On the possible influence of radon and aerosol injection on the atmosphere and ionosphere before earthquakes

  • A model of the generation of pulses of local electric fields with characteristic time scales of 1–10 minutes is considered for atmospheric conditions above fracture regions of earthquakes. In the model, it is proposed that aerosols, increased ionization velocity and upstreaming air flows occur at night-time conditions. The pulses of local electric fields cause respective pulses of infrared emissions. But infrared emissions with time scales of 1–10 minutes were not observed up to now experimentally. The authors think, that the considered non-stationary field and radiation effects might be a new-type of applicable earthquake indicators and ask to perform special earth-based and satellite observations of the night-time atmosphere in seismoactive fracture regions.

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Author:V. A. Liperovsky, Claudia-Veronika Meister, L. N. Doda, E. V. Liperovskaya, V. F. Davidov, V. V. Bogdanov
Series (Serial Number):NLD Preprints (paper 064)
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:2005
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2007/08/15
Organizational units:Zentrale und wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Dynamik komplexer Systeme
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik