Calls for Papers
FORENSIC METEOROLOGY: OBSERVATIONS AND MODELS
Helene LeBlanc > Helene.LeBlanc@uoit.ca
Ismail Gultepe > firstname.lastname@example.org Corresponding guest Editor
Forensic science comprises many disciplines. It is itself the application of scientific methods, rather than a discrete subject, to the field of law. Popular specializations include molecular biology, toxicology, entomology, anthropology, physics, meteorology, and engineering. Many of these disciplines rely, in part, on climate and weather. Weather assists in the interpretation of causes, which may have led to an event, such as a motor vehicle collision, DNA degradation, and the condition of decomposing remains. The field of forensic entomology, for example, relies heavily on meteorological conditions in order to interpret microclimates and to ultimately calculate the post-mortem interval, or time since death. Meteorology is playing an ever increasing role as a source of critical knowledge that drives many interrelated physical and biological processes, ultimately increasing the fidelity of forensic data and advancing the field as a whole.
In particular, the interface between disciplines where expertise overlaps is typically where innovations applicable to forensic science are born. The pairing of forensics with modelling allows one to leverage meteorological data results in techniques that are tuned to the dominant environmental parameters driving a given system. For example, although the local variations of temperature may seem chaotic, the coupling of the temperature to a biological sample may change on a much slower timescale. The development of models that are both faithful to the nonlinearities of the underlying physical processes, while having reasonable physical assumptions is a key towards significant advancements at these subjects imposed interfacial boundaries.
To our knowledge, there is no journal that highlights the vital role that meteorology plays in forensic science. We, therefore, propose a Special Issue to feature this multidisciplinary approach, open the door to new avenues of research, and increase accuracy in the court of law.
All submissions will be subject to the PAGEOPH peer review process.
Please submit your paper (including the List of references) according to the PAGEOPH style by going to:
New authors will have to register first, then login as an author and select:
“Top. Vol. Forensic Meteorology” as the article type.
Deadline for submissions extended: 30 September 2018.
Papers will be published online shortly after being accepted.
All accepted manuscripts will be published both, as a topical issue of the journal PAGEOPH, followed later (about one month) as a book reprint.
There is no page and figure charge, including colour figures. There is no limit on number of pages and figures per manuscript, but the length of the article should be justified by its content.
Before submitting review articles please first contact the guest editor Dr. Helene Blanc (Helene.LeBlanc@uoit.ca) with the potential topic.
OPEN CALL ON SULAWESI-2018
A highly destructive Mw 7.5 earthquake and associated tsunami affected on 28. September 2018 the coast of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia leaving more than 1’400 dead….
Following this event Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) opens a "hot line" for the papers related to this event: Topical Collection (TC) "Sulawesi-2018".
All submitted papers related to this earthquake and tsunami will have extra-fast processing and (if accepted) extra-fast publication in regular issues of PAGEOPH.
The papers should be submitted to PAGEOPH electronically at the following link, kindly select:
---> Top.Col. Sulawesi-2018
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019
OPEN CALL ON THE ALPINE RANGE- STRUCTURE AND DYNAMIC PROCESSES (ALPS-4D)
The Alpine range has renewed interest due to the recent Alps-Array initiative, concerning acquisition of new seismological data and producing a new integrated gravity field. The new data will give the opportunity to reveal new insights into the structure and dynamics of the Alpine range.
Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) opens a call for studies on the structure and ongoing dynamic processes that accompany the mountain building process.
Papers submitted to this collection will have very fast processing and after acceptance will be immediately published in the nearest regular issue of PAGEOPH. Expected time between submission and publishing is less than 3 months.The papers should be submitted to PAGEOPH electronically at the following link, kindly select:---> Top.Col. ALPS-4D
OPEN CALL ON SEA LEVEL VARIATIONS: FROM MINUTES TO CENTURIES
Klauss Wyrtki called sea level variations “the breath of the ocean”, emphasizing the key role such variations play in our understanding of the inner workings of the ocean. Accurate sea level information has become crucial for geoid determination and examination of vertical tectonic movements; sea level is a reliable indicator of global and mesoscale oceanic processes, including short-term climatic fluctuations, such as El Niño, open-ocean eddies, and oceanic circulation.
The longest sea level record, from Brest, France, began in 1806: scientists and other specialists working with various types of oceanographic data can only dream about time series of such length.
