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Scheduled special issues

The following special issue is scheduled for publication in SE:

Exploring new frontiers in fluids processes in subduction zones 08 Oct 2018–31 Dec 2019 | Guest editors: N. Malaspina, S. Tumiati, C. Sanchez-Valle, and J. H. Davies | Information

This special issue arose from the EGU Galileo conference "Exploring new frontiers in fluids processes in subduction zones", held from 24 to 29 June 2018 in Leibnitz (Austria). This was the first multidisciplinary conference dedicated to understanding fluid-mediated processes in subduction zones, comprising the study of mass transfer and recycling in deep settings and the quantitative understanding of the role of fluids on large-scale mass exchange between Earth's reservoirs.

We welcome research articles and/or frontiers papers from the conference attendees and from any other contributor whose research embraces one of the main topics covered by the conference:

  • experimental and theoretical studies of fluid properties
  • natural studies of fluid–rock interaction
  • thermodynamic modelling of fluid–rock interactions
  • geodynamic modelling and the role of fluids in subduction dynamics.

Advances in seismic imaging across the scales 11 Jul 2018–31 Dec 2018 | Guest editors: M. Malinowski, C. M. Krawczyk, R. Carbonell, and N. Rawlinson | Information

The special issue welcomes (but is not limited to) contributions presented at the session “Imaging and inversion to explore the Earth’s crust” of the 2018 EGU General Assembly and the 18th International Symposium on the Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents and their Margins (SEISMIX 2018) held in Kraków, Poland. The biennial SEISMIX symposium is unique in bringing together the active- and passive-source seismic imaging communities and those who study the Earth from the exploration scale down to the continental scale.

We welcome contributions thematically embracing the main topics covered by the two events mentioned:

  • advanced seismic imaging and inversion methods including FWI and interferometry
  • innovative seismic acquisition and processing techniques
  • joint inversion of multiple datasets
  • seismic imaging for earth hazards, resources and near-surface applications
  • passive continental margins (structure and processes)
  • active continental margins (structure and processes)
  • intra-continental deformation, collision and accretion
  • continental rifts and sedimentary basins
  • mid-ocean ridges and oceanic lithosphere
  • the continental lithosphere.

Understanding the unknowns: the impact of uncertainty in the geosciences 10 Jul 2018–31 May 2019 | Guest editors: L. Perez-Diaz, J. Alcalde, C. Bond, N. M. W. Roberts, F. Boekhout, and B. Grasemann | Information

The idea for this issue arises from EGU General Assembly 2018 session TS11.5/GD10.5, "Understanding the unknowns: recognition, quantification, influence and minimisation of uncertainty in the geosciences". The rationale behind this proposal is to bring together a number of articles aimed at highlighting the importance of understanding uncertainty, often neglected by interpreters, geomodellers, and experimentalists, perhaps due to the societal expectation of a single (flawless) deterministic model and corresponding outputs. In this special issue, we hope to bring together geoscientists from a variety of fields interested in developing a more integrated understanding of how quantifying and recognising uncertainty in geological interpretation, models, and experiments broadens their applicability and increases their value.

Developments in the science and history of tides (OS/ACP/HGSS/NPG/SE inter-journal SI) 01 Jan 2018–31 Dec 2019 | Guest editors: P. L. Woodworth, R. D. Ray, M. Green, and J. H. Davies | Information

The issue is open to any aspect of the subject including the present accuracy of coastal, regional and global tide models; tidal dissipation and its role in geophysics; internal tides and their role in mixing the ocean and in the global ocean circulation; secular changes in tides; and new techniques for measuring tides and analysing the data. The issue also welcomes new findings on earth and atmospheric tides, the role of tides in the origin of life on earth, palaeotides, lake and planetary tides and many other aspects of tides.

