International Journal of Geophysics

Electrical Imaging for Geohazard and Environmental Monitoring

Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

1Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, National Research Council of Italy, Potenza, Italy

2Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI), Crete, Greece

Electrical Imaging for Geohazard and Environmental Monitoring


Recently, innovative algorithms for 2D and 3D tomographic data inversion, new models for describing the electrokinetic phenomena associated to the subsurface fluid migration, and modern ICT technologies (i.e., sensor web) for the field data acquisition have rapidly transformed the electrical methods in a powerful tool for geohazard and environmental monitoring. These technological and methodological improvements disclose the way for a wide spectrum of novel and challenging applications: mapping of the water content in landslide bodies, identification of fluid and gas emissions in volcanic areas, studying the salt water intrusion in coastal areas, and so fourth. To date, the electrical imaging can be considered as one of the most interesting geophysical methods for the geohazard and environmental monitoring.

Researchers are invited to submit papers to this special issue focussing the attention to the following methodological aspects:

  • Self-potential tomography
  • Electrical resistivity tomography
  • Induced polarization
  • Time-lapse tomography
  • Joint inversion of self-potential and resistivity data
  • Integration and comparison with other in situ, airborne, and satellite EM technologies

Furthermore, we strongly encourage the submission of papers concerning novel applications of the electrical methods. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Imaging of tectonic and volcanic structures
  • Mapping and monitoring of fluids in geothermal areas
  • Electrical methods for the seismic microzonation
  • Electrical monitoring of landslides
  • Hydrogeophysics: comparison between electrical methods and simulation codes (FeFLOW) to vadose zone (wetting front)
  • Mapping soil and water pollutants: monitoring of waste disposal and industrial sites
  • Monitoring of coastal environment, pore aquifers, and saltwater intrusion
  • Electrical methods and petrophysical parameters
  • Biogeophysics: geophysical signatures of microbial interactions with the subsurface
  • EM measurements for studying soil-vegetation interactions

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 786060
  • - Editorial

Electrical Imaging for Geohazard and Environmental Monitoring

Vincenzo Lapenna | Sabatino Piscitelli | Pantelis Soupios
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 176895
  • - Research Article

A Prototype System for Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomographies

Raffaele Luongo | Angela Perrone | ... | Vincenzo Lapenna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 593268
  • - Research Article

Geoelectrical Tomography as an Operative Tool for Emergency Management of Landslide: An Application in Basilicata Region, Italy

G. Colangelo | A. Perrone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 238478
  • - Research Article

Geoelectrical Surveys for Characterization of the Coastal Saltwater Intrusion in Metapontum Forest Reserve (Southern Italy)

Antonio Satriani | Antonio Loperte | ... | Vincenzo Lapenna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 489634
  • - Research Article

Geoelectrical Tomography Investigating and Modeling of Fractures Network around Bittit Spring (Middle Atlas, Morocco)

Kh. Qarqori | M. Rouai | ... | C. Le Carlier de Veslud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 142069
  • - Research Article

Experimental Studies on the Changes in Resistivity and Its Anisotropy Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography

Tao Zhu | Jian-Guo Zhou | Jin-Qi Hao
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