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  1. The 2019/20 Australian black summer bushfires were particularly severe in many respects, including its early commencement, large spatial coverage, and large number of burning days, preceded by record dry and h...

    Authors: Guojian Wang and Wenju Cai

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:19

    Content type: Research Letter

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  2. The Bulletin of the International Seismological Centre (ISC) remains in demand for a wide range of geophysical studies. Users of the ISC Bulletin benefit from its long-term coverage, the most comprehensive set...

    Authors: Dmitry A. Storchak, James Harris, Lonn Brown, Kathrin Lieser, Blessing Shumba and Domenico Di Giacomo

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:18

    Content type: Review

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  3. There is evidence of connections between soil organic carbon (SOC) and inorganic carbon (SIC) in dryland of north China. However, fractions of SOC and SIC and the relationship are not well understood in the Lo...

    Authors: Tongping Lu, Xiujun Wang and Wenxi Zhang

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:17

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  4. We analyze measurements of bottom currents and thermohaline properties of water north of the Vema Channel with the goal to find pathway continuations of Antarctic Bottom Water flow from the Vema Channel into t...

    Authors: Eugene G. Morozov, Dmitry I. Frey and Roman Y. Tarakanov

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:16

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  5. Following the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau, a considerable landslide occurred on the southwestern part of the volcano and, upon entering the sea, generated a large tsunami within the Sunda Strait, Indonesia...

    Authors: K. Pakoksung, A. Suppasri, A. Muhari, Syamsidik and F. Imamura

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:15

    Content type: Research Letter

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  6. Mt. Agung, located in Karangasem-Bali, Indonesia, had a significant increase of swarm earthquakes from September 2017 until the recent eruption in November 2017. To analyze the seismic swarm and its correlatio...

    Authors: Mohamad Taufik Gunawan, Ridwan Kusnandar, Pepen Supendi, Andri Dian Nugraha, Nanang T. Puspito, Daryono, David P. Sahara and Zulfakriza

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:14

    Content type: Research Letter

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  7. The regional climate model (RCM) with higher resolution and sophisticated physical processes can reproduce and project fine-scale climate information, which cannot be captured by the global climate model (GCM)...

    Authors: Dong-Kyou Lee and Dong-Hyun Cha

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:13

    Content type: Review

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  8. The modern reanalysis datasets provide not only meteorological variables, but also atmospheric chemical compositions such as tropospheric ozone and aerosol concentration. However, the quality of chemical compo...

    Authors: Sunmin Park, Seok-Woo Son, Myung-Il Jung, Jinkyung Park and Sang Seo Park

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:12

    Content type: Research Letter

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  9. The 28 September 2018 magnitude Mw7.8 Palu, Indonesia earthquake (0.178° S, 119.840° E, depth 13 km) occurred at 10:02 UTC. The major earthquake triggered catastrophic liquefaction, landslides, and a near-fiel...

    Authors: Jann-Yenq Liu, Chi-Yen Lin, Yuh-Ing Chen, Tso-Ren Wu, Meng-Ju Chung, Tien-Chi Liu, Yu-Lin Tsai, Loren C. Chang, Chi-Kuang Chao, Dimitar Ouzounov and Katsumi Hattori

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:11

    Content type: Research Letter

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  10. The use of infrasound for the early detection of volcanic events has been shown to be effective over large distances, and unlike visual methods, is not weather dependent. Signals recorded via an infrasound arr...

    Authors: Ross Adrian Williams, Anna Perttu and Benoit Taisne

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:9

    Content type: Research Letter

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  11. Determination of hematite contributions to sedimentary magnetizations is an important but difficult task in quantitative environmental studies. The poorly crystalline and fine-grained nature of hematite nanopa...

