Vol. 27, No. 5
October 2016

Table of Contents

Terrestrial, Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences (TAO)

1017-0839 (Print)
2311-7680 (Online)

  • Using skewness and kurtosis of geoelectric fields to forecast the 2016/2/6, ML6.6 Meinong, Taiwan Earthquake
    • Treating geoelectric field distributions as earthquake precursors
    • Anomalous skewness and kurtosis of geoelectric fields before the Meinong earthquake
    • The GEMSTIP model can forecast the Meinong earthquake to some extent
    • Author(s): Hong-Jia Chen, Chien-Chih Chen, Guy Ouillon, and Didier Sornette
    • DOI:


    • Key words: Earthquake precursors, Geoelectric field, Skewness, Kurtosis, Binary classification
  • A strong-motion hot spot of the 2016 Meinong, Taiwan, earthquake (Mw=6.4)
    • Large ground-motion amplification occurred near Tainan during the Meinong event
    • Amplification is due to radiation pattern, site effect, and directivity
    • Moderate earthquakes can cause damaging ground motions if such combination occurs
    • Author(s): Hiroo Kanamori, Lingling Ye, Bor-Shouh Huang, Hsin-Hua Huang, Shiann-Jong Lee, Wen-Tzong Liang, Yen-Yu Lin, Kuo-Fong Ma, Yih-Min Wu, and Te-Yang Yeh
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.10.07.01
    • Key words: 2016 Meinong earthquake, Directivity, Site response, S-wave pulse
  • Seabed Gas Emissions and Submarine Landslides off SW Taiwan
    • Gas emissions off SW Taiwan are distributed at crests of mud diapiric ridges
    • Active mud volcanoes and gas seeps off SW Taiwan display clustering phenomenon
    • The concentrated gas emissions are ascribed to a steep slope of BSR curve
    • Author(s): Shu-Kun Hsu, Shiao-Shan Lin, Shiou-Ya Wang, Ching-Hui Tsai, Wen-Bin Doo, Song-Chuen Chen, Jing-Yi Lin, Yi-Ching Yeh, Hsueh-Fen Wang, and Cheng-Wei Su
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.10.04.01
    • Key words: Gas seeps, Gas plume, Mud volcano, Gas hydrate, Submarine landslide
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  • Long-term morphological and power spectral studies of VHF amplitude scintillations recorded over Waltair (17.7°N, 83.3°E), India
    • Presented recently recorded amplitude scintillations over Waltair, India
    • Studied morphological features and spectral characteristics of scintillations
    • The plausible mechanisms of the observational results are discussed
    • Author(s): V. K. D Srinivasu, P. S. Brahmanandam, G. Uma, D. S. V. V. D. Prasad, P. V. S. Rama Rao, and S. Mukherjee
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.11.08.01
    • Key words: Scintillations, Equatorial ionization anomaly, Low-latitude station, Power spectral characteristics
  • The impact of FORMOSAT-5/AIP on the ionospheric space weather
    • Observation Simulation System Experiment on [O+] flux derived from FS-5/AIP
    • Importance of FS-5/AIP [O+] flux for upper boundary justification in the model
    • FS-5/AIP observation assimilation for ionospheric forecast model
    • Author(s): C. H. Chen, C. H. Lin, J. Y. Liu, T. Matsuo, and W. H. Chen
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    • Key words: FS-5/AIP,ionospheric space weather,ionospheric data assimilation system
  • Coordinated Observation of Transient Luminous Events by FORMOSAT-2 Satellite and Taiwan Sprites Campaign
    • The first coordinated observation on TLEs from space and ground is accomplished
    • The positioning accuracy and the detecting efficiency
    • Three columniform sprites are demonstrated with diverse distribution patterns
    • Author(s): Kang-Ming Peng, Rue-Ron Hsu, Han-Tzong Su, Alfred Chen, Jung-Kung Chou, Shu-Chun Chang, Yen-Jung Wu, Chien-Lun Hung, I-Ching Yang, and Sung-Hui Tsai
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.09.21.03
    • Key words: ISUAL, TLEs, Columniform sprite, Triangulation
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