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1. Sedimentary facies interpretation of Gamma Ray (GR) log as basic well logs in Central and Lower Indus Basin of Pakistan

November 2016
Adeel Nazeer | Shabeer Ahmed Abbasi | Sarfraz Hussain Solangi

Rocks and most type of soils emit Gamma Ray (GR) in varying amount. The emitting elements of primary gamma radiations include potassium 40, uranium, and thorium which are associated with rocks forming...

2. Evidences of the expanding Earth from space-geodetic data over solid land and sea level rise in recent two decades

July 2015
Wenbin Shen | Ziyu Shen | Rong Sun | Yuri Barkin

According to the space-geodetic data recorded at globally distributed stations over solid land spanning a period of more than 20-years under the International Terrestrial Reference Frame 2008, our previous...

3. A tectonic geodesy mapping software based on QGIS

Available online 27 August 2019
Zhe Fang | Guoyan Jiang | Caijun Xu | Shuai Wang

To overcome the high cost of learning, non-visual operation, and cumbersome steps of fine-tuning map elements in Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) and other geoscience mapping softwares, we present the Tectonic...

4. A statistical investigation of pre-earthquake ionospheric TEC anomalies

February 2011
Zhu Fuying | Wu Yun | Zhou Yiyan | Lin Jian

Previous researches show that the total electron content (TEC) in the ionospheric exhibits anomalous disturbances a few days or hours prior to earthquakes. The paper used TEC data from Internet GPS...

5. Satellite gravimetry and mass transport in the earth system

September 2019
Jianli Chen

Since launched in March 2002, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite gravity mission has brought a new era to the studies of large-scale mass transport and redistribution within...

6. Damping modification factors for acceleration response spectra

September 2017
Heng Li | Feng Chen

DMF (Damping modification factors) are used to modify elastic response spectral values corresponding to damping ratio 5% to other damping levels. The influence of seismological parameters (magnitude,...

7. Development and prospect of mobile gravity monitoring and earthquake forecasting in recent ten years in China

November 2019
Yiqing Zhu | Fang Liu | Guoqing Zhang | Yunma Xu

After the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, China Earthquake Administration has strengthened the monitoring of mobile gravity and earthquake forecasting. This paper mainly analyzes the development of mobile...

8. Influencing factors on the accuracy of local geoid model

November 2019
Shazad Jamal Jalal | Tajul Ariffin Musa | Ami Hassan Md Din | Wan Anom Wan Aris | WenBin Shen | Muhammad Faiz Pa'suya

Different modification methods and software programs were developed to obtain accurate local geoid models in the past two decades. The quantitative effect of the main factors on the accuracy of local...

9. Hydrological mass variations in the Nile River Basin from GRACE and hydrological models

November 2019
Mostafa Abd-Elbaky | Shuanggen Jin

Terrestrial water storage (TWS) change is a key component of the global water cycle and hydrologic cycle. Therefore, it is of significance to quantify TWS variations at large scale and understand how...

10. Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of Kazakhstan and Almaty city in peak ground accelerations

March 2018
N.V. Silacheva | U.K. Kulbayeva | N.A. Kravchenko

As for many post-soviet countries, Kazakhstan's building code for seismic design was based on a deterministic approach. Recently, Kazakhstan seismologists are engaged to adapt the PSHA (probabilistic...

11. GNSS receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) algorithm based on robust estimation

March 2016
Yuanxi Yang | Junyi Xu

Integrity is significant for safety-of-life applications. Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) has been developed to provide integrity service for civil aviation. At first, the conventional...

12. Useful predictions ahead of large earthquakes and lessons learned for future progress

Available online 8 August 2019
Ragnar Stefánsson

A significant basis for this article is the outcome of 4 multinational research projects which were carried out in South-West Iceland from 1988–2006, focusing on crustal processes that preceded two...

13. Morphological features of continental shelf margin: Examples from the Pakistan Offshore

January 2019
Sarfraz Hussain Solangi | Adeel Nazeer | ShabeerAhmed Abbasi | Mian Muhammad Zulkifil

This paper describes various morphological features of continental shelf and their present-day analogues both present in surface and subsurface data. Most of the examples are taken from Pakistan Offshore....

