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The purpose of the International Working Group on Rotational Seismology (IWGoRS) is to promote investigations of all aspects of rotational motions in seismology and their implications “for related fields” such as, earthquake engineering, geodesy, strong-motion seismology, tectonics, etc., and to share experience, data, software, and results in an open Web-based environment. In addition, to disseminate information on all matters pertaining to rotational motions through publications and by holding meetings and workshops, and to interact with professional bodies in engineering and science. A provisional Charter containing the goals, structure, and task groups of IGWoRS is available.

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New: Special Issue planned for publications in the field of rotational seismology. Contributions are sought for the journal Sensors. The deadline for submission is extended to March 31, 2021. Please indicate manuscript submission here! We invite manuscripts with the following scope:

Scope: Rotation rate sensors are finding more and more applications in science and engineering, most prominently by serving for the control of vehicle or airplane motion. Functions in consumer electronics, such as smartphones and smartwatches are controlled with respect to their tilt. In modern seismology the measurement of rotations about the vertical and horizontal axes are combined with classic displacement records, which has demonstrated many powerful applications. Even a small rocking motion of the foundations of tall buildings translate into substantial tip displacements. Furthermore we are now in the position to obtain torsional motion from tall structures reliably. All these applications require various types of rotation rate sensors. From small MEMS gyros, over fiber-optic gyros and electrochemical devices to high resolution, large ring lasers. The purpose of the special issue is to collect papers on (inertial) rotation rate sensors and their applications, with particular attention paid to the novel areas of application in modern geophysics, civil and seismic engineering as well as mechanical engineering and modern geodesy, including also structural health monitoring.

Special Issue Editors:

Zbigniew Zembaty (Opole), Felix Bernauer, Heiner Igel (LMU Munich), Ulrich Schreiber (TUM Munich).

To solicited review papers are:

David Sollberger (ETH, Zurich) "Recent progress in measuring and analyzing surface rotations in seismology."
Philippe Guéguen (Université Grenoble), "Rotations in strong ground motion and seismic engineering"




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