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Synchronization of atmospheric indicators at the last stage of earthquake preparation cycle

Sergey A. Pulinets, Lidia I. Morozova, Ilya A. Yudin
  • Sergey A. Pulinets
    Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation |
  • Lidia I. Morozova
    Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
  • Ilya A. Yudin
    Research Institute of Aerospace Monitoring (AEROCOSMOS), Moscow, Russian Federation


We consider the dynamics of different parameters in the boundary layer of atmosphere and low level cloud structure around the time of three recent moderate and strong earthquakes: Virginia M 5.8 earthquake on August 23 2011 in USA, Van M 7.1 earthquake on October 23 2011 in Turkey, and Northwestern Iran M 6.4 earthquake on August 11, 2012, Iran. Using as indicators the water vapor chemical potential correction value, aerosol optical thickness, and linear cloud structures appearance we discovered their coherence in space and time within the time interval 3-5 days before the seismic shock. Obtained results are interpreted as synergetic result of the lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere coupling process.


earthquake preparation cycle, boundary layer, air ionization, ion induced nucleation.

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Submitted: 2013-05-30 21:45:47
Published: 2015-01-23 11:08:03
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