Editors

FOUNDER of AJGS
Abdullah Al-Amri: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Abdullah Al-Amri: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Email: alamri.geo@gmail.com

TOPICAL CHIEF EDITORS

T 1. Zhihua Zhang: Shandong University, Jinan, China
T 2. Haroun Chenchouni: University of Tebessa, Algeria
T 3. Longjun Dong: Central South University, Changsha, China
T 4. Amjad Kallel: ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
T 5. Narasimman Sundararajan: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
T 6. Biswajeet Pradhan: University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
T 7. Domenico Doronzo: Spanish National Research Council, Spain
T 8. Zeynal Abiddin Erguler: Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
T 9. Stefan Grab: School of Geography, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
T 10. Broder J. Merkel: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany
T 11. Marina Rabineau: IUEM, Université de Brest, France
T 12. Murat Karakus: University of Adelaide, Australia
T 13. Santanu Banerjee: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
T 14. Beatriz Bádenas: University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
T 15. François Roure: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France


COVERED TOPICS, TOPICAL CHIEF EDITORS and ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Topic 1. Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography
Chief Editor: Zhihua Zhang, China


Ali Al-Dousari:
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait
Daniele Contini: Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, NRC Italy, Lecce, Italy
Muhammad Jawed Iqbal: University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Abdelkader Mezghani: Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Zhien Zhang: The Ohio State University, US
Huakun Zhou: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining, China


Topic 2. Biogeochemistry, Geobiology, Geoecology, Geoagronomy
Chief Editor: Haroun Chenchouni, Algeria

Ahmed Debez: Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj-Cedria, CBBC, Tunisia
Md. Saiful Islam: Patuakhali Science and Technology University(PSTU), Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Qusheng Jin: University of Oregon, USA
Sandeep Panda: Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey


Topic 3. Earthquake Seismology and Geodesy
Chief Editor:
Longjun Dong, China


Abdelaziz K. Abdelaal: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Panjamani Anbazhagan: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Mohamed Amrouche: Schlumberger, Tokyo, Japan
Ali Dehghani: University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Mehdi Eshagh: University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Jianping Huang: China University of Petroleum, Dongying, China
Mustapha Meghraoui: University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France


Topic 4. Environmental Earth Sciences
Chief Editor: Amjad Kallel, Tunisia

Paromita Chakraborty: SRM Inst. of Science and Technology, Chennai, India
Sudip Chakraborty: University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Eric D. van Hullebusch: Inst. de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France
Cezary Kabała: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Md Firoz Khan: Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mahjoor A. Lone: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Atiqur Rahman: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Amirhomayoun Saffarzadeh: Kyushu University, Japan
Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi: COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
Antonis A. Zorpas: Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus


Topic 5. Exploration & Theoretical Geophysics, Seismic & Well Logging Methods, Mathematical Geosciences
Chief Editor: Narasimman Sundararajan, Oman


Mansour Al-Garni: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Li Zhen Cheng: Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada
Jianxiong Chen: Anadarko Petroleum, Houston, TX, USA
Cesare Comina: University of Turin, Italy
Gordon Cooper: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hesham El-Araby: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Farfour: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Abdelaziz Mridekh: Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
Hakim Saibi: United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Maxim Smirnov: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Dikun Yang: University of British Columbia, Canada


Topic 6. Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing
Chief Editor: Biswajeet Pradhan, Australia


Bayes Ahmed: Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UCL), UK
Mohammad Al-Amin Hoque: Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Amin Beiranvand Pour: University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia
Hesham El-Askary: Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, USA
Hyung-Sup Jung: University of Seoul, South Korea
Mahesh Kumar Jat: Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
Saro Lee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea
Nilanchal Patel: Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Sudhir Kumar Singh: Nehru Science Centre, University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Genyun Sun: China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China
Erhan Tercan: Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Mustafa Ustuner: Artvin Coruh University, Artvin, Turkey
Gongwen Wang: China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China


Topic 7. Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology
Chief Editor: Domenico Doronzo, Spain


John S. Armstrong-Altrin: The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Roberto Braga: Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane: Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Ciro Cucciniello: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Shifeng Dai: China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China
Fuat Erkül: Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya, Turkey
Yalcin Ersoy: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Federico Lucci: Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Emanuela Schingaro: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro - Uni Ba, Italy
Basem Zoheir: Benha University, Egypt & University of Kiel, Germany


Topic 8. Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
Chief Editor: Zeynal Abiddin Erguler, Turkey


Zhen-Dong Cui: China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Dave Giles: University of Portsmouth, UK
Youhei Kawamura: Akita University, Japan
Giacomo Pepe: Universistà di Genova, Genova, Italy
Pijush Samui: NIT, Patna, India
Sanjay Kumar Shukla: School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Ahmed Salih Mohammed: University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Iraq
Mostafa Sharifzadeh: Curtin University, Australia
Abbas Taheri: University of Adelaide, Australia
Kejun Wen: Jackson State University, USA
Kai Yao: National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zhiguo Zhang: University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China


