GeoPlanet Series


This series is a forum for presenting the state-of-the-art and newest achievements in the Earth and space sciences. Its main objective is a multidisciplinary approach to link scientific activities in various Earth-related fields (geophysics, geology, oceanology) with the Solar System research. Our publications encompass topical monographs and selected conference proceedings, authored or edited by leading experts of international repute as well as by promising young scientists. We believe that the broad scope of problems dealt with by the GeoPlanet series may give a stimulus for new ideas and discoveries.


  1. The GeoPlanet series is in part a continuation of Monographic Volumes of Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Its editors represent a consortium GeoPlanet (Earth and Planetary Research Centre), formed by four Institutes affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geophysics, Space Research Centre, Institute of Geological Sciences, and Institute of Oceanology.
  2. The publications are produced in close cooperation between the GeoPlanet Series Editors and Springer-Verlag (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences Series)
  3. The manuscripts are to be prepared according to Springer's standards, and verified at the Editorial Office (see: For Authors). The final type-setting will be done by Springer.
  4. Our series is covered by the Web of Science Book Citation Index and Conference Proceeding Citation Index. For ranking by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education (see: Informacja)
  5. The publications are issued both in the internet and in printed form; the primary, full version, containing abstracts, is the internet edition.


Editor in Chief: Paweł Rowiński

Associate Series Editors:

  • Geophysics: Paweł Rowiński, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Science, Ks. Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland,
  • Space Sciences: Marek Banaszkiewicz, Space Research Centre,Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland
  • Oceanology: Janusz Pempkowiak, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
  • Geology: Marek Lewandowski, Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, Poland
  • Astronomy: Marek Sarna, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland

Managing Editor

Anna Dziembowska, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Advisory Board:

Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Cracow, Cracow, Poland

Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Jerzy DERA
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

Wolfgang FRANKE
Geologisch-Paläntologisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Bertrand FRITZ
Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, Laboratoire d’Hydrologie et de Géochimie de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS, Strasbourg, France

Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London, UK

Andrzej KIJKO
Aon Benfield Natural Hazards Research Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Francois LEBLANC
Laboratoire Atmospheres, Milieux, Observations Spatiales - CNRS/IPSL, Paris, France

Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Stanisław MASSEL
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Antonio MELONI
Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Rome, Italy

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavissos, Greece

AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Univerzita Komenskéo, Bratislava, Slovakia

Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Tilman SPOHN
Institut für Planetenforschung, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt in der Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, Berlin, Germany

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden

Hans Von STORCH,Institute for Coastal Research,Helmholtz Centrum Geesthacht, Germany

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Szczecin, Szczecin. Poland

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Laboratory of Biogeochemistry of Organic Contaminants, IFREMER DCN_BE, Nantes, France

School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Department of Applied Geology, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Issues and orders

Complete list of published and forthcoming issues and their availability can be found at

for authors

  1. Proposals for monographs or contributed (multi-author) publications are highly welcome. Please send the suggested titles and brief description to the Editor-in-Chief, one of Associate Series Editors, or the Managing Editor (e-mail: Proposals can be also addressed directly to Springer-Verlag ( or
  2. The proposals are to be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief.
  3. The decision on the acceptance of a volume for publication will be made jointly by the Editor-in-Chief and Springer-Verlag.
  4. The authors are asked to prepare the manuscript according to Springer’s rules (see: Please do not worry about the final layout, focusing on the structured content. The text will be professionally typeset by Springer.
  5. The Associate Series Editor chosen according to the book’s field (geophysics, space sciences, geology, oceanology) is responsible for ensuring the high standard of the publication, based on the reports of the reviewers he selects. 
  6. The agreement for publication is to be signed with Springer-Verlag.
  7. Upon acceptance by the Series Editor, the complete set of manuscripts, together with the referees’ reports, will be submitted to the Managing Editor of GeoPlanet Series (addres of the server will be provided), who will verify it in terms of editorial quality and the correctness of language. If needed, corrections will be made, in consultation with the authors/editors, if beyond the usual limits.
  8. The accepted manuscripts will be then delivered to Springer-Verlag for production. Springer will contact the authors as to technical matters.
  9. The formatted chapters will be sent by Springer for proof-reading to the authors and also to the GeoPlanet Series Managing Editor.
  10. The final acceptance of the publication is to be made by the GeoPlanet Editorial Office.

for reviewers

The publications are assessed by two reviewers. Please submit your report to the Editorial Office. The final decision about publishing will be made by the respective Associate Series Editor.

Please include in your commentary any suggestions for improving both the text and the figures. Your suggestions can be annotated on the manuscript or enumerated in a separate list. For your convenience, some general outlines for reviewing a monograph or a chapter to contributed (multi-author) publication are given below. The reviewers of the whole monograph will receive a hard-cover copy of the book when published.

Please sign your report. Your name will be kept confidential, unless you decide otherwise.

Reviewer’s report for a Monograph

Reviewer’s report for a Chapter/Article to a contributed book