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Aims and scope

Near Surface Geophysics is an international journal for the publication of research and development in geophysics applied to near surface. It places emphasis on geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, engineering, mining, archaeological, agricultural and other applications of geophysics as well as physical soil and rock properties. Geophysical and geoscientific case histories with innovative use of geophysical techniques are welcome, which may include improvements on instrumentation, measurements, data acquisition and processing, modelling, inversion, interpretation, project management and multidisciplinary use. The papers should also be understandable to those who use geophysical data but are not necessarily geophysicists.

Impact Factor 2015: 1.232

Near Surface Geophysics is indexed/abstracted in the Current Contents/ Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences , ISI Alerting Service and Science Citation Index Expanded .

Near Surface Geophysics is published 6 times a year.

Induced Polarization – narrowing the gap between theory and observations

Short abstract deadline: 15 November 2016

Full-paper submission deadline: 15 February 2017

NSG Special Issue Publication: December 2017

Early Online Publication: Accepted papers early online after galley proof


Call For papers

Following the 2016 International Workshop on Induced Polarization (http://hgg.au.dk/ip2016/), we are soliciting manuscripts for a Special Issue of Near Surface Geophysics (http://nsg.eage.org/) dedicated to induced polarization with application to the near-surface. The focus will be on new developments toward narrowing the gap between theory, laboratory findings and field experiments.

Induced polarization (IP) is a non-intrusive geophysical method used to image the subsurface. While historically developed to detect ore bodies, the IP method has emerged more recently as an exciting technology for environmental applications. Promising applications of the IP method are particularly seen in hydrogeophysics, biogeophysics, and in the characterization of contaminated sites.

Today, the IP method has developed significantly in theoretical understanding, laboratory characterization, and field methodologies. However, there is a growing need for a better understanding of the links between these levels. The aim of this Special Issue of Near Surface Geophysics is to narrow the gap between theory, laboratory findings in controlled environments, and field experiments.

With this aim, we encourage the submission of papers that present new insights on the IP mechanism, novel applications and case studies of IP, technical advances in the instrumentation, new data interpretation, advancements in data acquisition and signal processing, new forward modeling and inversion approaches.

Submit your paper

Please inform one of the following Guest Editors about your intention to contribute to the Special Issue of NSG, by sending a short (one-page) abstract by 15 November 2016. Successful authors will be required to submit their full papers by 15 February 2017.

Final manuscripts need to be submitted through the Near Surface Geophysics online submission system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nsg). Please indicate that the manuscript is intended for the IP Special Issue in this online submission system and in a cover letter to the editor. Please also check the Near Surface Geophysics website for instructions on manuscript preparation. Manuscripts that are submitted to this Special Issue will undergo the standard Near Surface Geophysics review process; authors may also be asked to contribute to the review process.

Publication date

The Special Issue will be published on December 2017, but all the accepted papers will be published as Early Online as soon as the galley proofs are corrected.

Guest editors

Gianluca Fiandaca, Aarhus University, Denmark. gianluca.fiandaca@geo.au.dk

Andreas Hördt, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. a.hoerdt@tu-bs.de

Adrian Flores Orozco, Technical University of Vienna, Austria. adrian.flores-orozco@geo.tuwien.ac.at

Call for Papers Airborne Geophysics - Special Issue of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

The Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) announces a Call for Papers for a special issue on Airborne Geophysics. This issue is scheduled for publication in March 2017.

The special issue co-editors are Antonio Menghini, Aarhus Geophysics, Denmark and Les Beard, Zonge International, Arizona, USA.  Sponsorship of this issue is still open.  

Suggested themes are:

•    New developments in equipment 
•    Novel airborne geophysical systems, including unmanned systems
•    Data acquisition, modeling, and inversion
•    Case histories, including: hydrogeology, including soil salinity, engineering, ordnance detection, environment, mining, exploration

International contributions are encouraged.  The special issue will accommodate six to eight papers, but all accepted papers will be considered for publication in other JEEG issues.

Papers may be submitted through the JEEG submission site, http://jeeg.allentrack.net.  Indicate in the cover letter that the paper is for consideration in the Airborne Geophysics special issue.  The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2016.  

Questions may be directed to:
    Special Issue Co-Editors—Antonio Menghini, am@aarhusgeo.com
                    Les Beard, LPBeard@comcast.net
    JEEG Editor—Janet Simms, Janet.E.Simms@usace.army.mil  

New EAGE Publication: Recommendations for the Safety of People and Instruments in Ground-Penetrating Radar and Near-Surface Geophysical Prospecting

This book offers an in-depth overview on the risks associated to Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Near-Surface Geophysical Prospecting, providing the reader with practical recommendations for the safety of people and instruments.
The book stems out from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action TU1208 "Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" (www.GPRadar.eu). It also benefited from the significant contribution of renowned experts not involved in the Action.

Among the main topics dealt with in the book, the reader will find:

The book includes a short medical first aid guide as well, which is specifically conceived for near-surface geophysical prospecting. Suggestions for correct use and safe transport of the equipment are finally provided.

Read more here

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