Topic 9. Geomorphology, Geography, Soil Science, Glaciology, Geoarchaeology, Geoheritage
Chief Editor: Stefan Grab, South Africa


Hema Achyuthan: IOM, Anna University, Chennai, India
Davide Baioni: Università degli Studi "CarloBo" di Urbino, Italy
Mohamed Elhag: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Adriano Ribolini: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra,Università di Pisa, Italy


Topic 10. Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry
Chief Editor: Broder J. Merkel, Germany


Maurizio Barbieri: University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Helder I. Chaminé: School of Engineering - ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Mingjie Chen: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Lassâad Dassi: University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Tajudeen Muhammad Iwalewa: Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Ozgur Kisi: Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Elango Lakshmanan: Dept. of Geology, Anna University, Chennai(Madras), India
Pradeep Naik: Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, India
Fernando A.L. Pacheco: Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro University – UTAD, Portugal
Mohammad Valipour: Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research, KAU Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Angela Vallejos: Polytechnic School, University of Almeria, Spain
Haw Yen: Blackland Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M University, USA
Lahcen Zouhri: Institut Polytechnique La Salle Beauvais, France


Topic 11. Marine Geosciences, Historical Geology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology
Chief Editor: Marina Rabineau, France


Daniel Aslanian: IFREMER, Lab. LGS, Plouzané, France
Franck Bassinot: LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Gurumurthy Gundiga: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, India
Nadia Mhammdi: Institut Scientifique, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Dominico Ridente: University of Roma, Italy


Topic 12. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Mining Sciences and Geomechanics
Chief Editor: Murat Karakus, Australia


Khalid Amrouch: The University of Adelaide, Australia
Hakan Basarir: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway
Feng Dai: Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Sebnem Duzgun: Colorado School of Mines, USA
Wissem Frikha: National School of Engineers of Tunis, Tunisia
Ali Karrech: The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mehmet Kizil: UQ, Brisbane, Australia
Petr Konicek: Academy of Sciences of the CR, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake: University of Arizona, USA
Rudrajit Mitra: Wits University, South Africa
Pengzhi Pan: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
Atsushi Sainoki: Kumamoto University, Japan
Jiayi Shen: Zhejiang University, Zhoushan, China
Krzysztof Tajduś: Polish Acadamy of Sciences, Poland
Erkan Topal: Curtin University, Australia
Guangcheng Zhang: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China


Topic 13. Petroleum and Energy Engineering, Petroleum Geochemistry
Chief Editor: Santanu Banerjee, India

Reza Barati: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Salaheldin Elkatatny: KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Bodhisatwa Hazra: Central Inst. of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad, India
Barry Jay Katz: Chevron Corporation, USA
Ray Rui: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Liang Xiao: China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Shifa Zhu: University of Manchester, UK & China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China


Topic 14. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geochronology
Chief Editor: Beatriz Bádenas, Spain


Peter Bengtson: Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Luc Boulot: The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Jaume Dinarès-Turell: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy
Domenico Chiarella: Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK
Patricia L. Ciccioli: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Francesco Dela Pierre: University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Bruno Ferré: Independent Geologist, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
Bruno R.C. Granier: Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Pedro Huerta: Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro: Catalan Institute IPHES, Tarragona, Spain
Aitor Payros: Universidad del Pais Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Leioa, Spain
Pablo J. Pazos: Department of Geological Sciences, Buenos Aires University, Argentina
Idoia Rosales: Instituto Geologico y Minero de España, Madrid, Spain
Luisa Sabato: Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
Dalila Zaghbib-Turki: University of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia


Topic 15. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Petroleum Geology
Chief Editor: François Roure, France


Giovanni Barreca: University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Wilfried Bauer: German University of Technology in Oman, Athaibah, Oman
Yildirim Dilek: Dept of Geol & Env Earth Science, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
Eugenio Fazio: University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Vincenzo Festa: University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Christian Gorini: Sorbonne Université, CNRS-INSU, ISTeP UMR 7193, Paris, France
Zakaria Hamimi: Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Yangwen Pei: School of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China
Afroz Shah: University Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei
Shahram H. Sherkati: National Iranian Oil Company, Tehran, Iran
Stefano Tavani: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy



JOURNAL EDITORIAL OFFICE (SUBMISSION SYSTEM & PRODUCTION)
Allain Mathew Loreno: JEO Assistant, SPi Global, Manila, Philippines
Joseph Villarosa: JEO Production Coordinator, SPi Global, Manila, Philippines

JOURNAL MANAGING EDITOR (SPRINGER)
Nabil Khélifi: Middle East & North African Program, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany