BSSA Call for Papers

Special Section on Seismoacoustics and Seismoacoustic Data Fusion

The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) solicits manuscripts for a Special Section on Seismoacoustics and Seismoacoustic Data Fusion.

Natural (e.g., volcanic activity, earthquakes, mass movements, microbaroms, bolides) and anthropogenic phenomena (e.g., chemical explosions, mining blasts) can release energy as mechanical waves in the ground, ocean and atmosphere. Due to the mechanical coupling between a planet, the ocean and its atmosphere, waves can propagate across these interfaces and carry information about the source and the media they propagated through. A growing body of literature suggests that multi-technology geophysical observations provide unique constraints on the properties of both the sources and media. Leveraging multi-technology datasets is instrumental for the continued success of future planetary missions, nuclear test ban treaty verification and natural hazard monitoring. Progress in our theoretical understanding of mechanical coupling, advancements in coupled-media wave modeling and developments of efficient multi-technology inversion procedures are key to fully exploit geophysical datasets on Earth and beyond.

Possible topics for manuscripts include, but are not limited to:

  • signal detection and source or propagation medium parameter estimation using seismoacoustic data;
  • advances in forward and inverse modeling of seismoacoustic phenomena at local and regional distances;
  • machine learning and/or big data methods applied to large datasets;
  • use and development of novel sensor technologies;
  • case studies using seismoacoustic data to investigate natural and anthropogenic sources;
  • engineering, laboratory, and structural studies;
  • multidisciplinary frameworks for real time or near-real time natural hazard monitoring;
  • applications to future planetary missions (e.g., Venus, Mars, Titan).

Guest Editors for the special section are:

Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2022.

Papers submitted in advance of the deadline will be reviewed as they are received, and will be published online soon after they are accepted for publication in BSSA.  In preparing manuscripts, authors must follow BSSA’s author guidelines at Papers must be submitted via BSSA’s online submission system ( under the category “Seismoacoustics and Seismoacoustic Data Fusion.”

Please address questions about scientific issues to the guest editors at their respective email addresses or to BSSA Editor-in-Chief P. Martin Mai at  Submission-related questions should be addressed to Emily Hammond, BSSA manuscript coordinator, at