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Solid Earth An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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The evolving Earth surface: erosional, sedimentary, morphotectonic, and volcanic processes

Relevant editorial teams:

  • Geodynamics, geodesy, gravity, and geomagnetism | H. Davies, J. Aubert, A. Davaille, T. Gerya, N. Gillet, M. Mandea, and S. McClusky
  • Geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, and volcanology | J. Gottsmann, A. di Muro, M. Heap, A. Longo, and P. Rey
  • Critical zone science | M. Munoz Rojas, M. Oliva, P. Pereira, and M. van der Ploeg
  • Seismics, seismology, geoelectrics, and electromagnetics | C. Krawczyk, U. Werban, M. Malinowski, and T. Nissen-Meyer
  • Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and palaeontology | E. Samankassou, J. Eggenhuisen, S. Gardin, and A. Stroeven
  • Rock deformation, geomorphology, morphotectonics, and paleoseismology | F. Rossetti, M. Allen, B. Grasemann, and G. Peron-Pinvidic
Highlight articles

Hydraulic fracturing is known to induce seismic events, which is a concern for large-scale stimulations, for example, for exploitation of shale gas or geothermal energy. In our study on meter-scale hydraulic fracturing for stress measurements, we show that monitoring of seismicity along with refined seismicity location methods offers unique and ample insights into fracture growth processes. Fracture properties derived from seismicity reveal essential information about the stress state, thus helping to constrain other stress measurements.

Valentin Samuel Gischig, Joseph Doetsch, Hansruedi Maurer, Hannes Krietsch, Florian Amann, Keith Frederick Evans, Morteza Nejati, Mohammadreza Jalali, Benoît Valley, Anne Christine Obermann, Stefan Wiemer, and Domenico Giardini

This study shows the need for a symbiotic relationship between government and research groups for efficient management of geologic data in urban environments. Through its implementation, both the city administration and private companies benefit from the feedback of geologic knowledge acquired during this process, thereby substantially reducing the cost of construction projects and facilitating the development of aquifer management plans.

E. Vázquez-Suñé, M. Ángel Marazuela, V. Velasco, M. Diviu, A. Pérez-Estaún, and J. Álvarez-Marrón

The period between 1991 and 2005 was a time when many western geologists came to the Urals to get a closer look at this famous and extraordinarily rich region. The main reason was an openness policy of the USSR government, when foreigners were admitted to this area that was formerly almost closed. The co-operation of the western geologists with local specialists was very fruitful. The author aimed to describe the most interesting findings in Uralian geology after the learned guests left.

V. N. Puchkov

This paper presents the results of two experiments of revegetation techniques in context of water erosion and mountainous Mediterranean climate. We studied the interest of a wood chip amendment, applied on soil surface (mulch), and its interaction with plant development. The use of different plant species and the monitoring on three growing seasons (with climatic variations) allow us to specify the interest of wood chip mulch to improve revegetation especially in erosion and drought conditions.

V. Breton, Y. Crosaz, and F. Rey

Salt archives in sediments are critical to understanding a number of geochemical processes in the earth surface conditions. This study presents a physical and geochemical survey into aeolian salts in the Chinese deserts to explore their possible climatic implications. The results suggest the aeolian salts are atmospheric origin without local geological limits. It is a latent indicator in onefold depositional environment but not so in diverse conditions. Palaeoenvironmental use should be careful.

B.-Q. Zhu

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