Lower Ionospheric turbulence variations during the intense tectonic activity in Eastern Aegean area

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Emmanuel M. Scordilis
Michael E. Contadakis
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0197-1741
Filippos Vallianatos
Spiridon Spatalas

Abstract

This paper may be considered as an additional approval of the way the tectonic activity affects the lower Ionosphere. The results of our investigation, on the occasion of the recent East Aegean tectonic activity, indicate that the High - Frequency limit, fo, of the ionospheric turbulence content, increases as the site and the time of the earthquake occurrence is approaching, pointing to the earthquake location.We conclude that the Lithosphere Atmosphere Ionosphere Coupling (LAIC) mechanism through acoustic or gravity wave could explain this phenomenology, as a result of a the frequency differential damping of the propagating turbulent in the ionosphere. Proper use of this result may lead to a method of earthquake hazard mitigation using the byproducts of the Global Positioning Network (actually Total Electron Contain, TEC, estimations) which are available freely.

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Scordilis EM, Contadakis ME, Vallianatos F, Spatalas S. Lower Ionospheric turbulence variations during the intense tectonic activity in Eastern Aegean area. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2020Nov.3 [cited 2021Oct.28];63(5):PA544. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/7818
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Advances in multi-parametric, time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard and Earthquakes Forecast

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