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The 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption and related phenomena

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (HTHH), Tonga, is a submarine volcano along the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone. After activity starting in December 2021, a vast explosive eruption took place on 15 January 2022. This 2022 explosion is probably the strongest since the 1883 Krakatau, Indonesia, eruption. Besides the tremendous eruption process, the HTHH eruption is noteworthy because of its significant effects on the entire circum-Pacific region caused by large-scale perturbations in the ocean and atmosphere. Earth, Planets, and Space (EPS) has already received several manuscripts about the eruption, some of which are already published. We are therefore taking this opportunity to set up a new collection about the eruption and its related phenomena. We welcome contributions regarding the 2022 HTHH eruption or analogy events from all related disciplines. Reports of multidisciplinary research are also highly appreciated. For this collection, regular editors handle the submitted manuscripts. The collection retrospectively includes applicable papers already submitted to or published in EPS.

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Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2022

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  1. Meteotsunamis (forced waves) triggered by atmospheric disturbances of Lamb waves due to the 2022 Hunga–Tonga volcanic eruption have been observed in coastal areas surrounding the Pacific Ocean. However, the sp...

    Authors: Takashi Tonegawa and Yoshio Fukao
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:159
  2. A large eruption occurred on Jan. 15, 2022, at the submarine volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, southern Pacific, and the atmospheric Lamb wave was observed to have traveled round the Earth multiple times with...

    Authors: Kosuke Heki
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:112
  3. To elucidate the characteristics of electromagnetic conjugacy of traveling ionospheric disturbances just after the 15 January 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption, we analyze Global Navigation Sate...

    Authors: Atsuki Shinbori, Yuichi Otsuka, Takuya Sori, Michi Nishioka, Septi Perwitasari, Takuo Tsuda and Nozomu Nishitani
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:106
  4. Ocean-bottom pressure gauges of wide and dense ocean-bottom observation networks around Japan, S-net and DONET, observed ocean waves caused by the Tonga eruption that started at approximately 13:00 JST (UTC + ...

    Authors: Hisahiko Kubo, Tatsuya Kubota, Wataru Suzuki, Shin Aoi, Osamu Sandanbata, Naotaka Chikasada and Hideki Ueda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:104
  5. A strong volcanic eruption caused a clear vertical acoustic resonance between the sea surface and the thermosphere. Its effects are observed as geomagnetic and GPS-TEC oscillations near the volcano and its geo...

    Authors: Toshihiko Iyemori, Michi Nishioka, Yuichi Otsuka and Atsuki Shinbori
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:103
  6. A large eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano in Tonga on January 15, 2022 generated air–sea coupled tsunamis observed at the ocean-bottom pressure sensor network along the Japan Trench (S-net) in ...

    Authors: Yuichiro Tanioka, Yusuke Yamanaka and Tatsuya Nakagaki
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:61
  7. The violent eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022 induced strong atmospheric disturbances, which traveled around the world as atmospheric Lamb waves. When this wave passed through t...

    Authors: Yuichi Imanishi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:54