    Authors: Andrew P. Roberts, Xiang Zhao, David Heslop, Alexandra Abrajevitch, Yen-Hua Chen, Pengxiang Hu, Zhaoxia Jiang, Qingsong Liu and Brad J. Pillans

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:8

    Content type: Review

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  12. The Zhanghe Reservoir in Yangtze River basin plays a key role in fulfilling the crop water requirements of the irrigation area in its downstream region. This study employs the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment T...

    Authors: Yuqi Chen, Jun Niu, Yuqing Sun, Qi Liu, Sien Li, Peng Li, Liqun Sun and Qinglan Li

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:6

    Content type: Research Letter

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  13. The surface ocean current’s imprint on the wind stress (known as the current feedback) has a significant influence on the wind power input to the ocean. In this study, we investigate the effect of the current ...

    Authors: Xuan Shan, Zhao Jing, Bingrong Sun and Lixin Wu

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:3

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  14. Significant earthquakes on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, have predominantly been earthquakes with a thrust mechanism that occurred due to the subduction process and seismotectonics near coastal cities of W...

    Authors: Wahyu Triyoso, Aris Suwondo, Tedi Yudistira and David P. Sahara

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2020 7:2

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  15. Western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) is among tsunamigenic zones with numerous historical records of tsunami damage and deaths. Most recently, a moderate tsunami on 21 May 2003 offshore Algeria, North Africa, was...

    Authors: Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Yuchen Wang, Kenji Satake and Iyan E. Mulia

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:19

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  16. On September 28, 2018, the Mw 7.5 earthquake occurred in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. This earthquake produced strong tremors, landslides, liquefaction and a tsunami and caused thousands of fatalities an...

    Authors: Pepen Supendi, Andri Dian Nugraha, Sri Widiyantoro, Chalid Idham Abdullah, Nanang T. Puspito, Kadek Hendrawan Palgunadi, D. Daryono and Samsul Hadi Wiyono

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:18

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  17. The rainfall intensity–duration–frequency (IDF) curves play an important role in water resources engineering and management. The applications of IDF curves range from assessing rainfall events, classifying cli...

    Authors: Yabin Sun, Dadiyorto Wendi, Dong Eon Kim and Shie-Yui Liong

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:17

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  18. Stress drops of small earthquakes have been estimated under the assumption that the rupture propagates symmetrically within a circular fault. However, recent studies have observed directivity effects on seismi...

    Authors: Keisuke Yoshida

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:16

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  19. Vertical mixing is important in the ocean for maintaining its stratification, redistributing temperature and salinity, distributing nutrients and pollutants, and the energy cascade. It plays a key role in ocea...

    Authors: Robin Robertson and Changming Dong

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:15

    Content type: Research Letter

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  20. Both solar activities from above and perturbations of Earth’s surface and troposphere from below disturb ionospheric structure and its dynamics. Numerous ionospheric phenomena remain unexplained due to the com...

    Authors: Yang-Yi Sun

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:14

    Content type: Review

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  21. The Makran Accretionary Wedge (900 km across) is a consequence of northward subduction of the oceanic part of the Arabian Plate beneath the Lut and Afghan blocks in the northwestern Indian Ocean. It has a comp...

    Authors: Mohammad Mokhtari, Ahmad Ala Amjadi, Leila Mahshadnia and Mandana Rafizadeh

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:13

    Content type: Review

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  22. Our understanding of the history of the solar system has undergone a revolution in recent years, owing to new theoretical insights into the origin of Pluto and the discovery of the Kuiper belt and its rich dyn...

    Authors: Renu Malhotra

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:12

    Content type: Review

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  23. Landslides are common natural disasters in Bogor, Indonesia, triggered by a combination of factors including slope aspect, soil type and bedrock lithology, land cover and land use, and hydrologic conditions. I...

    Authors: Florence Elfriede Sinthauli Silalahi, Pamela, Yukni Arifianti and Fahrul Hidayat

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:10

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  24. On 15 October 2013, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake was generated from a previously unidentified fault in the island of Bohol. This fault was named the North Bohol Fault (NBF) by authorities. We investigated the ge...

