Special Issues

Geosciences runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Geochemical Characterization of Geothermal Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Define Source Processes, Evolution and Environmental Issues
edited by , and Carmine Apollaro
submission deadline 30 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2426
Keywords: geothermal systems; hydrogeochemical characterization; geostatistical approach; stable and radioactive isotopes; geothermometric and geobarometric approach; major; trace and toxic elements; mercury geochemistry; residence time of water; heavy metal distribution; geothermal reservoir volume; geothermal exploitation; environmental issues in geothermal areas
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geochemistry)
Cutting Edge Earth Sciences: Three Decades of Cosmogenic Nuclides
edited by , and Fritz Schlunegger
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 7911
Keywords: Quaternary; Landscape evolution; Cosmogenic nuclide; Surface exposure dating; Burial dating; Isochron-burial dating; Depth-profile dating; Erosion rates; Accelerator mass spectrometry; Geochronology; Neotectonic; Denudation rates
Geoheritage and Geotourism Resources: Education, Recreation, Sustainability submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3332
Keywords: Geoheritage; Geoconservation; Geosite; Geotope; Geoeducation; Geotoursim; Sustainability; Geopark; Public awareness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism)
Digital Rock Analysis submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 249
Keywords: digital rock physics; computational rock physics; pore-scale modeling; flows in porous media; multiphase flow; petrophysical analysis; rock dissolution and mineral precipitation; CO2 sequestration; enhanced hydrocarbon recovery; hydrogen storage; X-ray computed tomography; dual-energy scanning; image processing; image segmentation; numerical modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geomechanics)
Geogases in Fault Zones
edited by Thomas Wiersberg, and
submission deadline 25 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 410
Keywords: Fault weakening; Fluid-rock interaction; Fluid overpressure; Fault permeability; Mechanochemical gases; Gas- and Fluidmonitoring; Seismic cycles; Earthquake gas precursors
Hydraulics and Environmental Fluid Mechanics submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1301
Keywords: Hydraulic structures; Environmental fluid dynamics; Lake and river mixing; Sediment transport; Multiphase and non-Newtonian flows; Wave hydrodynamics and oscillatory flows; Flow-structure interactions; Eco-hydraulics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Artificial intelligence and optimization in hydraulics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Advances in Marine Geology—Selected Papers from P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
edited by and Nadezhda Politova
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 280
Isotope Applied in Palaeogeography and Palaeoclimatology
edited by and Marek Jasionowski
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 702
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climate)
Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami Volume 4
edited by
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 159
Keywords: tsunamis; interdisciplinary research; disaster risk reduction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Toarcian Climate and Carbon Cycle Perturbations
edited by
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 114
Keywords: Paleoclimate; Climate change; Biogeochemical cycles; Ocean deoxygenation; Oceanic anoxic event; Ecosystem disturbances
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climate)
Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering
edited by Guido Rianna, and Mary Antonette Beroya-Eitner
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1172
Keywords: Climate change; Geotechnical engineering; Earth structure; Natural and engineered slopes; Extreme events
Ground Penetrating Radar Velocities
edited by , and Hai Liu
submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 242
Keywords: ground penetrating radar; velocity estimation; earth’ s subsurface characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
The Making of the Alps
edited by , , and Eduard Kissling
submission deadline 25 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 317
Keywords: apine tectonics; exhumation; geodynamics; uplift and erosion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Quaternary Stratigraphy of Alluvial and Coastal Plains: Recent Advances and Potential Applications
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Mar 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2842
Keywords: Quaternary stratigraphy; Alluvial plains; Coastal plains; Subsurface investigation methods; Controlling factors; Paleoenvironmental reconstructions; Applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Groundwater in Arid and Semiarid Areas II
edited by John M. (Jack) Sharp, , , Margaret A. Shanafield and Mohamed El-Alfy
submission deadline 25 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 544
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Development and Use of Databases to Analyze Geo-Hydrological Hazards
edited by Carmela Vennari, and
submission deadline 25 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 595
Keywords: Database; Data accuracy; Geo-hydrological hazard; Historical events; Hydro-meteorological factors; Seismic triggering; Human processes; Data application; EC/EU disaster database related directives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Magnetotelluric Monitoring of Geodynamic Processes
edited by Marianna Balasco and Gerardo Romano
submission deadline 25 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 129
Keywords: magnetotelluric field; electromagnetic monitoring; seismoelectrical phenomena; geohazard; space weather
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Integrating Geophysical and Geomorphological Methods in (Geo)-Archaeological Research
edited by Tina Wunderlich and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 995
Keywords: geophysics; geoarchaeology; archaeology; geomorphology; joint interpretation; prehistory to modern times
