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  1. Content type: Research article

    The total column ozone (TCO) amount varies with latitude, in part due to the difference in tropopause height between the tropics and midlatitudes. This dependency of TCO on latitude has been used to identify t...

    Authors: Sean M. Davis, Birgit Hassler and Karen H. Rosenlof

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:56

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  2. Content type: Correction

    An error in computing the spectral level from time series data from UAV-borne sensors was discovered after this article (Kantha et al. 2017) was published.

    Authors: Lakshmi Kantha, Dale Lawrence, Hubert Luce, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Toshitaka Tsuda, Richard Wilson, Tyler Mixa and Masanori Yabuki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:48

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    The original article was published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:19

  3. Content type: Research article

    This paper presents an overview of the HARIMAU2010 campaign focusing on convective activity with the diurnal rainfall meridional march (DRMM) over Jakarta, which is located on the northern coast of Jawa Island...

    Authors: Shuichi Mori, Jun-Ichi Hamada, Miki Hattori, Pei-Ming Wu, Masaki Katsumata, Nobuhiko Endo, Kimpei Ichiyanagi, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Ardhi A. Arbain, Reni Sulistyowati, Sopia Lestari, Fadli Syamsudin, Timbul Manik and Manabu D. Yamanaka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:47

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on the atmospheric hydrological cycle over the tropical Asian monsoon region (South Asian, Southeast Asian, and western North Pacific monsoons), usi...

    Authors: Hiroshi G. Takahashi, Shingo Watanabe, Makiko Nakata and Toshihiko Takemura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:44

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, a sediment trap mooring was deployed adjacent to station Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO)’s National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) surface mooring. These data, from July 2014 to July ...

    Authors: Makio C. Honda, Yoshikazu Sasai, Eko Siswanto, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Hidenori Aiki and Meghan F. Cronin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:42

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  6. Content type: Research article

    We analyze the hourly rainfall data of 30 rain gauges in Cambodia from 2010 to 2015 to focus on the diurnal pattern of rainfall and its regional characteristics, with the underlying mechanisms inferred from th...

    Authors: Kumiko Tsujimoto, Tetsu Ohta, Kentaro Aida, Katsunori Tamakawa and Monichoth So Im

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:39

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In summer 2002, abnormally high-temperature events and associated low soil moisture conditions were observed in Northeast Eurasia. In this study, two regional climate model experiments, one with and the other ...

    Authors: Enkhbat Erdenebat and Tomonori Sato

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:37

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The drastic thickening of the barrier layer in the marginal sea off the western coast of Sumatra during the passage of the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) observed during December 2015 is investigated. Before ...

    Authors: Qoosaku Moteki, Masaki Katsumata, Kunio Yoneyama, Kentaro Ando and Takuya Hasegawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:35

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The ShUREX (Shigaraki UAV Radar Experiment) 2015 campaign carried out at the Shigaraki Middle and Upper atmosphere (MU) observatory (Japan) in June 2015 provided a unique opportunity to compare vertical profil...

    Authors: Hubert Luce, Lakshmi Kantha, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Dale Lawrence, Tyler Mixa, Masanori Yabuki and Toshitaka Tsuda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:29

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The hybrid dynamical-statistical downscaling approach is an effort to combine the ability of dynamical downscaling to resolve fine-scale climate changes with the low computational cost of statistical downscali...

    Authors: Quan Tran Anh and Kenji Taniguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:28

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  11. Content type: Review

    During the Monsoon Asian Hydro−Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI; 2006–16), we carried out two projects over the Indonesian maritime continent (IMC), constructing the Hydrometeo...

    Authors: Manabu D. Yamanaka, Shin-Ya Ogino, Pei-Ming Wu, Hamada Jun-Ichi, Shuichi Mori, Jun Matsumoto and Fadli Syamsudin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:21

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the seasonal march patterns of rainfall in the Philippines from 1951 to 2012 and their long-term variability. In order to clarify the dominant patterns in the seasonal march of rainfall...

    Authors: Ikumi Akasaka, Hisayuki Kubota, Jun Matsumoto, Esperanza O. Cayanan, Rosalina G. de Guzman and Flaviana D. Hilario

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:20

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we examined the nitrogen dynamics of a highly urbanized coastal area, focusing on the impacts of sewage-derived nitrogen. High levels of dissolved inorganic nitrogen were detected in seawater ne...

