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17.04.2021 | Review Article

Microscopic pore-throat grading evaluation in a tight oil reservoir using machine learning: a case study of the Fuyu oil layer in Bayanchagan area, Songliao Basin central depression

Tight oil reservoirs are key research targets of petroleum geological exploration. Due to their strong heterogeneity, reservoir classification is fuzzy and efficiency is low, which affects reservoir evaluation accuracy. This study aims to improve …

17.04.2021 | Research Article

Urban classification using preserved information of high dimensional textural features of Sentinel-1 images in Tabriz, Iran

Monitoring urban land through satellite images has rapidly developed with the advent of modern technologies, and the increasing number of satellites plays a contributing role. While optical images have a high capability in urban monitoring, they …

11.04.2021 | Research Article

Combining morphological filtering, anisotropic diffusion and block-based data replication for automatically detecting and recovering unscanned gaps in remote sensing images

Filling damaged pixels in satellite images is a key task present in many Remote Sensing applications. As a representative example of image restoration issue, we can refer to the failure of the Scan Line Corrector (SLC) on board the Landsat …

09.04.2021 | Research Article

Application of improved fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method in karst groundwater quality evaluation: a case study of Cengong county

Groundwater quality is affected by various indexes, and the influence of each index on groundwater quality is fuzzy. Therefore, adopting a reasonable evaluation method can make the groundwater quality evaluation more accurate. Although fuzzy …

08.04.2021 | Research Article

Distance anomaly factors for gold potential mapping in the Jinchanggouliang area, Inner Mongolia, China

Distance anomaly factors (DAFs) were defined for each cell of the unit cell population in a study area to represent mineral potential of the cell. A DAF of a cell is a formula for the total distance from the cell to all other cells in the study …

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The Earth Science Informatics [ESIN] journal aims at rapid publication of high-quality, current, cutting-edge, and provocative scientific work in the area of Earth Science Informatics as it relates to Earth systems science and space science. This includes articles on the application of formal and computational methods, computational Earth science, spatial and temporal analyses, and all aspects of computer applications to the acquisition, storage, processing, interchange, and visualization of data and information about the materials, properties, processes, features, and phenomena that occur at all scales and locations in the Earth system’s five components (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere) and in space (see "About this journal" for more detail). The quarterly journal publishes research, methodology, and software articles, as well as editorials, comments, and book and software reviews. Review articles of relevant findings, topics, and methodologies are also considered.

Research, Technology and Education Objectives

ESIN will help to develop and shape the new field of Earth Science Informatics. It is intended to provide a dissemination platform for research using systems-based approaches to solve multi-scale Earth science problems by encouraging the development of robust formal and computational models and information systems. Since Earth Science Informatics is a new field just now emerging there is little precedence how to formally educate traditional domain knowledge-oriented scientists and engineers to become informaticists, and also how to effectively integrate cyberinfrastructure into Earth science education. The Earth Science Informatics journal will act as a venue to share experiences and concepts for educational approaches to accomplish the training of the next generation of Earth science informaticists as well as bringing cyberinfrastructure into the scholarly and graduate-level education.

Rationale for the Journal

Earth Science Informatics is a rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field with the potential to have a significant impact on the advancement of Earth system science by deriving new knowledge about the Earth system through formal information-rich and semantic-based approaches. Analysis and understanding of complex Earth phenomena and processes necessitate the integration of field, experimental, theoretical, and computation research through informatics.

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