Articles | Volume 5, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 5, 783–789, 2005

Special issue: Seismic hazard evaluation, precursory phenomena and seismo...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 5, 783–789, 2005

  25 Oct 2005

25 Oct 2005

On the possible influence of radon and aerosol injection on the atmosphere and ionosphere before earthquakes

V. A. Liperovsky1, C.-V. Meister2, E. V. Liperovskaya1, V. F. Davidov3, and V. V. Bogdanov4 V. A. Liperovsky et al.
  • 1Institute for Physics of the Earth, Moscow, Russia
  • 2High School and Science Programme Brandenburg/Potsdam, Project “Physics of Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres, Germany
  • 3Moscow State University of Forrest, Mitishi, Russia
  • 4Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation, Far Eastern Branch of RAS, P-Kamchatsky, Russia

Abstract. A model of the generation of pulses of local electric fields with characteristic time scales of 1–10 min is considered for atmospheric conditions above fracture regions of earthquakes. In the model, it is proposed that aerosols, increased ionization velocity and upstreaming air flows occur at night-time conditions. The pulses of local electric fields cause respective pulses of infrared emissions. But infrared emissions with time scales of 1–10 min were not observed up to now experimentally. The authors think, that the considered non-stationary field and radiation effects might be a new-type of applicable earthquake indicators and ask to perform special earth-based and satellite observations of the night-time atmosphere in seismoactive fracture regions.