Driven by the objective of preventing and mitigating earthquake disasters, China has made significant efforts to establish a comprehensive earthquake monitoring system spanning from the ground to space. As part of this endeavor, the country has planned a series of electromagnetism micro-satellites to be launched into low Earth orbit.
The first satellite, known as the China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES) or Zhangheng-1 (ZH-1), pays tribute to Zhang Heng, an ancient Chinese scientist credited with inventing the seismoscope in the second century. It was successfully deployed into a sun-synchronous circular orbit within the upper ionosphere. CSES has been operational in space for over five years, demonstrating remarkable stability. In 2024, an identical successor satellite will be launched into the same orbit, paving the way for a twin constellation.
This special issue aims to commemorate the successful operation of CSES in space by showcasing its invaluable observations pertaining to natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and space weather events. It will also highlight the recent advancements in understanding the mechanism behind the lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere coupling.
Topics should lie in the realm of geo/space sciences, which include, but are not limited to:
- Natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, space/extreme weather, etc.) monitoring by space technology
- Data processing, validation, and evaluation methods for electromagnetism satellite data
- The geomagnetic field model and lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere coupling (LAIC) mechanism
We welcome original research, reviews, and short communications (up to five printed pages) with hyperlinks to videos, data, and high-resolution images.
- Submission deadline: October 2023
- First review round: December 2023
- Issue date: July 2024
Please read the Guide for Authors before you submit it. All articles should be submitted online; please select Special Issue on Natural Hazards Monitoring Using the CSES Electromagnetic Satellites for submission. You may contact the editorial office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Zeren Zhima, National Institute of Natural Hazards (China)
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- Xuhui Shen, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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- Sergey Pulinets, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
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- Dimitar Ouzounov, Chapman University (USA)
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- Roberto Battiston, University of Trento (Italy)
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- Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Demokritos University of Thrace(Greece)
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- Mirko Piersanti, Physical and Chemical Science Dpt., University of L’Aquila (Italy),
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