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Special Issue "Revisiting the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan, China Earthquake: New evidence and implications from earth observations"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: earthquake observation from space; satellite-based geophysical field investigation; active tectonics
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Interests: landslides(slope instability); geohzard; monitoring and early warning; earthquakes
Interests: Ionospheric space weather, seismo-ionospheric precursors, ionospheric GNSS geophysics applications
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Interests: synthetic aperture radar (SAR); interferometric SAR (InSAR); time series; precision agriculture
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On 12 May 2008 at 14:28 local time (06:28 UTC), a devastating Mw 8.0 Wenchuan (Sichuan, China) earthquake ruptured the Longmen Shan fault zone in the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau, followed by thousands of aftershocks with 53 reaching or exceeding Mw 5.0. This earthquake caused great damage extending almost 300 km along the Longmen Shan and adjacent areas. A great number of landslides, debris flows, surface fractures, and dammed lakes were observed. All of these caused more than 80,000 fatalities and rendering 4.8m homeless. This event was one of the deadliest earthquakes in China in the past few centuries, immediately after the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake and the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which claimed 200,000 and 250,000 lives, respectively.
Based on different types of earth observations, nummerous researches have been carried out to investigate the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, including formation mechanism, coseismic and postseismic slip distributions, tectonic development of the eastern Tibetan plateau, assessment and mitigation of future seismic hazards, and space information disturbance before the event. Since its 10th Anniversary is approaching, it is time to summarise: (i) the lessons we have learnt from this great event, (ii) the new findings we have with the recent advance of earth observations, and (iii) the implications for EO in support of disaster management in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda.
In this Special Issue, we welcome submission of full, regular or review papers to be collected within a coherent thematic volume of Remote Sensing revisiting the 2008 Wenchuan event. Submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
- Co-seismic and post-seismic deformation
- Fault geometry, slip distribution and earthquake rupture
- Lithospheric-Atmospheric-Ionospheric interaction
- Disaster response and mitigation using EO
- Future seismic hazard
Prof. Dr. Xuhui Shen
Prof. Dr. Qiang Xu
Prof. Dr. Jann-Yenq Liu
Prof. Dr. Zhenhong Li
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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake
- Dammed lakes
- Damage assessment
- SAR, InSAR and Polarimetric SAR
- Satellite gravity and magnetic anomalies
- Satellite thermal infrared anomalies