Call for Papers

2020 Samos (Greece) Earthquake and Eastern Aegean Seismicity and Seismotectonics

The Acta Geophysica (AG) solicits papers for a special issue on the recent Samos earthquake and its seismic sequence and on the seismotectonic and seismicity properties in the area of Eastern Aegean Sea and western Turkey.

On 30 October 2020 the eastern Aegean Sea and western Turkey areas were rattled by the largest earthquake to occur in the region in the last decades, an Mw7.0 earthquake that occurred offshore and close to the north coastline of Samos Island. It generated severe ground shaking in Samos and the greater Izmir area causing deaths and serious injuries, with economic and social impacts on the local population which are bound to be profound. Unraveling the secrets of the sequence and the geodynamics of the area is the key point of this special issue aimed at producing a suite of articles on detailed investigations and syntheses in all phases of scientific and engineering work pertaining to the Samos earthquake for this Special Issue, as well as papers on post-earthquake response and public policy matters. Understanding the mechanism and recurrence of such events is extremely important for regional seismic hazard assessment.

We are asking for original research papers that can include the following themes:

  1. Rupture characteristics and spatiotemporal evolution of the sequence
  2. Joint inversions of seismic and geodetic data
  3. Strong ground motion modeling
  4. Seismicity and Seismotectonic properties of the greater area

Guest Editors

Eleftheria Papadimitriou, Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece,

Ramon Zuniga, Centro de Geociencias Campus Juriquilla, UNAM, Querétaro, México,

Onur Tan, Geophysical Engineering Department, İstanbul University – Cerrahpasa, İstanbul, Turkey,

Vassileios Karakostas, Geophysics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece,

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 February 2021

Papers will be reviewed according to the usual AG procedures.

Accepted papers will be published online ahead of the print publication, scheduled for April 2021. Please send inquiries or notices of intent to submit a paper to E. Papadimitriou

AG will begin accepting submissions immediately. Manuscripts should be formatted as outlined in the Instructions for Authors at the Submission Guidelines and should be submitted here. Authors should select the category “2020 Samos earthquake and …” Questions related to scientific issues may be addressed to the guest editors, while those related to submission of papers may be addressed to Zbigniew Wisniewski, Managing Editor of AG at

Call for Papers - 2021

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation in Hydraulics

This Special Issue aims to cover the broader field of experimental methods, instruments, measurement techniques, and data analysis routines across hydraulic environments and scales encompassing laboratory and field studies. New and original papers relevant to the topic will be published alongside a selection of works presented at the webinar “Experimental Methods and Laboratory Instrumentation in Hydraulics”, April 13-15 2021, co-organized by the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the IAHR Committee on Experimental Methods and Instrumentation, and the IAHR Poland Young Professional Network.

Recent advances in instrumentation technology and assisting software, have enabled the accurate and reliable measurement of the hydraulics parameters in the laboratory and in the field, contributing greatly to the development of sophisticated hydrological and physical models. Nowadays, a range of laser, optical and ultrasonic techniques are typically deployed towards characterizing the flow field as well as the density and particles entrainment into single- and multi-phase flows. Videography techniques are increasingly applied to investigate a variety of hydraulic processes including, for example, interfaces detection and sizing, free-surface phenomena and flow impact assessment over structures. At the same time, the use of artificial intelligence for the analysis and assimilation of large and heterogeneous data sets created new opportunities and challenges for experimentalists and hydrometrists, and is likely to have a profound impact on the requirements of instrumentation in the future. Despite great developments in recent years, hydraulic measurement technology is still very fertile ground, and the demand for innovation will keep increasing, at least for the foreseeable future. The purpose of this Special Issue is to capture the current state of this rapidly evolving and heterogeneous field.

We welcome manuscripts presenting a combination of innovative methods and approaches, as well as review articles discussing the present state-of-art.

Guest Editors

Łukasz Przyborowski, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland -

Massimo Guerrero, University of Bologna, Italy –

Giulio Dolcetti, University of Sheffield, UK -

Slaven Conevski, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Sweco Hydrology and Hydraulics Group, Norway -

Michael Nones, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland –


call open: 01 May 2021
call close: 31 October 2021

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New Insights in statistical Hydrology

Hydro-meteorological time series analysis and their relation to climate change

Impacts of climate and land use change on hydrological processes

Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods

Advances in Geophysical Processes - Models and Methods

Remote Sensing and Sounding of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

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Multi-Disciplinary Research on Geo- and Man-Made Hazards

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