Local and Territorial Landslide Early Warning Systems
edited by , James Michael Strout, and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1841
Keywords: Landslide; Landslide monitoring; Remote sensing; Internet of Things (IoT); Landslide and rainfall databases; Rainfall thresholds; Short-term localized forecast; Performance; Risk management; Communication strategy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Recent Advances of the Magnetic Evolution of Earth and Extraterrestrial Bodies: Insights from Geomagnetism, Rock Magnetism and Paleomagnetism
edited by Emilio Herrero-Bervera
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 72
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Microstructural Analyses of Fault Rocks
edited by Martina Kirilova and
submission deadline 15 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 297
Keywords: microstructural analyses; deformation processes; fault rocks; rheology; kinematics; strain localization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Ten Years after the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami: Social and Environmental Impacts, Lessons Learned, and New Perspectives
edited by and Amin Rashidi
submission deadline 15 Apr 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2485
Keywords: Earthquake; Tsunami; Seismology; Tsunami modeling; Social and environmental impacts of tsunamis; Seismic and tsunami hazard assessment; Hazard mitigation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Slope Stability Analyses and Remedial Measure of Failed Slopes
edited by Sadik Khan and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2169
Keywords: rainfall-induced slope failures; geophysical technique and remote sensing; instrumentation and modeling; sustainable and cost-effective landslide repair techniques
Gas Hydrate Exploration and Interpretation Analysis
edited by Alexey Portnov, Ewa Burwicz-Galerne, and Srikumar Roy
submission deadline 25 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1019
Keywords: Gas hydrate; Fluid flow; Methane; Marine sediments; Geo-hazard; Energy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Marine Geohazards submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 132
Keywords: Marine geohazards; Natural hazards; Slope failure; Earthquake and tsunamis; Fluid seepage; Volcanism; Faulting; Erosion; Bedforms; Climate change; Global warming
Soil Erosion and Shallow Landslides: Prediction of the Phenomena and Measures of Sediments Delivery
edited by , , Claudia Meisina, Michael Maerker, and
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 158
Keywords: shallow landslides; susceptibility; hazard; sediment dynamics; field surveys; sediment dynamics; climate change
Quaternary Sedimentary Successions II
edited by
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 713
Keywords: paleontology; geology; stratigraphy; marine geology; marine ecology; facies analysis; marine paleoecology; Quaternary climatology and paleoclimatology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Applications of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry in Coastal and Marine Studies
edited by Rafael C. Carvalho, and Luis Conti
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 402
Keywords: Digital Surface Model (DSM); photogrammetry; remote sensing; point clouds; historical archive; UAV; UAS; Drone; ROV; diving rigs; mobile mapping
Landslide Monitoring and Mapping submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8514
Keywords: landslides; mapping; monitoring; ground-based instruments; remote sensing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Rock Mass Characterization: A Focus on Geometrical Features of Discontinuities
edited by , and Nick Barton
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | Viewed by 149
Keywords: discontinuity trace; discontinuity orientation; discontinuity persistence; discontinuity spacing; trace mapping; rock mass; non-contact survey
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geomechanics)
Climate Variability in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere over the Last Millennia Volume 2 submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1510
Keywords: Antarctic Climate variability; Ice cores; Marine records; Terrestrial records; Climate dynamics; Paleoclimate reconstructions  ; Modes of variability; Southern Annular Mode; El Niñ o - Southern Oscillation; Ocean/ice-climate interactions; Climate- data intercomparison; Southern Hemisphere Westerly Winds; Southern Ocean; Cryosphere
(This special issue belongs to the Section Climate)
Current and Future Perspectives in Microbial Carbonate Precipitation
edited by Christophe Dupraz, Pieter T. Visscher, Kimberley L Gallagher, Brendan Paul Burns and Michael Rogerson
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 692
Keywords: Geomicrobiology; Biogeochemistry; Microbialite; Organomineralization; Carbonate mineral; Mineral nucleation; Microbe– mineral interactions; Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC); Extracellular organic matter (EOM); “ Alkalinity engine” ; Organosignature; Biosignature
Biogeochemistry of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 566
Keywords: Sea ice; Diatoms; Biomarkers; Climate change; Paleoclimate; Stable isotopes; Microalgal ecology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biogeosciences)
Tectonics of the Northern Andes: Geochronology, Geochemistry, Isotopic Tracing, and Thermochronology submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 965
Keywords: Northwestern South America; Tectonics; Geochronology; Thermochronology; Isotopic tracing; Geochemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Multiscale Multiphysics Well-logging: Numerical Modeling, Physics and Field Experiments, Practical Application
edited by Vladimir A. Cheverda and Vyacheslav Glinskikh
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 218
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Advanced Research in Coastal Morphodynamics
edited by Jun Cheng and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 173
Keywords: nearshore sediment transport; coastal geomorphology; coastal sediment dynamics; large-scale numerical modelling; field/laboratory measurements; coastal resilience; climate adaptation.