The launch of the special issue coincides with the upcoming 100th anniversary of the founding of the Liverpool Tidal Institute (LTI). The LTI was established in 1919 and for many years was the world centre for knowledge of the tides, with Joseph Proudman taking the lead in dynamical theories and Arthur Doodson in the analysis of tidal information from around the world, and tidal prediction. The year 2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), which will meet in Montreal during 9–18 July 2019. The Montreal IUGG will include a Joint Symposium on Tides (with IAPSO as the lead Association) that will be open to all of the aspects of tidal science mentioned above. The symposium will provide a fitting recognition of the anniversaries of both the LTI and IUGG. Contributors to the symposium would be encouraged to write up their work for publication in the special issue.

The special issue is open for contributions now and will stay open until the end of 2019, thereby taking advantage of new findings presented at the IUGG. It is open to any contributor, not only those with links to the LTI or attending the IUGG in Montreal.

Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region (NHESS/ACP/HESS/SE inter-journal SI) 26 Jun 2017–30 Sep 2018 | Guest editors: C. M. Krawczyk and A. Agnon | Information

The Dead Sea region constitutes a unique environmental system on Earth. Set in an extraordinary landscape and cultural area, it is central to life in this region and of great economic and ecological importance. Today, the region is faced with rapid environmental changes and a multitude of hazardous natural phenomena. The ongoing lake level decline of the Dead Sea, the desertification process, occasional flash floods, the development of numerous sinkholes, and the existing significant seismic risk indicate that the region can by affected by important human, economic, and ecologic loss in future. Due to its outstanding characteristics, such as sharp climatic gradients, extreme water salinity, its dynamics, and the combination of both natural and anthropogenic drivers, the Dead Sea region represents a unique natural laboratory in which to study multiple disciplines such as geophysics, hydrology, and meteorology.

The environmental changes in Earth, atmosphere, and water are linked to the main geomorphic feature in the region, the Dead Sea Transform fault system. Due to this active fault zone, the region is exposed to severe earthquake hazard, which in turn, considering the exposed assets and the vulnerability of the building stock, determines a significant seismic risk in the region. Knowledge about processes and structures in the underground is also required for the study of sinkholes. Sinkholes form when groundwater, undersaturated with respect to easily soluble minerals, uses faults as conduits to percolate to subsurface salt deposits. The water dissolves and flushes the salt, leading to a collapse of the underground substrate structure. Thus, the development of sinkholes is enabled. Besides triggering sinkhole formation, groundwater recharge determines the available water resources. The Dead Sea being a terminal lake, its water level decline is controlled by changes in subsurface as well as surface water inflow and evaporation. A direct link to hydrology and atmospheric sciences is thereby established. The rapid shrinking of the water surface area is accompanied by a strong local climatic change, which induces changes in atmospheric circulation patterns. Here, the Dead Sea can be viewed as a laboratory for studying effects of climate change under much accelerated conditions compared to the rest of the world.

The objective of the multidisciplinary special issue "Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region" is to compile research and recent advances on the atmospheric, hydrological, and geophysical processes and dynamics of the Dead Sea and its surroundings, which are also of prototype relevance for other (semi)arid terminal basins of the world. Papers included in this special issue could address the processes of sinkhole genesis, groundwater recharge and movement, flash flooding, as well as seismic or severe meteorological events and could include topics such as the quantification of the water budget components. Moreover, contributions are invited that demonstrate how this knowledge contributes to aspects of risk assessment (or its main components like hazard, exposure, and vulnerability) and could assist in efficient risk mitigation and remediation strategies as well as to appropriate implementation of early warning systems in the region. Both measurement and modelling studies are welcome.

The planned special issue aims to address the unique conditions of the Dead Sea region from different disciplinary views. Given the fast environmental changes in the different spheres, the special issue will be of wide interest to readers from seismologists, geophysicists, engineers, and hydrologists to meteorologists. Interest will not be limited to researchers working in the region as similar changes are occurring in other parts of the world too, many on a much longer timescale.

The special issue is initiated by the Helmholtz Virtual Institute’s DEad SEa Research VEnue (DESERVE). The project brings together researchers working on diverse research fields related to the Dead Sea environment. The special issue will be open for all submissions within its scope.

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