    Authors: Romer Carlo T. Gacusan and Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:9

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  25. Interpreting microseismic events triggered by reservoir stimulation (especially hydraulic fracturing) has become a common practice to understand fracture dimension and geometry. In this area of study, the need...

    Authors: Tepy Septyana, Andri Dian Nugraha, Sri Widiyantoro and Supriyono

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:7

    Content type: Research Letter

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  26. The steep increase in urban populations results in the spatial extent of cities expanding both horizontally and vertically. The climatic response of urban areas differs greatly to rural areas exposed to the sa...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Yasemin D. Aktas, Jenny Stocker, David Carruthers, Julian Hunt and Liora Malki-Epshtein

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:4

    Content type: Research Letter

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  27. Submesoscale currents are pervasive throughout the ocean. They have intermediate space and time scales—neither mesoscale nor microscale—that have made them elusive for measurements and modeling until recently....

    Authors: James C. McWilliams

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:3

    Content type: Review

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  28. The European Space Agency recently launched the Sentinel mission to perform terrestrial observations in support of tasks such as monitoring forests, detecting land-cover changes, and managing natural disasters...

    Authors: Michael Mau Fung Wong, Jimmy Chi Hung Fung and Peter Pak Shing Yeung

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:2

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  29. Two different mesoscale convective system (MCS) events that produced the heavy rainfall over the Greater Jakarta (GJ) during 15–18 January 2013 period were investigated. The purpose of the present study is to ...

    Authors: Danang Eko Nuryanto, Hidayat Pawitan, Rahmat Hidayat and Edvin Aldrian

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2019 6:1

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  30. We determined earthquake locations through re-picking of P- and S-wave arrival times recorded by BMKG network. Earthquake locations were determined using Hypoellipse code that employs a single event determinat...

    Authors: Pepen Supendi, Andri Dian Nugraha, Nanang T. Puspito, Sri Widiyantoro and Daryono Daryono

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:31

    Content type: Research Letter

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  31. Tsunamis generated along the Makran subduction zone (MSZ) threaten the Sur coast of Oman, according to deterministic and probabilistic analyses presented here. A validated shallow water numerical code simulate...

    Authors: I. El-Hussain, R. Omira, Z. Al-Habsi, M. A. Baptista, A. Deif and A. M. E. Mohamed

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:30

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  32. A high-frequency (HF) ocean radar system is a shore-based remote sensing system to simultaneously monitor ocean surface currents, waves and wind far beyond the horizon. The system operation is based on electro...

    Authors: Anna Dzvonkovskaya, Leif Petersen, Thomas Helzel and Matthias Kniephoff

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:29

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  33. Urban heat island effect has been assessed using weather research and forecasting model (WRF v3.5) focusing on air temperature and surface skin temperature in the sub-tropical urban Indian megacity of Delhi. I...

    Authors: Shweta Bhati and Manju Mohan

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:27

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  34. This paper extends and detides a Karachi tide-gauge record as an observational basis for assessing Indian Ocean tsunami risk. The extended marigram encompasses the time of the great 1945 Makran earthquake of e...

    Authors: Loyce M. Adams, Brian F. Atwater and Haider Hasan

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:25

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  35. Recent studies have indicated that ocean circulation damps the atmospheric energy transport response to hemispherically differential energy perturbations, thereby muting the shifts of the Inter-Tropical Conver...

    Authors: Sarah M. Kang, Yechul Shin and Francis Codron

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:22

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  36. Urban air quality has been deteriorating over time. Pollutant distribution levels in the urban environment may be associated with anthropogenic sources and meteorological conditions. The aim of this study is t...

    Authors: Anis Asma Ahmad Mohtar, Mohd Talib Latif, Nor Hafizah Baharudin, Fatimah Ahamad, Jing Xiang Chung, Murnira Othman and Liew Juneng

    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2018 5:21

    Content type: Research Letter

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