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07 September 2021

A special issue dedicated to Prof. Dr. Aykut Barka

“From coseismic surface rupture to long-term behavior of faulting”


Aykut Barka (1952- 2002) was an internationally distinguished Turkish earth scientist in earthquake research, a pioneer in cultivating the Active Tectonic studies in Turkey, and founder of the “Active Tectonics Research Group of Turkey (ATAG)”. His contributions, including furthering our understanding of the behavior of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ), using GPS studies to measure directly tectonic deformation throughout the Eastern Mediterranean Region, emphasizing the role of stress transfer and triggering along NAFZ and advancing public awareness of earthquake hazards in Turkey are exemplary. His fault zone studies were focused on understanding the temporal and spatial evolution of active faulting through geologic, geodetic, and seismic observations. Twenty years after his passing, we would like to dedicate this special issue in honor of his passion for earth science, and his long term dream of protecting the Turkish people from the losses they have suffered from earthquakes for many centuries.

Aykut recognized that a multi-disciplinary approach is vital to understanding the temporal and spatial slip behavior of faults, and he recruited scientists from around the world to incorporate new technologies and analysis approaches to Turkey’s earthquake problem. Accordingly, we invite contributions covering the full earthquake cycle using observations obtained from geologic, geodetic, and seismic observations, and from regional geodynamic studies that provide the framework for fault interactions. We seek a wide variety of studies presenting insights into several phenomena related to faulting processes within a single seismic cycle, and/or integrating contributions from multiple cycles over longer time periods.

Specifically, we invite the global earth science community to contribute to this Special Issue, focusing on, but not limited to the following potential topics:

  • Seismic, geodetic, and geological constraints on the spatial and temporal character of strain accumulation, including inter-seismic, co-seismic, and post-seismic processes, and fault creep.
  • Earthquake cycle, earthquake recurrence, strain partitioning within broad plate boundary zone fault systems
  • Paleoseismology, including observations of surface-rupturing events to constrain the short- and long-term slip history of active faults
  • Morphotectonic analysis of active faults
  • Observational and modeling approaches to imaging transient and long-term tectonic deformation
  • Observing and modeling broad scale crustal deformation by InSAR and GPS.
  • Mechanical properties of faults (i.e., creep, slow slip, supershear)
  • Factors affecting patterns of earthquake ruptures (i.e., fault segmentation)
  • Modelling dynamic and static stress transfer during the earthquake cycle
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard evaluations

Submission information:

Please send a preliminary title, author list, and a short descriptive paragraph outlining the scope of your proposed manuscript to the chief guest editor, Dr. Gülsen Uçarkuş (ucarkus@itu.edu.tr) by October, 30th, 2021.

The anticipated manuscript submission deadline is February, 1st, 2022 with the aim of getting the special issue electronically published in 2022. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/index.htm. Research articles, review articles and short communications are invited. All papers will go through the peer reviewing process. A guide for authors and other information for submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

Guest editors:

Gülsen Uçarkuş (Chief Guest Editor)

Istanbul Technical University, Dept. of Geological Engineering

E-mail: ucarkus@itu.edu.tr

Serdar Akyüz

Istanbul Technical University, Dept. of Geological Engineering

E-mail: akyuz@itu.edu.tr

Ziyadin Çakır

Istanbul Technical University, Dept. of Geological Engineering

E-mail: ziyadin.cakir@itu.edu.tr

Mustapha Meghraoui

EOST, Université de Strasbourg, France

E-mail: m.meghraoui@unistra.fr

Robert Reilinger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

E-mail: reilinge@quake.mit.edu



24 May 2021


Dedicated to the anniversary of the 70th birthday of Prof. Vesselin S. Drensky

Special Issue Guest Editors

  • Peter V. Danchev, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Antonio Giambruno, Department of  Mathematics and Informatics, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Plamen E. Koshlukov, Department of Mathematics, State University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Louis H. Rowen, Department of Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

This special issue welcomes good quality research articles, containing original and deep research results, which are focused on recent and novel developments of the areas listed below. Moreover, the special issue invites good survey articles of exceptional merit. 
Specifically, the special issue is open to both original research articles and review articles in the following main fields:

1. Ring theory
2. Group theory
3. Nonassociative rings and algebras
4. Commutative algebra
5. Combinatorial algebra
6. PI-rings and PI-algebras
7. Lie and Jordan algebras
8. Graded rings
9. The theory of invariants
10. Matrix presentations of rings and their elements

-- Deadline: 31 December, 2021