    Authors: Mitsuyo Saito, Shin-ichi Onodera, Guangzhe Jin, Yuta Shimizu and Masanobu Taniguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:17

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A large quantity of radionuclides was released by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011, and those deposited on ground and vegetation could return to the atmosphere through resuspens...

    Authors: Takeshi Kinase, Kazuyuki Kita, Yasuhito Igarashi, Kouji Adachi, Kazuhiko Ninomiya, Atsushi Shinohara, Hiroshi Okochi, Hiroko Ogata, Masahide Ishizuka, Sakae Toyoda, Keita Yamada, Naohiro Yoshida, Yuji Zaizen, Masao Mikami, Hiroyuki Demizu and Yuichi Onda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The thermal energy transfer from the sea surface to the atmosphere associated with a cold surge event was investigated with observations from radiosondes on the research vessel “Hakuho-maru” over the Philippin...

    Authors: Shin-Ya Ogino, Peiming Wu, Miki Hattori, Nobuhiko Endo, Hisayuki Kubota, Tomoshige Inoue and Jun Matsumoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:9

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The land-sea surface temperature contrast on the western coast of Sumatra Island was examined using observation data obtained from the pre-Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) field campaign from November to ...

    Authors: Peiming Wu, Shuichi Mori and Fadli Syamsudin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we provide a perspective on dynamical downscaling that includes a comprehensive view of multiple downscaling methods and a strategy for achieving better assessment of future regional climates. A...

    Authors: Seiya Nishizawa, Sachiho A. Adachi, Yoshiyuki Kajikawa, Tsuyoshi Yamaura, Kazuto Ando, Ryuji Yoshida, Hisashi Yashiro and Hirofumi Tomita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:2

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In this study, long-term (1961–2011) variations in the moisture budget and drought/flood events in six subregions of China are analyzed. Water vapor is mainly transported zonally during winter, while meridiona...

    Authors: Shuang Qiu, Wen Zhou, Marco Yu-Ting Leung and Xiuzhen Li

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:36

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We employ direct numerical simulations of the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations, based on a continuum formulation for the sediment concentration, to investigate the physics of turbidity currents in com...

    Authors: Edward Biegert, Bernhard Vowinckel, Raphael Ouillon and Eckart Meiburg

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The long-term variability of Philippine summer monsoon onset from 1903 to 2013 was investigated. The onset date is defined by daily rainfall data at eight stations in the northwestern Philippines. Summer monso...

    Authors: Hisayuki Kubota, Ryuichi Shirooka, Jun Matsumoto, Esperanza O. Cayanan and Flaviana D. Hilario

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:27

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Instrumental and proxy records indicate remarkable global climate variability over the last millennium, influenced by solar irradiance, Earth’s orbital parameters, volcanic eruptions and human activities. Nume...

    Authors: Youichi Kamae, Toshi Kawana, Megumi Oshiro and Hiroaki Ueda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:22

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Shigaraki unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-Radar Experiment (ShUREX) is an international (USA-Japan-France) observational campaign, whose overarching goal is to demonstrate the utility of small, lightweight, ...

    Authors: Lakshmi Kantha, Dale Lawrence, Hubert Luce, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Toshitaka Tsuda, Richard Wilson, Tyler Mixa and Masanori Yabuki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:48

  23. Content type: Review

    This article reviews the major outcomes of a 5-year (2011–2016) project using the K computer to perform global numerical atmospheric simulations based on the non-hydrostatic icosahedral atmospheric model (NICA...

    Authors: Masaki Satoh, Hirofumi Tomita, Hisashi Yashiro, Yoshiyuki Kajikawa, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Yamaura, Tomoki Miyakawa, Masuo Nakano, Chihiro Kodama, Akira T. Noda, Tomoe Nasuno, Yohei Yamada and Yoshiki Fukutomi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:13

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    For mid-latitude Rossby waves (RWs) in the atmosphere, the expression for the energy flux for use in a model diagnosis, and without relying on a Fourier analysis or a ray theory, has previously been derived us...

    Authors: Hidenori Aiki, Richard J. Greatbatch and Martin Claus

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:11

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The coastal areas of the Sea of Japan are a well-known hotspot of winter lightning activity. This study distinguishes between three common types of winter lightning in that region (types A–C), based on their f...

