Hydrology
edited by Nasrin Alamdari
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 42
Keywords: urban stormwater; hydrologic extremes; nonstationarity; resiliency; stormwater modeling; optimization; watershed management
Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using GIScience Technologies
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4195
Keywords: Geospatial technology; Remote sensing; GIS; GPS; Spatial statistics; Wildfire; Hotspot detection; Burn scar mapping; Landslide; Earthquake/tsunamis; Hurricane/tornado; Volcanic eruptions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Geoheritage and Geotourism Resources: Education, Recreation, Sustainability II submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 142
Keywords: geoheritage; geoconservation; geosite; geotope; geoeducation; geotoursim; sustainability; geopark; public awareness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism)
Advances in Carbonate Sedimentology submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3001
Keywords: Carbonate sedimentology  ; Carbonate factories  ; Carbonate systems and biota  ; Carbonate facies type and distribution  ; Carbonate and environmental perturbations  ; Carbonate and climate change  ; Machine learning and big data  ; Forward modeling  ; Seismic interpretation  ; Digital outcrop reconstructions  ; Diagenesis of carbonate rocks and dolomitization  ; Carbonate reservoir and CO2 storage
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Continental Flood Basalt Provinces
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 191
Keywords: continental flood basalts; mineralogy; geochemistry; geochronology; continental breakup; mantle plume
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geochemistry)
Advances and Frontiers in Modelling of Earthquake Ground Motion submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 193
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Inversion in Thrust Belts and Their Forelands
edited by Enrico Tavarnelli, Robert W.H. Butler and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 513
Keywords: Inversion tectonics; Fault reactivation; Structural inheritance; Thrust belts; Foreland domains
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Landslide Susceptibility Mapping
edited by , , Zhilu Chang and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 86
Keywords: landslide susceptibility mapping; remote sensing; geographic information systems; machine learning; early warning; climate change
Rock Slope Stability Analysis
edited by Elisabetta Cattoni, , and Evelina Volpe
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 121
Keywords: rock slope stability; numerical analyses; monitoring; case histories; triggering factors; susceptibility assessment; support structures design; defense works
Modern Perspectives in Historical Seismology
edited by and Andrea Tertulliani
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 106
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Soil Erosion and Shallow Landslides: Prediction of the Phenomena and Measures of Sediments Delivery
edited by , , Claudia Meisina, Michael Maerker, and
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 886
Keywords: shallow landslides; susceptibility; hazard; sediment dynamics; field surveys; sediment dynamics; climate change
Detecting Geospace Perturbations Caused by Earth II
edited by and Angelo De Santis
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 96
Keywords: natural hazards; gravity waves; magnetospheric waves; geospace disturbances; earth observation
Mountain Glaciers, Permafrost, and Snow
edited by , Dmitry Ganyushkin and Bijeesh Kozhikkodan Veettil
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 275
Keywords: cryosphere; glacier; mountains; permafrost; snow
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cryosphere)
Natural Hazards and Geological Risks in Subduction Zones
edited by Giovanna Vessia, and Mario Luigi Rainone
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 189
Keywords: Geological risks; Sesmic microzonation in urbanized areas; Volcanic risk; Hydraulic and hydrogeological risk; Landslides; Multihazard urbanized areas
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
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