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  1. We developed a snowdrift model to evaluate the snowdrift height around snow fences, which are often installed along roads in snowy, windy locations. The model consisted of the conventional computational fluid ...

    Authors: Seika Tanji, Masaru Inatsu and Tsubasa Okaze

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:57

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The global activities of typhoons and hurricanes are gradually changing, and these storms can drastically affect lake ecosystems through the recession of submerged macrophytes that regulate the water quality i...

    Authors: Nakada Satoshi, Haga Hiroki, Iwaki Maho, Mabuchi Kohji and Takamura Noriko

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:46

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The modern-day Tarim Basin is covered almost entirely by the Taklimakan sand desert and is one of the most arid regions in the world. Unraveling the aridification history of the desert is important for underst...

    Authors: Aki Sakuma, Ryuji Tada, Tomohiro Yoshida, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Naomi Sugiura, Akinori Karasuda, Ke Wang and Hongbo Zheng

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:44

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  4. A recently developed energy flux diagnosis scheme, which incorporates a smooth connection between the tropical and subtropical zones, is used in the present study to investigate vertically propagating waves in...

    Authors: Zimeng Li, Hidenori Aiki, Motoki Nagura and Tomomichi Ogata

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:43

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The ongoing increases in anthropogenic radiative forcing have changed the global water cycle and are expected to lead to more intense precipitation extremes and associated floods. However, given the limitation...

    Authors: Yukiko Hirabayashi, Haireti Alifu, Dai Yamazaki, Yukiko Imada, Hideo Shiogama and Yuki Kimura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:36

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and is considered one of the most vulnerable cities to climate-related disasters, including flooding, sea-level rise, and storm surges. Therefore, the development of a flood...

    Authors: Bambang Adhi Priyambodoho, Shuichi Kure, Ryuusei Yagi and Nurul Fajar Januriyadi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:34

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Ground-based remote sensing using multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) was used to conduct continuous simultaneous observations of ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and formaldehyd...

    Authors: Hitoshi Irie, Daichi Yonekawa, Alessandro Damiani, Hossain Mohammed Syedul Hoque, Kengo Sudo and Syuichi Itahashi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:31

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The measurements of one of the major greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), are being made using dedicated satellite remote sensing since the launch of the greenhouse gases observing satellite (GOSAT) by a three...

    Authors: Prabir K. Patra, Tomohiro Hajima, Ryu Saito, Naveen Chandra, Yukio Yoshida, Kazuhito Ichii, Michio Kawamiya, Masayuki Kondo, Akihiko Ito and David Crisp

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:25

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Soil Water Index (SWI) represents the conceptual water stored in the soil and is calculated using a three-layer tank model with hourly precipitation. In Japan, landslide disasters are likely to occur when SWI ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Matsuyama, Hitoshi Saito and Valerii Zemtsov

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Small water parcels, which are characterized by a low salinity and high dissolved oxygen (DO) are observed by Seaglider in the main thermocline (26.0–27.0 σθ) south of the Kuroshio Extension (KE), have horizontal...

    Authors: Shigeki Hosoda, Ryuichiro Inoue, Masami Nonaka, Hideharu Sasaki, Yoshikazu Sasai and Mizue Hirano

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:16

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident in March 2011 emitted a considerable amount of radioactive materials. This study isolated radiocesium-bearing microparticles (CsMPs), a form of radioa...

    Authors: Yoshinari Abe, Seika Onozaki, Izumi Nakai, Kouji Adachi, Yasuhito Igarashi, Yasuji Oura, Mitsuru Ebihara, Takafumi Miyasaka, Hisashi Nakamura, Keisuke Sueki, Haruo Tsuruta and Yuichi Moriguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:13

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  12. Microplastic pollutes water, land, air, and groundwater environments not only visually but also ecologically for plants, animals, and humans. Microplastic has been reported to act as vectors by sorbing polluta...

    Authors: Tan Suet May Amelia, Wan Mohd Afiq Wan Mohd Khalik, Meng Chuan Ong, Yi Ta Shao, Hui-Juan Pan and Kesaven Bhubalan

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:12

    Content type: Review

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  13. Previous projections of the frequency of tropical cyclone genesis due to global warming, even in terms of sign of the change, depends on the chosen model simulation. Here, we systematically examine projected c...

    Authors: Yohei Yamada, Chihiro Kodama, Masaki Satoh, Masato Sugi, Malcolm J. Roberts, Ryo Mizuta, Akira T. Noda, Tomoe Nasuno, Masuo Nakano and Pier Luigi Vidale

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In this study, we developed two high-resolution future ocean regional projection datasets for coastal applications in Japan, in which we made use of dynamical downscaling via regional ocean models with atmosph...

    Authors: Shiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Kei Sakamoto, Yusuke Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tsujino, Goro Yamanaka, Masafumi Kamachi and Yoichi Ishikawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. The application of soft computing (SC) models for predicting environmental variables is widely gaining popularity, because of their capability to describe complex non-linear processes. The sea surface temperat...

    Authors: Masoud Haghbin, Ahmad Sharafati, Davide Motta, Nadhir Al-Ansari and Mohamadreza Hosseinian Moghadam Noghani

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021 8:4

    Content type: Review

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  16. In extreme event attribution, which aims to answer whether and to what extent a particular extreme weather event can be attributed to global warming, the probability of an event is generally estimated through ...

    Authors: Akira Hasegawa, Yukiko Imada, Hideo Shiogama, Masato Mori, Hiroaki Tatebe and Masahiro Watanabe

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:78

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Ensembles of climate change projections created by general circulation models (GCMs) with high resolution are increasingly needed to develop adaptation strategies for regional climate change. The Meteorologica...

    Authors: Rui Ito, Tosiyuki Nakaegawa and Izuru Takayabu

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:77

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The heavy rain event of July 2018 and Typhoon Hagibis in October 2019 caused severe flash flood disasters in numerous parts of western and eastern Japan. Flash floods need to be predicted over a wide range wit...

    Authors: Takahiro Sayama, Masafumi Yamada, Yoshito Sugawara and Dai Yamazaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:75

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The transient climate response to cumulative carbon emissions (TCRE) is a key metric in estimating the remaining carbon budget for given temperature targets. However, the TCRE has a small scenario dependence t...

    Authors: Kaoru Tachiiri

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:74

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Although importance of co-control of SLCPs together with the emission reduction of CO2 has attracted much attention for the mid-term climate change mitigation, the contribution to radiative forcing (RF) is rather...

    Authors: Hajime Akimoto, Tatsuya Nagashima, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Zbigniew Klimont and Markus Amann

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:73

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To date, the treatment of permafrost in global climate models has been simplified due to the prevailing uncertainties in the processes involving frozen ground. In this study, we improved the modeling of permaf...

    Authors: Tokuta Yokohata, Kazuyuki Saito, Kumiko Takata, Tomoko Nitta, Yusuke Satoh, Tomohiro Hajima, Tetsuo Sueyoshi and Go Iwahana

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:69

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Accurate simulations of land processes are crucial for many purposes, such as climate simulation, weather, flood, and drought prediction, and climate change impact assessment studies. In this paper, we present...

    Authors: Tomoko Nitta, Takashi Arakawa, Misako Hatono, Akira Takeshima and Kei Yoshimura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:68

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In the present study, the relative importance of ocean heat uptake and heat redistribution on future sea level changes in the western North Pacific has been reconciled based on a set of climate model experimen...

    Authors: Tatsuo Suzuki and Hiroaki Tatebe

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:67

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The past 20 years of research using Earth system models (ESMs) is reviewed with an emphasis on results from the ESM based on MIROC (Model for Interdisciplinary Research on Climate) developed in Japan. Earth sy...

    Authors: Michio Kawamiya, Tomohiro Hajima, Kaoru Tachiiri, Shingo Watanabe and Tokuta Yokohata

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:64

    Content type: Review

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  25. The Yedoma layer, a permafrost layer containing a massive amount of underground ice in the Arctic regions, is reported to be rapidly thawing. In this study, we develop the Permafrost Degradation and Greenhouse...

    Authors: Tokuta Yokohata, Kazuyuki Saito, Akihiko Ito, Hiroshi Ohno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Tomohiro Hajima and Go Iwahana

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:56

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  26. Using an unmanned sailing vehicle, known as a Saildrone, we observed mesoscale and smaller scale structures of oceanic and atmospheric variables across the Kuroshio south of Japan during the winter of 2018/201...

    Authors: Akira Nagano and Kentaro Ando

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:43

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Mineral dust is the major source of external micro-nutrients such as iron (Fe) to the open ocean. However, large uncertainties in model estimates of Fe emissions and aerosol-bearing Fe solubility (i.e., the ra...

    Authors: Akinori Ito, Morgane M. G. Perron, Bernadette C. Proemse, Michal Strzelec, Melanie Gault-Ringold, Philip W. Boyd and Andrew R. Bowie

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:42

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In August 2016, northern Japan was stuck by apparently unusual occurrence of the landfall of four typhoons and experienced record-breaking heavy precipitations. This study analyzed the extreme precipitations c...

    Authors: Sridhara Nayak and Tetsuya Takemi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:39

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The effective radiative forcing (ERF) of anthropogenic gases and aerosols under present-day conditions relative to preindustrial conditions is estimated using the Meteorological Research Institute Earth System...

    Authors: Naga Oshima, Seiji Yukimoto, Makoto Deushi, Tsuyoshi Koshiro, Hideaki Kawai, Taichu Y. Tanaka and Kohei Yoshida

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:38

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  30. Climate change currently affects the resilience and aquatic ecosystem. Climate change alters rainfall patterns which have a great impact on river flow. Annual flooding is an important hydrological characterist...

    Authors: Sophal Try, Shigenobu Tanaka, Kenji Tanaka, Takahiro Sayama, Giha Lee and Chantha Oeurng

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:34

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  31. This study presents the results of the ERTDF S-12 project for searching an optimum reduction scenario of the short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to simultaneously mitigate the global warming and environment...

    Authors: Teruyuki Nakajima, Toshimasa Ohara, Toshihiko Masui, Toshihiko Takemura, Kei Yoshimura, Daisuke Goto, Tatsuya Hanaoka, Syuichi Itahashi, Gakuji Kurata, Jun-ichi Kurokawa, Takashi Maki, Yuji Masutomi, Makiko Nakata, Tomoko Nitta, Xerxes Seposo, Kengo Sudo…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:33

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  32. We evaluate the Oyashio and Kuroshio fronts latitudinal transition under the projected climate change scenarios using eddy resolving regional ocean climate projection products from 1981 to 2100. The regional o...

    Authors: Haruka Nishikawa, Shiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu and Yoichi Ishikawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:29

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Large-ensemble climate experiments were performed to simulate future climates for a + 1.5 K rise in the global mean surface air temperatures relative to preindustrial levels as a subset of the database for Pol...

    Authors: Masaya Nosaka, Masayoshi Ishii, Hideo Shiogama, Ryo Mizuta, Akihiko Murata, Hiroaki Kawase and Hidetaka Sasaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:27

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  34. The Indonesian sea is the only low-latitude pathway connecting two tropical oceans, which plays an important role in the coupled ocean-atmosphere mode in the Indo-Pacific sector. A small change in the sea surf...

    Authors: Iskhaq Iskandar, Wijaya Mardiansyah, Deni Okta Lestari and Yukio Masumoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:20

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  35. To investigate future changes in snow cover and snowfall over mountainous areas in central Japan, we conducted regional climate projections using a high-resolution non-hydrostatic regional climate model (NHRCM...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kawase, Takeshi Yamazaki, Shiori Sugimoto, Takahiro Sasai, Rui Ito, Takashi Hamada, Masatoshi Kuribayashi, Mikiko Fujita, Akihiko Murata, Masaya Nosaka and Hidetaka Sasaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:10

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  36. The evolution of regional arid/humid patterns caused by global climate change deserves attention. We investigated the changes in the area of arid/humid climate regions over Asia under the aegis of national-com...

