Special Issue on Geodetic and Geophysical Sensors to Enhance Natural Hazard Mitigation: a Decade After the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku Event

Published 22 April, 2021

Throughout recorded history, natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides, have posed significant threats to humans, causing substantial casualties and economic setbacks. As one of the most disastrous, yet best-documented earthquakes, the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and its aftermath provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to improve understanding, assessment and recognition of natural hazards. Over the past decade, we have seen progress in the geodetic and geophysical communities in relation to natural hazard mitigation, including:

  • The development of advanced infrastructures
  • Improved GNSS algorithms for more precise seismic signal extraction
  • Integration of non-inertial GNSS and inertial strong motion sensors
  • Real-time rupture inversion based on GNSS and seismographs for ground motion simulation tsunami inundation prediction to guide fast evacuation

This special issue will highlight achievements using geodetic and geophysical sensors in geohazard mitigation.

Topics Covered:

We welcome contributions that focus on one or both of the categories below:

  • The data aspects (e.g., instrumental design and deployment optimisation, and novel algorithms to retrieve valuable signals from the raw records).
  • The inversion perspective (e.g., earthquake source inversion, magma transportation, landslide movements). 

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 March 2022.

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Geohazards Mitigation on submission.

Guest Editors:

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