Special Issue "Entropy, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Methods of Complex Systems in Earthquake Physics including Precursory Phenomena"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: solid state physics; thermodynamics of point defects; complex systems physics; nonlinear dynamics; physics of earthquakes; heart rate variability; natural time analysis
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During the last decade, considerable progress has been made towards the understanding of pre-seismic processes. In this direction, the physics of critical phenomena, information entropy, and methods of complex systems have been applied for the study of rupture in the Solid Earth crust.
From another point of view, during the 21st century, many very strong earthquakes took place (e.g., the 2011 M9.1 Tohoku, the 2004 M9.0 Sumatra, Andaman, or the 2010 M8.8 Chile earthquakes). Since the instrumentation in our days is much better than that of the previous century, the study of various physical (or geophysical) observables before these earthquakes may provide useful precursory signals. When combined with and studied within the aforementioned frame of modern methods, such signals may lead to more efficient earthquake prediction methods than ever before.
The scope of this special issue is to strengthen and present the most recent attempts in both theoretical and experimental methods for understanding the physics of earthquakes and hence foresee their occurrence.Prof. Dr. Nicholas V Sarlis
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- Nonlinear dynamics
- Complex systems
- Time series analysis
- Natural time analysis
- Electromagnetic phenomena
- Earthquake prediction
- Earthquake forecasting