    Authors: Fang Wang and Jintao Zhang

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:11

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The intensification of tropical cyclones (TCs) and wind-induced ocean waves is expected to be amplified under global warming conditions. In 2010, strong TC Tomas approached the Fiji Islands and caused severe d...

    Authors: Kenji Taniguchi and Yoshimitsu Tajima

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  38. This study investigated the representation of surface winds in complex terrain during the passage of Typhoon Sondga (2004) in downscaling simulations with the horizontal grid spacing of 200 m. The mountainous ...

    Authors: Tetsuya Takemi and Rui Ito

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The global ocean monitoring system would benefit from improvements in the efficiency of Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth Device (CTD) sensor screening. Here, we describe the development of a new screening ...

    Authors: Shigeki Hosoda, Mizue Hirano, Takayuki Hashimukai, Satoko Asai and Noriko Kawakami

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:65

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. The impacts of aerosols on the charge distribution of hydrometeors and lightning flash density in a tropical cyclone (TC) were investigated using a meteorological model coupled with an explicit lightning model...

    Authors: Yousuke Sato, Yoshiaki Miyamoto and Hirofumi Tomita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:62

    Content type: Research article

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  41. A review of the experimental protocol and motivation for DYAMOND, the first intercomparison project of global storm-resolving models, is presented. Nine models submitted simulation output for a 40-day (1 Augus...

    Authors: Bjorn Stevens, Masaki Satoh, Ludovic Auger, Joachim Biercamp, Christopher S. Bretherton, Xi Chen, Peter Düben, Falko Judt, Marat Khairoutdinov, Daniel Klocke, Chihiro Kodama, Luis Kornblueh, Shian-Jiann Lin, Philipp Neumann, William M. Putman, Niklas Röber…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:61

    Content type: Review

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  42. The northward shrinkage of the North Pacific western subarctic gyre (WSAG) in the early 2000s is associated with a sea surface height (SSH) elevation and is correlated to sea surface wind stress change. By usi...

    Authors: Akira Nagano and Masahide Wakita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:59

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The performance of the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation data Microwave-Infrared Combined Reanalysis Product (GSMaP RNL), version 6, was evaluated, using northern Vietnam as the test area. The Vietnam ...

    Authors: Masato I. Nodzu, Jun Matsumoto, Long Trinh-Tuan and Thanh Ngo-Duc

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:58

    Content type: Research article

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  44. A comprehensive validation of three satellite precipitation datasets (SPDs), including (1) the Climate Prediction Center Morphing algorithm (CMORPH), (2) Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) Reana...

    Authors: Long Trinh-Tuan, Jun Matsumoto, Thanh Ngo-Duc, Masato I. Nodzu and Tomoshige Inoue

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:54

    Content type: Research article

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  45. This paper discusses the cloud/clear discrimination algorithm (CLAUDIA) and the cloud microphysical properties algorithm (CAPCOM), which are used by the Second-generation GLobal Imager (SGLI) aboard the GCOM-C...

    Authors: Takashi Y. Nakajima, Haruma Ishida, Takashi M. Nagao, Masahiro Hori, Husi Letu, Riko Higuchi, Naoya Tamaru, Naritoshi Imoto and Akihiro Yamazaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:52

    Content type: Methodology

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  46. Earth system models (ESMs) consist of parameterization schemes based on one’s perception of how the Earth system functions. A typical ESM contains a large number of parameters (i.e., the constants and exponent...

    Authors: Yuhan Shi, Wei Gong, Qingyun Duan, Jackson Charles, Cunde Xiao and Heng Wang

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:46

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The mineral quartz is highly resistant to weathering, and various surface microtextures are formed and preserved on quartz grains. These microtextures are considered to reflect the sedimentary history of quart...

    Authors: Hiromi Itamiya, Ritsuko Sugita and Toshihiko Sugai

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:43

    Content type: Research article

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