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Recent Geodesy and Geodynamics Articles

Recently published articles from Geodesy and Geodynamics.

Temporal variations of the ionospheric disturbances due to the seasonal variability over Turkey using IONOLAB-FFT algorithm

Available online 6 January 2020
Secil Karatay

The ionosphere is exposed to forcing from below due to gravitational, geomagnetic and seismic activities, and above due to solar wind. These forces cause some medium and large scale irregularities and...

Comparison of TEC prediction methods in mid-latitudes with GIM maps

Available online 31 December 2019
Olga Maltseva | Galina Glebova

There are many long-term and short-term prediction methods of Total Electron Content (TEC) that need to be tested for each specific region. Recently, much attention has been paid to testing TEC models...

Using satellite altimetry leveling to assess the marine geoid

Available online 9 December 2019
Zhengtao Wang | Nengfang Chao | Dingbo Chao

Based on the concept of Global Position System (GPS)/leveling, the satellite altimetry leveling (SAL) is first proposed to evaluate the marine geoid. SAL is derived by the difference among the mean...

Performance evaluation of neural network TEC forecasting models over equatorial low-latitude Indian GNSS station

Available online 7 December 2019
G. Sivavaraprasad | V.S. Deepika | D. SreenivasaRao | M. Ravi Kumar | M. Sridhar

Global Positioning System (GPS) services could be improved through prediction of ionospheric delays for satellite-based radio signals. With respect to latitude, longitude, local time, season, solar...

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...

Low-degree toroidal modes from the Sumatra-Andaman event observed by superconducting gravimeters

November 2019
Chuang Xu | Hangtao Yu | Guangyu Jian | Shiqi Deng | Boyang Zhou | Yihao Wu

The complex frequencies of the low-degree toroidal modes are helpful in constraining the mantle structure. In the early years, the traditional method to detect the low-degree toroidal modes is seismic...

Electromagnetic monitoring in the region of seismic activization (on the Gorny Altai (Russia) example)

November 2019
N.N. Nevedrova | A.M. Sanchaa | A.E. Shalaginov | S.M. Babushkin

Based on the analysis of the field data of nonstationary electromagnetic soundings with different installations, the evolution of the stressed state of the geological massif in the epicentral region...

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...

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,...

Anomalies identification of Earth's rotation rate time series (2012–2017) for possible correlation with strong earthquakes occurrence

November 2019
Fabrizio Ambrosino | Lenka Thinová | Miloš Briestenský | Carlo Sabbarese

The analysis of the Earth's rotation rate time series, from January 1,2012 till December 31,2017, is performed using two different time series analysis methods, both based on signal decomposition joined...

The progress of laser ranging technology at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

November 2019
Zhibo Wu | Haifeng Zhang | Huarong Deng | Mingliang Long | Zhien Cheng | Zhongping Zhang | Wendong Meng

As an important station of International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS), Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) has upgraded Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) system with high repetition rate and achieved...

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...

The subduction of the Copiapó aseismic ridge, is the causing of the formation of metallic minerals deposits in north of Chile and Argentina?

November 2019
Mario Gimenez | Gemma Acosta | Orlando Alvarez | Agustina Pesce | Federico Lince Kinger | Andres Folguera

The results obtained in this work evince that the metallic mineral deposits located in the northern region of the Chilean-Pampean flat slab (in northern Chile and north-western Argentina), at approximately...

Optimum choice of parameters and numerical schemes for a regional gravimetric Moho recovery

November 2019
Samurdhika Rathnayake | Robert Tenzer

Despite practical limitations of isostatic theories to model the Moho geometry are well-known, gravimetric methods are often used in terrestrial studies of crustal structure in regions with a low seismic...

Positioning performance analysis on combined GPS/BDS precise point positioning

Available online 27 November 2019
Jing Xiong | Fei Han

Combining the observation data from five Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) stations with the precise orbit and clock products from Global Positioning System (GPS) and BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS),...

Sensitivity analysis of ground motion prediction equation using next generation attenuation dataset

Available online 20 November 2019
Sina Sabermahani | Parisa Ashjanas

Seismic hazard assessment is an important stage in earthquake engineering. Since the ground motion prediction equation (GMPE) has a key role in seismic hazard assessment, it is necessary to determine...

