Call for Papers: Advances in multi-parametric, time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard and Earthquakes Forecast

Although the problem of earthquake forecast is in our times “The Holy Grail of Earth Physics and Seismology” the real-time integration of multi-parametric observations has already demonstrated a high potential in the development of operational time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard(t-DASH) systems suitable for supporting decision makers with continuously updated seismic hazard scenarios. However, a crucial step in this direction is the identification of those parameters (seismological, geophysical, geochemical, etc.), whose multi scaled space-time dynamics and/or anomalous variability, has to be associated with the complex process of preparation of major earthquakes.

This volume is willing to invite original and state of the art research devoted to demonstrate the added value of the introduction of specific observations and/or data analysis methods within the above mentioned t-DASH approach. To this aim studies based on long-term data analyses, including different conditions of seismic activity, are particularly encouraged. Approaches not limited to geophysics and seismology but also including other parts of Earth Sciences as that of  atmospheric sciences, geochemistry and electromagnetism, whose merging is particular important to fully understand mechanisms of earthquake preparation and their possible relation with other measurable quantities, are welcome. For all these reasons all contributions devoted to the description of the complex seismicity patterns and earthquake preparatory phenomena are encouraged to be submitted for publication in this Special Issue. 

In addition, welcome are reports presenting infrastructure devoted to maintain and further develop our state of the art observational capabilities of earthquake related phenomena.

Deadline for the submissions 30 September 2018. Scheduled publication time February 2019.

Guest Editors


Prof. V. Tramutoli 

Satellite Data Analysis Laboratory 

School of Engineering -  University of Basilicata 

Potenza, Italy



Prof. F. Vallianatos

Geophysics and Seismology Laboratory

School of Applied Sciences

Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Chania, Crete, Greece

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