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Geophysical Methods for Environmental Studies

Call for Papers

Geophysical methods are powerful tools to explore the subsoil for environmental investigations. The fields of application can be hydrological and hydrogeological characterization and monitoring, slope stability assessments, archaeological surveys, locating voids and karstic features, soil characterization, and so forth. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), seismic, DC resistivity, electromagnetic induction, gravity, and magnetic methods are the most used, while the use of other technologies, such as telemetry, has grown over the past decades. The available techniques are characterised by different penetration and resolution capabilities, from few centimeters to kilometers. For this reason, there is a drive in the scientific community towards the integration of geophysical methods in order to detect and characterize the subsoil from the analysis of different physical properties. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative geophysical instruments and acquisition
  • New information on the relationships between geophysical properties of the shallow subsoil (first kilometer)
  • Integration and joint analysis and inversion of geophysical data

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijgp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijgp/gmes/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 22 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 14 June 2013
Publication DateFriday, 9 August 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Umberta Tinivella, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Borgo Grotta Gigante 42C, 34010 Trieste, Italy

Guest Editors

  • Michela Giustiniani, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Borgo Grotta Gigante 42C, 34010 Trieste, Italy
  • Giorgio Cassiani,University of Padua, Via Gradenigo 6, 35131 Padova, Italy