Enhanced Geothermal Systems and other Deep Geothermal Applications throughout Europe: The MEET Project
edited by , , Ghislain Trullenque, , and Jean Hérisson
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 17 articles | Viewed by 9823
Keywords: Geothermal energy; Europe; Various geological contexts; Electricity and heat production; Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC); Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS); Conversion from oil wells to geothermal
Copper Exploration: Impact, Collaboration, Future Generations
edited by Robert G. Lee and Alexandra Brown
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 135
Keywords: copper; mineral exploration; mining; economic geology; sustainable resources; geophysics; geochemistry; policy
Aftershocks Analysis
edited by Nuno Afonso Dias
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 100
Keywords: seismic aftershocks; spatio-temporal evolution; Bath and Omori’ s law; crustal stress state; main shock discrimination; complex faults interaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Geoheritage, Geoconservation and Geotourism in France
edited by Nicolas Charles and Elisabeth Le Goff
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 285
Keywords: geoheritage; geodiversity; geoconservation; geotourism; France
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism)
Jurassic Paleoenvironments
edited by , and Guillaume Dera
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1255
Keywords: paleoenvironment; paleogeography; paleoclimate; Jurassic events (anoxic events; geodynamic events); paleoecology; Jurassic stratigraphy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Shoreline Dynamics and Beach Erosion II
edited by , Germán Rodríguez and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 72
Keywords: morphosedimentological characterization; coastal system analysis and modeling; hydrometeorological extremes; sea-level rise; coastal hydrodynamics; beach erosion drivers; coastal susceptibility and risk; coastal dune and beach management; coastline defense and anthropization
Recent and Fossil Submarine Caves
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 305
Keywords: marine caves; (palaeo)biodiversity; (palaeo)ecology; taphonomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology)
Precursory Phenomena Prior to Earthquakes submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2046
Keywords: Electromagnetism; Radon; Earthquakes; Remote sensing; Design of experiments; data analysis: algorithms and implementation; data management; Modeling and simulation; Satellite measurements; Self-organized systems; Non-linear dynamics and chaos; Fractals; Seismic source mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Triggering Mechanisms and Dynamics of Landslides submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 240
Keywords: landslide hazard; landslide susceptibility analysis; landslide runout modelling; physical-based and data-driven models; local and regional scale; landslide-triggering hydrometeorological thresholds; landslide monitoring; early warning systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Exploring and Modeling the Magma-Hydrothermal Regime II
edited by Noriyoshi Tsuchiya, Alexey Kiryukhin and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 165
Keywords: Magma genesis and its processes in the subduction zone; Hydrothermal experiments; Water– rock interaction; Geophysics and geochemistry of magma-hydrothermal activities; Episodic Earth events: volcanic eruption and earthquake
(This special issue belongs to the Section Natural Hazards)
Atmospheric Deposition in Polar Regions submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 84
Keywords: surface snow; ice cores; snow pits; snow/atmosphere interface; depositional and post-depositional processes; soil/atmosphere interface; surface soil pollution; atmospheric pollutant deposition; biomonitoring; seasonal evolution of atmospheric depositions; chemical characterization; mosses and lichens as bioindicators
Progresses and Gaps on Monitoring of Snow and Its Components at the Local, Regional to Global Scale and Its Applications
edited by Ali Nadir Arslan, , , Aynur Sensoy and Leena Leppänen
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 638
Keywords: snow; snow observation; snow products; novel technologies; harmonization; NWP and hydrological models; snow data assimilation; snow-related hazards and extreme events; societal impacts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geophysics)
Inversion in Thrust Belts and Their Forelands
edited by Enrico Tavarnelli, Robert W.H. Butler and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 297
Keywords: Inversion tectonics; Fault reactivation; Structural inheritance; Thrust belts; Foreland domains
(This special issue belongs to the Section Structural Geology and Tectonics)
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