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Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies

Challenges in Middle Atmosphere Dynamics and Societal Benefits

  • Alexis Le Pichon
  • Elisabeth Blanc
  • Alain Hauchecorne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Instrumentation, Network and Processing: Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guillaume Nief, Carrick Talmadge, Jeff Rothman, Thomas Gabrielson
      Pages 63-89
    3. Richard Raspet, John-Paul Abbott, Jeremy Webster, Jiao Yu, Carrick Talmadge, Kirkpatrick Alberts II et al.
      Pages 91-124
    4. Daniel Bowman, Jonathan Lees, James Cutts, Attila Komjathy, Eliot Young, Kayla Seiffert et al.
      Pages 125-171
    5. Doug Grimmett, Randall Plate, Jason Goad
      Pages 173-206
  3. Instrumentation, Network and Processing: Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Pierrick Mialle, David Brown, Nimar Arora, colleagues from IDC
      Pages 209-248
    3. Omar Marcillo, Stephen Arrowsmith, Maurice Charbit, Joshua Carmichael
      Pages 249-271
    4. Milton Garces
      Pages 273-345
  4. Observations—From Local to Global: Regional Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Steven Gibbons, Tormod Kværna, Peter Näsholm
      Pages 387-407
    3. Il-Young Che, Junghyun Park, Tae Sung Kim, Chris Hayward, Brian Stump
      Pages 409-448
  5. Observations—From Local to Global: Global Network Calibration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Christoph Pilger, Lars Ceranna, Alexis Le Pichon, Peter Brown
      Pages 451-470
    3. Lars Ceranna, Robin Matoza, Patrick Hupe, Alexis Le Pichon, Matthieu Landès
      Pages 471-482
  6. Propagation modelling, network performance and inversion methods: Atmospheric models and propagation modelling

About this book


Since the publication of the first volume “Infrasound monitoring for atmospheric studies” published in 2010, significant advances were achieved in the fields of engineering, propagation modelling, and atmospheric remote sensing methods. The global infrasound network, which consists of the International Monitoring Network (IMS) for nuclear test ban verification completed by an increasing number of regional cluster arrays deployed around the globe, has evidenced an unprecedented potential for detecting, locating and characterizing various natural and man-made sources. In recent years, infrasound has evolved into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing academic disciplines of geophysics and innovative technical and scientific developments. The advances in innovative ground-based instruments, including infrasound inversions for continuous observations of the stratosphere and mesosphere, provide useful insights into the geophysical source phenomenology and atmospheric processes involved. Systematic investigations into low-frequency infrasound signals and the development of complementary observational platforms point out new insights into the dynamics of the middle atmosphere which play a significant role in both tropospheric weather and climate. This monitoring system also provides continuous relevant information about natural hazards with high societal benefits, like on-going volcanic eruptions, surface earthquakes, meteorites or severe weather. With this new edition, researchers and students benefit from a comprehensive content of both fundamental and applied inter-disciplinary topics.


Acoustics Applied Geosciences Atmospheric Acoustic Energy Environment, General Harmonic Tremors IMS Infrasound Network Measurement Science, Instrumentation Microbarom Simulation and Modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexis Le Pichon
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Blanc
    • 2
  • Alain Hauchecorne
    • 3
  1. 1.CEA, DAM, DIFArpajonFrance
  2. 2.CEA, DAM, DIFArpajonFrance
  3. 3.SHTILATMOS/IPSLGuyancourtFrance

About the editors

A. Le Pichon (Master’s Degree in Fundamental Physics., Ph.D. in Acoustics). Research Director at Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in charge of infrasound research activities on topics relevant to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO): signal processing for automated detection and source location procedures; propagation modeling; and methods for source characterization.

E. Blanc (Research director at CEA). Main research areas are infrasound, gravity waves, and electrodynamical coupling of atmospheric layers. She coordinated international projects concerning infrasound monitoring; space observations of lightning and sprites (LSO and TARANIS); and the Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe (ARISE) project dedicated to multi-instrument observations of middle atmospheric disturbances and their impacts on weather and climate. 

A. Hauchecorne (Emeritus Research director at CNRS). Main research areas are dynamics and climatology of the middle atmosphere; transport and mixing of ozone and minor constituents in the stratosphere; satellite data analysis and data assimilation in the field of stratospheric chemistry; and lidar techniques for the measurement of stratospheric parameters.

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