    Authors: Daiki Tsurushima, Kiyotaka Sakaida and Noriyasu Honma

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In this study, a new method is proposed for the depiction of the atmospheric transportation of the 137Cs emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident. This method employs a combination of the...

    Authors: Teruyuki Nakajima, Shota Misawa, Yu Morino, Haruo Tsuruta, Daisuke Goto, Junya Uchida, Toshihiko Takemura, Toshimasa Ohara, Yasuji Oura, Mitsuru Ebihara and Masaki Satoh

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:2

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  27. Content type: Review

    Located far from anthropogenic emission sources, high-altitude mountain stations are considered to be ideal sites for monitoring climatic and environmentally important baseline changes in free tropospheric tra...

    Authors: Sachiko Okamoto and Hiroshi Tanimoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:34

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Satellite remote sensing of the macroscopic, microphysical, and optical properties of clouds are useful for studying spatial and temporal variations of clouds at various scales and constraining cloud physical ...

    Authors: Hironobu Iwabuchi, Masanori Saito, Yuka Tokoro, Nurfiena Sagita Putri and Miho Sekiguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:32

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  29. Content type: Review

    The correct understanding of the transient response to external radiative perturbation is important for the interpretation of observed climate change, the prediction of near-future climate change, and committe...

    Authors: Masakazu Yoshimori, Masahiro Watanabe, Hideo Shiogama, Akira Oka, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Rumi Ohgaito and Youichi Kamae

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:21

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The success of sub-kilometer global atmospheric simulation opens the door for resolving deep convections, which are fundamental elements of cloudy disturbances that drive global circulation. A previous study f...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Kajikawa, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Ryuji Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Yamaura, Hisashi Yashiro and Hirofumi Tomita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:16

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  31. Content type: Research

    Of all terrestrial media (including vegetation and the atmosphere), soil is the largest store of carbon. Soils also have important functions such as water storage and plant support roles. However, at present, ...

    Authors: Yasushi Mori, Atsushi Fujihara and Kazuto Yamagishi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:30

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  32. Content type: Review

    Changes in the natural environment that are the result of human activities are becoming evident. Since these changes are interrelated and can not be investigated without interdisciplinary collaboration between...

    Authors: Tomohiro Hajima, Michio Kawamiya, Michio Watanabe, Etsushi Kato, Kaoru Tachiiri, Masahiro Sugiyama, Shingo Watanabe, Hideki Okajima and Akinori Ito

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:29

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  33. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the role of snowmelt runoff on water circulation, water mass formation, and the production of cultured scallop larvae, as a part of a land-sea linkage, by analyzing hydrological data in...

    Authors: Satoshi Nakada, Katsuhisa Baba, Masatoshi Sato, Masafumi Natsuike, Yoichi Ishikawa, Toshiyuki Awaji, Koji Koyamada and Sei-Ichi Saitoh

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:25

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  34. Content type: Review

    This article reviews the development of a global non-hydrostatic model, focusing on the pioneering research of the Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM). Very high resolution global atmospheric...

    Authors: Masaki Satoh, Hirofumi Tomita, Hisashi Yashiro, Hiroaki Miura, Chihiro Kodama, Tatsuya Seiki, Akira T Noda, Yohei Yamada, Daisuke Goto, Masahiro Sawada, Takemasa Miyoshi, Yosuke Niwa, Masayuki Hara, Tomoki Ohno, Shin-ichi Iga, Takashi Arakawa…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:18

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  35. Content type: Research

    The tropopause inversion layer (TIL) is a persistent layer with high static stability. Although some mechanisms for the formation of the TIL have been proposed, the time evolution of the TIL under realistic co...

    Authors: Shigenori Otsuka, Megumi Takeshita and Shigeo Yoden

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:19

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  36. Content type: Research

    A campaign was conducted from 23 July to 5 August 2010 to measure atmospheric precipitable water vapor (PWV) using five Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, stationed at four different locations in Jakar...

    Authors: Eugenio Realini, Kazutoshi Sato, Toshitaka Tsuda, Susilo and Timbul Manik

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:17

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  37. Content type: Research

    Understanding oceanic responses to typhoons and the impacts those responses have on the typhoons themselves is important so that typhoon predictions performed using numerical models and typhoon forecasts can b...

    Authors: Akiyoshi Wada, Tomohiro Uehara and Shiro Ishizaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:11

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