We invite you to submit overview and research papers on various aspects of sea level variations to the PAGEOPH Topical Collection "Sea level - 2017". Papers overviewing sea level variations in a particular geographical region or dealing with a specific problem (e.g. sea level and climate, estimation of extreme sea levels, satellite measurements of sea level, sea level and ice) are especially welcome.
For all submitted papers, we guarantee a professional and fast review and production process.
All accepted papers will be published as a regular PAGEOPH papers.
The papers should be submitted to PAGEOPH electronically at the following link, kindly select:---> Top.Col. Sea Level - 2017
OPEN CALL ON MEXICO (CHIAPAS) EARTHQUAKE MW 8.1 SEPTEMBER 2017
On 8 September 2017 at 04:49 UTC (23:49 local time of 7 September) a Mw 8.1 earthquake occurred off southern Mexico in 69 km depth approximately 90 km from Chiapas. The earthquake, which is among the three strongest in Mexico in 100 years, killed at least 90 people and affected more than 1.5 million. It was caused by the extremely fast subduction of the Cocos plate beneath Mexico, in a seismic gap of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. The earthquake generated widespread tsunami with maximum measured trough-to-crest wave height at Chiapas of >3.5 m and significant wave heights recorded along the West Coast and at many Pacific Islands.
Following this extreme event, Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) opens “hot line” and organizes a Topical Collection of papers “Mexico (Chiapas) – 2017”. Papers submitted to this collection will have very fast processing and after acceptance will be immediately published in the nearest regular issue of PAGEOPH. Expected time between submission and publishing is less than 3 months.
The papers should be submitted to PAGEOPH electronically at the following link, kindly select:---> Top.Col. Mexico (Chiapas) – 2017
EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS IN IBERIA: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969 SAINT VINCENT EARTHQUAKE (M=8.0)
We invite submissions for a special topical issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH) entitle.
Guest Editors: Elisa Buforn and Maurizio Mattesini
On 28 February 1969 a large earthquake, located at the zone where the catastrophic 1755 Lisbon shock occurred, stroke the Iberian Peninsula and northern Morocco with important damage and casualties. The shock, located at SW of Saint Vincent Cape, was followed by a tsunami that affected the SW of the Iberian Peninsula and Atlantic coast of Morocco. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a highly visible means by which researchers from a wide variety of disciplines can readily present their works to all others who share a common interest in the earthquakes and tsunamis that occurred in the Ibero-Maghrebian region. We seek to assemble original research papers as well as comprehensive reviews dealing with characterizing this region. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: crustal structure, seismic and geodetic networks, historical and instrumental seismicity, seismic sources, Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS), regional stresses and deformation, seismotectonics, seismic risk, tsunamis.
The submission deadline is May 15, 2019.
With any questions please contact Guest Editors: VICENTA MARIA ELISA BUFORN PEIRO (email@example.com) (CORRESPONDING EDITOR) and MAURIZIO MATTESINI: Maurizio Mattesini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NUCLEAR EXPLOSION MONITORING AND VERIFICATION: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
Guest Editors: Martin Kalinowski (corresponding editor), email@example.com, and Pierrick Mialle, firstname.lastname@example.org, both Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), PTS of the PrepCom.
Submissions: Selected presentations to the CTBT: Science and Technology 2019 Conference (SnT2019) are invited to submit their contribution as full paper for a TOPICAL ISSUE of Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH). The collection of papers covers all IMS sensor technologies (seismology, infrasound, hydroacoustic, radionuclide) as well as OSI technologies and addresses all five Themes of the SnT2019 Conference: 1. The Earth as a complex system, 2. Events and nuclear test sites, 3. Verification technologies and technique applications, 4. Performance optimization, 5. CTBT in a global context.
Format for submissions: Authors are kindly requested to follow closely the Instructions for Author https://www.springer.com/birkhauser/geo+science/journal/24 when preparing their scripts.
All submissions will be subject to the PAGEOPH peer review process. Submitted papers will be sent to at least two reviewers. Please submit your paper (including the List of references) according to the PAGEOPH style by going to: https://www.editorialmanager.com/paag/default.aspx
New authors will have to register first, then login as an author and select Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Verification from the menu in the Additional Information section of the submission process.
Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2019.
Publication: Papers will be published individually online shortly after being accepted. The combined manuscripts will be published both as a topical issue of the journal PAGEOPH and Book Reprint short time later. There is no limit on number of pages and figures per manuscript, but the length of the article should be justified by its content.
If you are considering submitting a manuscript, we kindly ask you to email a tentative title and authors list to email@example.com as soon as possible.