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VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on 'VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres'.

The 9th VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres (VERSIM) Workshop: VERSIM 2020 will be held in the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, Japan, from November 21 to 25 of 2020. The VERSIM working group is an international group of scientists interested in studying the behavior of the magnetosphere and ionosphere by means of ELF (300 Hz - 3 kHz) and VLF (3-30 kHz) radio waves, both naturally and artificially generated. In addition to all traditional VERSIM topics, results of recent space missions such as Arase, MMS, and Van Allen Probes will be presented. Through active discussion at the workshop, we will achieve substantial progress in our understanding of VLF/ELF wave phenomena and space environment. Many international collaborations will be facilitated through the workshop. The special issue will contain those outcomes from VERSIM 2020.


Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres'.  All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2021


Lead Guest Editor
Yoshiharu Omura, Kyoto University, Japan

Guest Editors
Jacob Bortnik, UCLA, USA
Mark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Andrei Demekhov, Polar Geophysical Institute, Russia
Yohei Miyake, Kobe University, Japan


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  1. In this paper, we present the D-region ionospheric response during the lifespan (10–19 December 2020) of a severe category 5 tropical cyclone (TC) Yasa in the South Pacific by using the very low frequency (VLF...

    Authors: Paolo A. A. L. Redoblado, Sarwan Kumar, Abhikesh Kumar and Sushil Kumar
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:65
  2. Very low frequency wave intensity variations measured by the Kannuslehto station, Finland in the frequency range 0–12 kHz between 2016 and 2020 are analyzed by the principal component analysis (PCA). As the an...

    Authors: Barbora Bezděková, František Němec and Jyrki Manninen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:30
  3. A spectrogram of Power Line Harmonic Radiation (PLHR) consists of a set of lines with frequency spacing corresponding exactly to 50 or 60 Hz. It is distinct from a spectrogram of Magnetospheric Line Radiation ...

    Authors: Michel Parrot, Frantisěk Němec, Morris B. Cohen and Mark Gołkowski
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:4
  4. Using numerical filtering techniques allowing us to reduce noise from sferics, we are able to clearly study a new type of differently structured very low frequency (VLF) radio waves above f = 4 kHz at the grou...

    Authors: Claudia Martinez-Calderon, Jyrki K. Manninen, Jemina T. Manninen and Tauno Turunen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:191
  5. Discovering such structures as the third radiation belt (or “storage ring”) has been a major observational achievement of the NASA Radiation Belt Storm Probes program (renamed the “Van Allen Probes” mission in...

    Authors: Daniel N. Baker
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:189
  6. Van Allen Probes in situ observations are used to examine detailed subpacket structure observed in strong VLF (very low frequency) rising-tone chorus elements observed at the time of a rapid MeV electron energ...

    Authors: John C. Foster, Philip J. Erickson and Yoshiharu Omura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:140
  7. We study the influence of real structure of electromagnetic ion-cyclotron wave packets in the Earth’s radiation belts on precipitation of relativistic electrons. Automatic algorithm is used to distinguish isol...

    Authors: Veronika S. Grach, Andrei G. Demekhov and Alexey V. Larchenko
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:129