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  1. Research article

    The seasonal variations of atmospheric 134,137Cs activity and possible host particles for their resuspension in the contaminated areas of Tsushima and Yamakiya, Fukushima, Japan

    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...

    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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:12

    Published on: 21 February 2018

  2. Research article

    Cold surge event observed by radiosonde observation from the research vessel “Hakuho-maru” over the Philippine Sea in December 2012

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:9

    Published on: 6 February 2018

  3. Research article

    Land-sea surface air temperature contrast on the western coast of Sumatra Island during an active phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation

    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 ...

    Peiming Wu, Shuichi Mori and Fadli Syamsudin

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:4

    Published on: 10 January 2018

  4. Research article

    Decomposition of the large-scale atmospheric state driving downscaling: a perspective on dynamical downscaling for regional climate study

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:2

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  5. Research article

    Regional moisture budget associated with drought/flood events over China

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:36

    Published on: 7 December 2017

  6. Research article

    High-resolution simulations of turbidity currents

    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...

    Edward Biegert, Bernhard Vowinckel, Raphael Ouillon and Eckart Meiburg

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:33

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  7. Research article

    Tropical cyclone influence on the long-term variability of Philippine summer monsoon onset

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:27

    Published on: 27 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Seasonal modulation of the Asian summer monsoon between the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age: a multi model study

    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...

    Youichi Kamae, Toshi Kawana, Megumi Oshiro and Hiroaki Ueda

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:22

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Shigaraki UAV-Radar Experiment (ShUREX): overview of the campaign with some preliminary results

    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, ...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:19

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Review

    Outcomes and challenges of global high-resolution non-hydrostatic atmospheric simulations using the K computer

    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...

    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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:13

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Model depiction of the atmospheric flows of radioactive cesium emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:2

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  12. Review

    A review of atmospheric chemistry observations at mountain sites

    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...

    Sachiko Okamoto and Hiroshi Tanimoto

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:34

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  13. Research article

    Retrieval of radiative and microphysical properties of clouds from multispectral infrared measurements

    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 ...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:32

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  14. Review

    A review of progress towards understanding the transient global mean surface temperature response to radiative perturbation

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:21

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  15. Research article

    Resolution dependence of deep convections in a global simulation from over 10-kilometer to sub-kilometer grid spacing

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:16

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  16. Research article

    An experimental study on the rate and mechanism of capillary rise in sandstone

    The Lucas-Washburn equation is a fundamental expression used to describe capillary rise in geologic media on the basis of pore radius, liquid viscosity, surface tension, contact angle, and time. It is known th...

    Yuya Tsunazawa, Tadashi Yokoyama and Naoki Nishiyama

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:8

    Published on: 28 April 2016

  17. Review

    Modeling in Earth system science up to and beyond IPCC AR5

    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...

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

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:29

    Published on: 18 December 2014

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