Geophysical Journal International (GJI) welcomes contributions to a special issue devoted to the eruptive sequence of Hunga volcano (Tonga islands) that began on 14 January 2022. This eruption produced what is perhaps the largest volcanic explosion in the last 138 years, creating significant and globally-observed waves in the solid Earth, the ocean, the atmosphere, the ionosphere, and the electromagnetic field. We encourage submissions that address observing and analysing any aspect of these waves, or describing and making available relevant datasets. We also welcome papers using the radiated energy, along with other data, for characterising the eruptive source, or modelling other aspects of the eruption.
The submission deadline is 15 July 2022.
Submissions should be made to the GJI ScholarOne portal; instructions to authors are available at the main journal webpage. In their cover letter, authors should be sure to include a statement that their submission is intended for the ``Hunga Tonga special issue.''
Papers will be published online as they are approved, and combined into a special volume to be produced with a target date of January 15, 2023. All papers will go through the usual GJI review process, except that they will be handled by a special editorial board assembled for this issue.
The special editors are:
Prof. Costanza Bonadonna (University of Geneva)
Prof. Robin Matoza (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Prof. Diego Melgar (University of Oregon)
Prof. Ignacio Sepulveda (San Diego State University)
Dr. Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig (University of Stuttgart)
All published submissions will be available online with free access. As in regular volumes of GJI, there are no charges (except for colour figures), but authors will be encouraged to be appropriately brief.