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Studies on Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth: Recent advances and Future Directions

Research into electromagnetic induction of Earth and planetary interiors has increased considerably. The research community has grown beyond the traditional focus of magnetollurics (MT) to include airborne, land, and marine controlled-source electromagnetics (EM); additional growth stems from the public availability of country-wide MT data sets, the recent application of EM methods to studies of geomagnetically-induced currents, and the accelerating development and application of three-dimensional EM methods. The 24th biennial electromagnetic induction workshop held in Helsingør, Denmark in August 2018 was a premier event for the international research community to exchange the latest developments in the field of electromagnetic induction. This special issue intends to promote the activity of this vibrant and growing research community and to foster future interdisciplinary studies within the broader earth and planetary sciences. We call for papers on general contributions presented at the 24th EMIW in addition to relevant studies that were not presented in the workshop.

Edited by Paul A Bedrosian, Gerhard Schwarz, Kate Selway, Pierre Wawrzyniak and Dikun Yang

  1. The central Australian Musgrave Province at the junction of the South, North and West Australian cratons has undergone and continues to retain evidence of significant whole-of-crust, and most likely ‘whole-of-...

    Authors: Stephan Thiel, Bruce R. Goleby, Mark J. Pawley and Graham Heinson
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:98
  2. Prospective Proterozoic units in the southern Mount Isa Province are concealed by a poorly defined extent of younger basin cover, leading to poor exploration success. Collection of a magnetotelluric (MT) surve...

    Authors: Janelle M. Simpson and Graham Heinson
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:69
  3. The Ramså Basin is situated on the strandflat on the northeastern side of Andøya between Ramså and Skarstein. It is the only known Mesozoic sedimentary basin onshore Norway and therefore represents an easily a...

    Authors: Vikas Chand Baranwal, Marco Brönner, Jan-Steinar Rønning, Harald Elvebakk and Einar Dalsegg
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:52
  4. Magnetotelluric (MT) method is widely used for revealing deep electrical structure. However, natural MT signals are susceptible to cultural noises. In particular, the existing data-processing methods usually f...

    Authors: Guang Li, Xiaoqiong Liu, Jingtian Tang, Juzhi Deng, Shuanggui Hu, Cong Zhou, Chaojian Chen and Wenwu Tang
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:45
  5. The Lorca earthquake (May 11th, 2011, Mw 5.2) stands as the most destructive one in Spain over the last 50 years, interpreted as having occurred in an intersegment zone of the strike–slip Alhama de Murcia Faul...

    Authors: Anna Martí, Pilar Queralt, Alex Marcuello, Juanjo Ledo, Emilio Rodríguez-Escudero, José Jesús Martínez-Díaz, Joan Campanyà and Naser Meqbel
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:16
  6. Southern Mongolia is part of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, the origin and evolution of which is not fully known and is often debated. It is composed of several east–west trending lithostratigraphic domains ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Comeau, Michael Becken, Johannes S. Käufl, Alexander V. Grayver, Alexey V. Kuvshinov, Shoovdor Tserendug, Erdenechimeg Batmagnai and Sodnomsambuu Demberel
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:5
  7. Seawater motion-induced electromagnetic (EM) noise along the seafloor has a large impact on marine magnetotelluric (MT) data quality. Although the mechanical stability of ocean bottom electromagnetic receivers...

    Authors: Kai Chen, Qingxian Zhao, Ming Deng, Xianhu Luo and Jianen Jing
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2020 72:4
  8. We introduce MoVFEM, a computational algorithm for the modeling of three-dimensional magnetotelluric (MT) data using a vector finite element method of specific order from multiple elements’ orders. Our algorit...

    Authors: Aixa M. Rivera-Rios, Bing Zhou, Graham Heinson and Lars Krieger
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2019 71:92