A numerical model for the gravimetric recovery of sub-lithospheric mantle structures

Available online 19 November 2019
Robert Tenzer

It is a well-known fact that the long-wavelength terrestrial geoid undulations are mainly attributed to deep mantle density heterogeneities, while more detailed features in the geoid geometry are associated...

Crustal thickness beneath Atlas region from gravity, topographic, sediment and seismic data

Available online 6 November 2019
Franck Eitel Kemgang Ghomsi | Robert Tenzer | Sévérin Nguiya | Animesh Mandal | Robert Nouayou

The Atlas region in northwest Africa is characterized by the Quaternary volcanism and elevated topography with past complex tectonic mitigation between the African and European plates. Geodynamics of...

Excitations of length-of-day seasonal variations: Analyses of harmonic and inharmonic fluctuations

Available online 31 October 2019
Jiesi Luo | Wei Chen | Jim Ray | Jian cheng Li

Geophysical excitations of length-of-day (LOD) variations is of great significance in understanding changes in the Earth's spin rate and interactions between geophysical fluids and the solid Earth,...

A study of clock effects in Newton–Maxwell formalism

Available online 4 October 2019
Sankar Hajra

Many measurements on the time gain/loss of the atomic clocks orbiting the spinning Earth have been done. These time gain/loss of the atomic clocks orbiting the spinning Earth is called gravitomagnetic...

Remote sensing ionospheric variations due to total solar eclipse, using GNSS observations

Available online 1 October 2019
Mohamad Mahdi Alizadeh | Harald Schuh | Saeed Zare | Sahar Sobhkhiz-Miandehi | Lung-Chih Tsai

For years great interest has been taken in the effects of physical phenomena on ionosphere structure. A total solar eclipse was visible in North America on August 21st, 2017. This event offered a great...

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...

Reassessment of electromagnetic core-mantle coupling and its implications to the Earth's decadal polar motion

September 2019
Weijia Kuang | Benjamin F. Chao | Jianli Chen

The observed Earth's polar motion on decadal time scales has long been conjectured to be excited by the exchange of equatorial angular momentum between the solid mantle and the fluid outer core, via...

Crustal density structure of the southern segment of the Liaocheng-Lankao fault, China

September 2019
Lei Jiang | Lanbo Liu | Zhiping Xu | Xiaoguo Deng | Lipu Yang | Wei Xiong | Shunqiang Xu

The 1:200,000 middle-large scale Bouguer gravity anomaly data covering the southern segment of the Liaocheng-Lankao fault (SLLF) and its vicinity are analyzed with two methods. First, the Bouguer gravity...

Effects of generally anisotropic crustal rocks on fault-induced displacement and strain fields

September 2019
E. Pan | W.A. Griffith | H. Liu

We present a new solution for the elastic displacement and strain fields on or near Earth's surface due to rectangular faults in an anisotropic half-space, expressed as a summation of (A) the solution...

Houston16: A stable geodetic reference frame for subsidence and faulting study in the Houston metropolitan area, Texas, U.S.

September 2019
Timothy J. Kearns | Guoquan Wang | Michael Turco | Jennifer Welch | Vasilios Tsibanos | Hanlin Liu

Houston, Texas, is one of the earliest regions to employ continuous GPS technology for land subsidence monitoring. Currently, there are over 200 permanent GPS stations located in the greater Houston...

Crustal extension in North China since the Mesozoic: A numerical study

September 2019
Feng Lin | Mian Liu

The ∼1.8 billion years old North China Craton (NCC) has been thermally rejuvenated during the Mesozoic, experiencing two major phases of crustal extension and volcanism since then. The earlier phase...

Sedimentary structure of the western Bohai Bay basin and other basins in North China revealed by frequency dependent P-wave particle motion

September 2019
Chenhao Yang | Fenglin Niu

High-resolution seismic models of sediment basins are critical inputs for earthquake ground motion prediction and petroleum resource exploration. In this study we employed a newly developed technique...

On the realization of seismic microzonation of Almaty (Kazakhstan) in ground accelerations based on the “continual” approach

Available online 5 September 2019
N.V. Silacheva | U.K. Kulbayeva | N.A. Kravchenko

Seismic microzonation for Almaty city for the first time use probabilistic approach and hazard is expressed in terms of not only macroseismic intensity, but also Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA). To account...

