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Marine Geophysical Research

Marine Geophysical Research

An International Journal for the Study of the Earth Beneath the Sea

Co-Editor-in-Chief: W.-C. Chi; C. Lo Iacono

ISSN: 0025-3235 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0581 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11001

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Wu-Cheng Chi
Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Claudio Lo Iacono
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Book Review Editor:

Peter Clift
Louisiana State University, U.S.A

Editorial Board:

Jang Jun Bahk (Chungnam National University, Korea); Caroline Burberry (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA); Gérôme Calves (Université Toulouse III , France); Angelo Camerlenghi (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS, Italy); Antonio Cattaneo (IFREMER, Plouzané, France); Anil K. Chaubey (National Institute of Oceanography, India); Gareth Crutchley (GNS Science – Te Pu Ao, New Zealand); Weiwei Ding (Second Institute of Oceanography, China); Rob L. Evans (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA); Tada-nori Goto (Kyoto University, Japan); Richard N. Hey (University of Hawaii, USA); Shu-Kun Hsu, (National Central University, Taiwan); Sharon L. Kanfoush, (Utica College, New York); Frauke Klingelhoefer (IFREMER, France); Shuichi Kodaira (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan); Geoffroy Lamarche (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand); Chun-Feng Li (Zhejiang University, China); Paul Mann (University of Houston, Houston, USA); Kyoko Okino (University of Tokyo, Japan); Jean Noel Proust (CNRS, France); Roger Urgeles (Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain); Zhen Sun (Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China)

About the Editors 

Wu-Cheng Chi  


Wu-Cheng Chi
Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wu-Cheng Chi obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He went on to conduct postdoc research at UC Berkeley, Caltech and MIT/WHOI before returning to Taiwan to join the Institute of Earth Sciences at Academia Sinica. Wu-Cheng’s research interests include using passive- and active-source seismic waveforms to study natural processes that occur along plate boundaries from lesser to greater depths. In particular, he studies mountain-building processes using high-quality data from strong-motion, broadband, ocean-bottom seismic networks together with offshore, large offset 2D or high-resolution 3D, seismic-reflection data. As part of his research he has helped build the first generation of broadband, ocean-bottom seismographs for Taiwan, working in partnership with WHOI engineers. He has participated in over 22 research cruises, including 9 for international collaboration projects.

Claudio Lo Iacono 


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Claudio Lo Iacono is a Senior Scientist of the Marine Sciences Institute of the Spanish National Research Council. His expertise builds on sedimentary dynamics, submarine geomorphology, seismostratigraphy of continental margins, and benthic habitat characterization at nested temporal and spatial scales, mainly through the use of high to very high-resolution geophysics and marine robotics (AUVs and ROVs). He lately dedicates most attention in exploring the environmental drivers and quantifying the human footprint on deep sea vulnerable habitats (mainly cold-water coral communities). He is involved in several national and international programs and projects on seafloor mapping, evolution of submarine canyons and monitoring of sedimentary and hydro-dynamics of deep-sea ecosystems. He participated to over 50 research cruises in the north-east Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Thanks to our Reviewers and our Authors! 

We’d like to thank our reviewers for their exceptional work in the journal!
Below are reviewers we would like to acknowledge for their outstanding contribution in 2018:
• Jean- Claude Sibuet, IFREMER, Plouzané, France
• Mathieu Jacques Duchesne, Geological Survey of
Canada, Québec City, Canada
• Brian Calder, Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping /The
University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
• Jingqiang Wang, First Institute of Oceanography/ State
We would also like to thank our authors for their contribution.
The journal offers a book prize to the first-authors of the six most cited papers of the year. With this initiative, the journal aims to recognize authors’ achievement and hard work.
• Springer Books to the value of € 250
• Awarded after the IF is released

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    Well-established international journal presenting marine geophysical experiments on the geology of continental margins, deep ocean basins and the global mid-ocean ridge system. The journal publishes the state-of-the-art in marine geophysical research including innovative geophysical data analysis, new deep sea floor imaging techniques and tools for measuring rock and sediment properties. 

    Marine Geophysical Research reaches a large and growing community of readers worldwide. Rooted on early international interests in researching the global mid-ocean ridge system, its focus has expanded to include studies of continental margin tectonics, sediment deposition processes and resulting geohazards as well as their structure and stratigraphic record. The editors of MGR predict a rising rate of advances and development in this sphere in coming years, reflecting the diversity and complexity of marine geological processes.

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    Claudio Lo Iacono, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain [loiacono@icm.csic.es]

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