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Submission Date2012-01-15 15:21:49
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TitleSeismic Tomography Total Electron Content behaviors and predictions before and after the January 12, 2010 M7 Haiti earthquake and comparisons with real Observations
Running TitleHaitian Scientific Society, UMASS Boston
Manuscript TypeResearch Article
Special SectionN/A
Author
Pierre-Richard Cornely (Eastern Nazarene College) (corr-auth)
Abstract In the last few decades, research on earthquake prediction has resulted in the recognition that there may exist many earthquake precursors in the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere. The ionosphere is naturally perturbed by solar and geomagnetic disturbances and it is difficult to extract the variations connected with earthquakes particularly for the equatorial and high latitude ionosphere. But when solar and geomagnetic disturbances can be ruled out (essentially a background ionosphere with disturbances due only to seismic events), the effects of pre-seismic activities on the ionosphere can be investigated using the ionospheric electron and ion densities. In this paper, PIM TEC predictions are compared with data from ISL (Instrument Sonde de Langmuir) experiments onboard DEMETER (Detection of Electromagnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions). Structures in the TEC data derived from PIM and Tomography are compared with structures in the DEMETER electron density data. These comparisons provide a framework for testing the potential utility of background ionospheric models, such as PIM, for pre-seismic activity predictions.
Associate EditorAssigned
Keyword(s)ionospheric tomography, seismic predictions, earthquake monitoring, seismic tomography
Index Terms0902, 0933, 0935, 7215, 2435
Subject AreasIonospheric physics, Remote sensing, Tomography and imaging
Funding Body Archiving Mandates No Funders
Supporting Information (SI) No
Key Points Please state the three main points of the article. The responses included here will be included with your final published paper. The key points should be complete statements and not duplications of your keywords or index terms. At least one key point is required.

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Use of tomography for mean TEC prediction


Main point #2: (140 character limit including spaces)
Use of TEC for seismic predictions


Main point #3: (140 character limit including spaces)
Use of real data for TEC prediction comparisons
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  1. Merged File containing manuscript text and 11 Figure files. PDF (30385KB) 
    1. Article File PDF (22KB) 
    2. Figure 1 PDF (2995KB) 
      Figure 1: Tomography system and DEMETER data acquisition geometry, September 11, 2009
    3. Figure 2 PDF (2701KB) 
      Figure 2: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for September 17, 2009
    4. Figure 3 PDF (2719KB) 
      Figure 3: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for September 30, 2009
    5. Figure 4 PDF (2771KB) 
      Figure 4: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for October 17, 2009
    6. Figure 5 PDF (2729KB) 
      Figure 5: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for October 30, 2009
    7. Figure 6 PDF (2733KB) 
      Figure 6: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for November 17, 2009
    8. Figure 7 PDF (2710KB) 
      Figure 7: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for November 30, 2009
    9. Figure 8 PDF (2781KB) 
      Figure 8: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for December 17, 2009
    10. Figure 9 PDF (2814KB) 
      Figure 9: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for December 31, 2009
    11. Figure 10 PDF (2731KB) 
      Figure 10: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for January 09, 2010
    12. Figure 11 PDF (2761KB) 
      Figure11: DEMETER Electron density data and PIM TEC for January 29, 2010


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