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

  7. Propagation Modelling, Network Performance and Inversion Methods: Network Performance and Inversion Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Alexis Le Pichon, Lars Ceranna, Julien Vergoz, Dorianne Tailpied
      Pages 593-604
    3. Jelle Assink, Pieter Smets, Omar Marcillo, Cornelis Weemstra, Jean-Marie Lalande, Roger Waxler et al.
      Pages 605-632
  8. Evaluating and Improving Global Circulation and Climate Models and Weather Forecasts (GCM): Model Bias and Gravity Wave Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 633-633
    2. Robert Hibbins, Patrick Espy, Rosmarie de Wit
      Pages 649-668
    3. Catherine de Groot-Hedlin, Michael Hedlin
      Pages 669-700
    4. Graeme Marlton, Andrew Charlton-Perez, Giles Harrison, Christopher Lee
      Pages 701-719
  9. Evaluating and Improving Global Circulation and Climate Models and Weather Forecasts (GCM): Middle Atmospheric Disturbances and Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 721-721
    2. Pieter Smets, Jelle Assink, Läslo Evers
      Pages 723-755
    3. Alain Hauchecorne, Sergey Khaykin, Philippe Keckhut, Nahoudha Mzé, Guillaume Angot, Chantal Claud
      Pages 757-776
    4. Jan Laštovička, Tereza Šindelářová
      Pages 777-804
    5. Philippe Keckhut, Chantal Claud, Beatriz Funatsu, Alain Hauchecorne, Pauline Maury, Sergey Khaykin et al.
      Pages 805-823
  10. Evaluating and Improving Global Circulation and Climate Models and Weather Forecasts (GCM): Improving Stratospheric Variability in NWP and Expected Improvements in Weather Forecasts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 825-825
    2. David Cugnet, Alvaro de la Camara, François Lott, Christophe Millet, Bruno Ribstein
      Pages 827-844
    3. Elisabeth Blanc, Katy Pol, Alexis Le Pichon, Alain Hauchecorne, Philippe Keckhut, Gerd Baumgarten et al.
      Pages 845-887
    4. Christopher Lee, Pieter Smets, Andrew Charlton-Perez, Läslo Evers, Giles Harrison, Graeme Marlton
      Pages 889-907
  11. Benefits for Monitoring Natural Hazards: Extreme Atmospheric Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 909-909
    2. Thomas Farges, François Coulouvrat, Louis-Jonardan Gallin, Régis Marchiano
      Pages 911-938
  12. Benefits for Monitoring Natural Hazards: Infrasound Monitoring of On-going Volcanic Eruptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 987-987
    2. Jeffrey Johnson
      Pages 989-1022
    3. Robin Matoza, David Fee, David Green, Pierrick Mialle
      Pages 1023-1077
    4. Maurizio Ripepe, Emanuele Marchetti
      Pages 1107-1140
    5. Emanuele Marchetti, Maurizio Ripepe, Paola Campus, Alexis Le Pichon, Nicolas Brachet, Elisabeth Blanc et al.
      Pages 1141-1162
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 1163-1167

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

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