14. Characteristics of ionospheric scintillation climatology over Indian low-latitude region during the 24th solar maximum period

March 2019
K. Sahithi | M. Sridhar | Sarat K. Kotamraju | K.Ch. Sri Kavya | G. Sivavaraprasad | D.Venkata Ratnam | Ch. Deepthi

The amplitude and phase of L-band satellite signals are fluctuated randomly due to small scale electron density irregularity structures in the ionosphere which result in fleeting variations, known as...

15. The formation bulk density prediction for intact and fractured siliciclastic rocks

November 2019
Babatunde Yusuf | Olalere Oloruntobi | Stephen Butt

The formation bulk density is one of the most important rock properties required for reservoir evaluation and geomechanical analysis. In intervals where the formation bulk density logs are not acquired,...

16. The usability of GNSS mass-market receivers for cadastral surveys considering RTK and NRTK techniques

July 2019
Paolo Dabove

Nowadays many positioning techniques and methods are applied to the cadastral surveys. Starting from last decade, GPS/GNSS positioning had become one of the most used methodology thanks to the rapid...

17. GRACE time-varying gravity field solutions based on PANDA software

March 2018
Xiang Guo | Qile Zhao

The conventional dynamic approach for gravity filed modelling has been implemented in the PANDA (Position and Navigation Data Analyst) software. A variant of the so-called ‘two-step’ method for gravity...

18. Depositional setting analysis using seismic sedimentology: Example from the Paleogene Lishagang sequence in the Fushan depression, South China Sea

September 2017
Yuan Li | Song Lin | Hua Wang | Denggui Luo

The Fushan depression is a classic lacustrine rifted sub-basin in the Beibuwan Basin, South China Sea. The Paleogene Liushagang sequence is the main hydrocarbon-bearing stratigraphic unit in the depression....

19. Variations of the Earth's rotation rate and cyclic processes in geodynamics

May 2017
B.W. Levin | E.V. Sasorova | G.M. Steblov | A.V. Domanski | A.S. Prytkov | E.N. Tsyba

The authors analyzed the relationship between variations of the Earth's rotation rate and the geodynamic processes within the Earth's body, including seismic activity. The rotation rate of a planet...

20. Earthquake hazard on Iraqi soil: Halabjah earthquake as a case study

May 2019
Abbas J. Al-Taie | Bushra S. Albusoda

Iraq is not secure from seismic hazards. Earthquakes are likely to happen and may cause substantial damage. Actually, such hazards were happened and recorded after the last earthquake in November 2017...

21. Estuarine shoreline change analysis along The Ennore river mouth, south east coast of India, using digital shoreline analysis system

May 2019
Nithu Raj | B. Gurugnanam | V. Sudhakar | Pereira Glitson Francis

Ennore river mouth is the largest estuary and it's located in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, southeastern part of India. The creek covers an area of 2.25 km2 where located 20 km north of the city centre and...

22. An iterative algorithm for solving ill-conditioned linear least squares problems

November 2015
Xingsheng Deng | Liangbo Yin | Sichun Peng | Meiqing Ding

Linear Least Squares (LLS) problems are particularly difficult to solve because they are frequently ill-conditioned, and involve large quantities of data. Ill-conditioned LLS problems are commonly seen...

23. Studies on earthquake precursors in China: A review for recent 50 years

January 2017
Fuqiong Huang | Mei Li | Yuchuan Ma | Yanyan Han | Lei Tian | Wei Yan | Xiaofan Li

Since the 1960s, China has been conducting a persistent and systematic observation and monitoring experiment to falsify the hypothesis of premonitory anomalies and the predictability of earthquakes...

24. Is the global sea surface temperature rise accelerating?

November 2018
H. Bâki Iz

This is an exploratory investigation to search for the presence of an acceleration in global sea surface temperature rise, which is essential to identify anthropogenic contributions to the climate change...

25. Surface seasonal mass changes and vertical crustal deformation in North China from GPS and GRACE measurements

Available online 4 June 2019
Shuya Li | Wenbin Shen | Yuanjin Pan | Tengxu Zhang

The Earth is an elastic body, and the surface mass loading changes will lead to elastic loading deformation on the surface of the Earth. In this study, we investigated the surface seasonal mass changes...

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