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...

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...

Precise geoid computation using Stokes-Helmert's scheme and strict integrals of topographic effects

July 2019
Dongmei Guo | Huiyou He | Peng Sang

The high-precision local geoid model was computed based on the improved Stokes-Helmert′s boundary value problem and strict integrals of topographic effects. This proposed method involves three steps....

Attenuation of coda waves in the SW of High-Atlas area, Morocco

July 2019
Roumaissae Azguet | Ghizlane Bouskri | Youssef Timoulali | Mimoun Harnafi | Younes EL. Fellah

We investigate attenuation scattering and loss properties in Souss basin (SW of High-Atlas) as a transition zone between the High and Anti Atlas ranges. This district consists in a thinned crustal patch...

The application of a gravimetric forward modelling of the lithospheric structure for an estimate of the average density of the upper asthenosphere

July 2019
Wenjin Chen | Robert Tenzer

The average density of 3300 kg m−3 is often attributed for the asthenosphere. In this study, we inspect this value by estimating the average value of the (upper) asthenosphere based on applying the...

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...

Potential traces of earthquakes in the ancient city of Kytaia, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea

July 2019
E.A. Molev | A.M. Korzhenkov | A.N. Ovsyuchenko | A.S. Larkov

In this paper, the authors studied the traces of destruction in the fortress walls and houses of the Bosporan city of Kytaia. The study of this city has been ongoing since 1970. Over the past time,...

Estimation of maximum mass velocity from macroseismic data: A new method and application to archeoseismological data

July 2019
M.V. Rodkin | A.M. Korzhenkov

An important task in seismic hazard assessment is the estimation of intensity and frequency of rare strong seismic shaking, in particular, the long-term peak ground velocity values (PGVs). A recently...

Characterizing receiver clock behaviors onboard Low Earth Orbiters: A case study of GRACE satellites

July 2019
Tzu-Pang Tseng | C.K. Shum | Ting-Yi Yang

Accurate estimation of clocks, for example for the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin-satellites, is a critical part of precise orbit determination (POD) that ensures temporal gravity...

Intensities of ancient earthquakes, earthquake magnitude and soil dynamics effects. Evidence from the 1750 Croatia earthquake

July 2019
Stathis C. Stiros

A problem in the study of pre-instrumental earthquakes is how to reconstruct their parameters based on usually fragmentary evidence of seismic intensities, which reflect the combined effect of fault...

Present-day tectonic activity along the central section of the Altyn Tagh fault derived from time series InSAR

July 2019
Jiangtao Qiu | Lei Liu | Chen Wang | Yang Wang

The Altyn Tagh Fault (ATF) is a large-scale complex tectonic system. In this study, the present-day crustal deformation of the central section of the ATF (90.8°E−91.58°E) was obtained using 14 images...

Gravity changes and crustal deformations before the Menyuan, Qinghai Ms6.4 earthquake of 2016

July 2019
Shusong Guo | Guoqing Zhang | Yiqing Zhu

In this study, the relative gravity data (2012–2015), GPS data-derived horizontal deformation (2011–2014) and the background vertical deformation from the leveling measurements (1970–2011) in the northeastern...

Global investigation of the ionospheric irregularities during the severe geomagnetic storm on September 7–8, 2017

Available online 28 June 2019
Ramazan Atıcı | Selçuk Sağır

In this study, the global effects of the severe geomagnetic storm on the Earth's ionosphere on September 5–9, 2017 with Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) associated with X-9.3 flares on September 6, 2017...

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...

Lithosphere structures dynamics in the central High Atlas (Morocco) by seismic tomography and gravimetric data

May 2019
Y. Timoulali | M. Bouiflane | G. Bouskri | R. Azguet | Y. El Fellah

We investigate sedimentological and tectonic processes at the central High Atlas, in order to understand their functioning and to build a geodynamic model that placed the area in its current geological...

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...

Deep mantle plumes and an increasing Earth radius

May 2019
Matthew R. Edwards

Recent space geodetic and gravimetric studies have given indications that the Earth's radius is increasing at 0.1–0.4 mm yr−1 at present. Seismic studies have also shown that earthquakes alone could...

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