Call for Papers

Call for Papers for "Ten years after the Wenchuan earthquake: new insights into the geodynamics of the eastern Tibet"

Submission acceptance begins: 01 July 2017 
Submission deadline: 31 January 2018

Special section organizers:
Huiping Zhang, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration  
Eric Kirby, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University 
Haibing Li, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
Kristen Cook, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Peizhen Zhang, School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University

In 2008, the Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake killed > 80,000 and injured more than 370,000 people in the province of Sichuan, China. About five years later, Mw6.6 Lushan earthquake occurred on April 20, 2013, only ~90 km further south. Both events were along the Longmen Shan thrust belt in eastern Tibet. The questions posed by these two events still reverberate in the Chinese and international geoscience communities. Almost ten years on, we envisioned there have been new data sets, observations, and modeling, thus it is a good time to look back on what we learned from those events, since interest in the evolution of eastern Tibet has not abated during that time. Here we propose an AGU joint special issue on Wenchuan retrospective that will span Tectonics and JGR-Solid Earth. We welcome contributions which cover the tectonics of eastern Tibet, the seismology of the earthquake, and the surface response following the earthquake. All these contributions will provide new insights into the gedynamics of the eastern Tibet.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website after July 1.  For additional information please contact: