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  1. Mercury, the Solar System’s innermost planet, has an unusually massive core prompting speculation that the planet lost silicate after it formed. Using the unusually high sulfur and low iron composition of its ...

    Authors: George Helffrich, Ramon Brasser and Anat Shahar

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:66

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. We have investigated the influence of thin thermally opaque dust layers on the thermal emission of rocks and regolith and determined the thermal response of these dust-covered surfaces to diurnal insolation cy...

    Authors: Jens Biele, Ekkehard Kührt, Hiroki Senshu, Naoya Sakatani, Kazunori Ogawa, Maximilian Hamm, Matthias Grott, Tatsuaki Okada and Takehiko Arai

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:48

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), and possible future Mars stationary satellite(s) will provide innovative data products on the optical depth of dust and water ice clouds in the...

    Authors: Claus Gebhardt and Abdelgadir Abuelgasim

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:31

    Content type: Review

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  4. The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) is a network of high-frequency (HF) radars located in the high- and mid-latitude regions of both hemispheres that is operated under international cooperation. T...

    Authors: Nozomu Nishitani, John Michael Ruohoniemi, Mark Lester, Joseph Benjamin Harold Baker, Alexandre Vasilyevich Koustov, Simon G. Shepherd, Gareth Chisham, Tomoaki Hori, Evan G. Thomas, Roman A. Makarevich, Aurélie Marchaudon, Pavlo Ponomarenko, James A. Wild, Stephen E. Milan, William A. Bristow, John Devlin…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:27

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:53

  5. Using the physics-based thermosphere-ionosphere model (NCAR-TIEGCM) with an ensemble Kalman filter, this study reports the first data assimilative analysis of the ionosphere responses to the solar eclipse on 2...

    Authors: Chia-Hung Chen, Chien-Hung Charles Lin and Tomoko Matsuo

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:13

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Manifestations of severe nighttime equatorial ionospheric disturbances have been observed for decades. It is generally accepted that the phenomena are caused by large depletions, referred to as equatorial plas...

    Authors: Charles Rino, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Charles Carrano

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:83

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Asteroid (162173) Ryugu is the target object of Hayabusa2, an asteroid exploration and sample return mission led by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Ground-based observations indicate that Ryugu is a...

    Authors: Koji Wada, Matthias Grott, Patrick Michel, Kevin J. Walsh, Antonella M. Barucci, Jens Biele, Jürgen Blum, Carolyn M. Ernst, Jan Thimo Grundmann, Bastian Gundlach, Axel Hagermann, Maximilian Hamm, Martin Jutzi, Myung-Jin Kim, Ekkehard Kührt, Lucille Le Corre…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:82

    Content type: Review

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  8. The global LR04 δ18O, the tropical ODP Site 846 sea surface temperature (SST), and the global ΔSST stack records were investigated using the advanced method for time-series decomposition singular spectrum analysi...

    Authors: Paolo Viaggi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:81

    Content type: Paper with full data attached

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  9. Submarine cyclic steps have a significant impact on the evolution of the ocean floor on Earth. These upper-flow regime bedforms should be even more common in Martian reduced-gravity environments. We postulate ...

    Authors: Svetlana Kostic and Isaac B. Smith

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:76

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The dusty regolith covering the surfaces of asteroids and planetary satellites differs in size, shape, and composition from terrestrial soil particles and is subject to environmental conditions very different ...

    Authors: Julie Brisset, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, Sumayya Abukhalil, Christopher Cox and Nadia Mohammed

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:73

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Using 630 nm airglow data observed by an airglow imager on the International Space Station (ISS), the occurrence of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) is studied. In order to examine the physical mechanisms in t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nakata, Akira Takahashi, Toshiaki Takano, Akinori Saito and Takeshi Sakanoi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:66

    Content type: Research article

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  12. An unseasonal development of Equatorial Plasma Bubble (EPB)/Equatorial Spread-F (ESF) activity in a wide longitudinal sector over India and Southeast Asia during the post-sunset hours of 28 July 2014 has been ...

    Authors: K. K. Ajith, S. Tulasi Ram, B. A. Carter, S. Sathish Kumar, M. Yamamoto, T. Yokoyama, S. Gurubaran, S. Sripathi, K. Hozumi, K. Groves and R. G. Caton

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:60

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Inelastic collisions occur among regolith particles, such as those in the ejecta curtain from a crater, and may cause clustering or agglomeration of particles and thus produce discrete patterns of ejecta depos...

    Authors: Yuuya Nagaashi, Tomomi Omura, Masato Kiuchi, Akiko M. Nakamura, Koji Wada and Sunao Hasegawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:52

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:71

  14. Claimed detections and nondetections of lightning and related electromagnetic emissions on Venus are qualitatively contradictory. Here, motivated by the commencement of observations by the Akatsuki spacecraft ...

    Authors: Ralph D. Lorenz

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:34

    Content type: Review

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  15. Occurrences of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) and medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) were studied using GPS satellite data-based total electron content mapping, ionograms, and 630 nm al...

    Authors: Hisao Takahashi, Cristiano Max Wrasse, Cosme Alexandre Oliveira Barros Figueiredo, Diego Barros, Mangalathayil Ali Abdu, Yuichi Otsuka and Kazuo Shiokawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:32

    Content type: Research article

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  16. This short paper presents the statistics of spread-F occurrence at four low-mid latitude locations (17.0° N, 21.2° N, 26.5° N and 36.5° N mag. lat.) in Japan longitude sector (~ 135° E) in March to April 2002,...

    Authors: N. Balan, T. Maruyama, A. K. Patra and V. L. Narayanan

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:27

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The relationship between day-to-day variability of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) and the neutral atmosphere is studied. This study is based on the previous study in which the GPS scintillation index and the...

    Authors: Mamoru Yamamoto, Yuichi Otsuka, Hidekatsu Jin and Yasunobu Miyoshi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:26

    Content type: Research article

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  18. According to the so-called upwelling paradigm, development of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) involves (1) appearance of an upwelling (i.e., local uplift with a zonal width of ~ 400 km) in the bottomside of t...

    Authors: Roland T. Tsunoda, Susumu Saito and Trang T. Nguyen

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:22

    Content type: Review

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  19. The linear growth rates of the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability in the ionosphere from 2011 to 2013 were obtained with a whole atmosphere-ionosphere coupled model GAIA (ground-to-topside model of atmosphere a...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Shinagawa, Hidekatsu Jin, Yasunobu Miyoshi, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Yuichi Otsuka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:16

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Typical equatorial spread-F events are often said to occur during post-sunset, equinox conditions in most longitude sectors. Recent studies, however, have found an unexpected high occurrence of ionospheric F-regi...

    Authors: Fabiano S. Rodrigues, Dustin A. Hickey, Weijia Zhan, Carlos R. Martinis, Bela G. Fejer, Marco A. Milla and Juan F. Arratia

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:14

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Unexpected daytime F-region irregularities following the appearance of an ionospheric hole have been observed over low latitude. The irregularities developed initially above the F-region peak height (~ 360 km)...

    Authors: Guozhu Li, Baiqi Ning, M. A. Abdu, Chi Wang, Yuichi Otsuka, Weixing Wan, Jiuhou Lei, Michi Nishioka, Takuya Tsugawa, Lianhuan Hu, Guotao Yang and Chunxiao Yan

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:11

    Content type: Research article

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  22. This contribution is the first of a two-part investigation into an unseasonal post-sunset equatorial F-region irregularity (EFI) event over the Southeast Asian region on the evening of 28 July 2014. Ground-bas...

    Authors: Brett A. Carter, S. Tulasi Ram, Endawoke Yizengaw, Rezy Pradipta, John Retterer, Robert Norman, Julie Currie, Keith Groves, Ronald Caton, Michael Terkildsen, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Kefei Zhang

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  23. An elongated, flat-floored basin, located in the northern part of Terra Sirenum on Mars, holds numerous enigmatic mounds (100 m wide) on the surface of its floor. We investigated their geological context, spat...

    Authors: Ryodo Hemmi and Hideaki Miyamoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:26

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Crustal magnetization of rocks in regions of Mars surface testifies to an era of dynamo activity. I examine the possibility that the dynamo that operated then, in the first 400–600 Ma after Mars formed, was po...

    Authors: George Helffrich

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Dust and water vapor are important constituents in the Martian atmosphere, exerting significant influence on the heat balance of the atmosphere and surface. We have developed a method to retrieve optical and p...

    Authors: Naohiro Manago, Katsuyuki Noguchi, George L. Hashimoto, Hiroki Senshu, Naohito Otobe, Makoto Suzuki and Hiroaki Kuze

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:16

    Content type: Research article

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  26. We propose an emergency alert framework for geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), based on the empirically extreme values and theoretical upper limits of the solar wind parameters and of dB/dt, the time deriva...

    Authors: Ryuho Kataoka and Chigomezyo Ngwira

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:23

    Content type: Review

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  27. We investigate the influence of the sea surface temperature (SST) changes on the middle atmosphere of a tidally locked Earth-like planet orbiting a G star using the coupled 3D chemistry-climate model CESM1(WAC...

    Authors: Elisavet Proedrou, Klemens Hocke and Peter Wurz

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:22

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. This paper reports simultaneous observations of ionospheric scintillation during an auroral substorm that were made using an all-sky full-color digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera (ASC) and a Global Posit...

    Authors: Keisuke Hosokawa, Yuichi Otsuka, Yasunobu Ogawa and Takuya Tsugawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:16

    Content type: Research

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