3. Human geosciences

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  1. Research article

    Landslides triggered by an earthquake and heavy rainfalls at Aso volcano, Japan, detected by UAS and SfM-MVS photogrammetry

    Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and structure-from-motion multi-view stereo (SfM-MVS) photogrammetry have attracted a tremendous amount of interest for use in the creation of high-definition topographic data fo...

    Hitoshi Saito, Shoichiro Uchiyama, Yuichi S. Hayakawa and Hiroyuki Obanawa

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:15

    Published on: 1 March 2018

  2. Research article

    Global terrain classification using 280 m DEMs: segmentation, clustering, and reclassification

    Polygon-based terrain classification data were created globally using 280 m digital elevation models (DEMs) interpolated from the multi-error-removed improved-terrain DEM (MERIT DEM). First, area segmentation ...

    Junko Iwahashi, Izumi Kamiya, Masashi Matsuoka and Dai Yamazaki

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:1

    Published on: 5 January 2018

    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:13

  3. Research article

    Paleo-tsunami history along the northern Japan Trench: evidence from Noda Village, northern Sanriku coast, Japan

    Throughout history, large tsunamis have frequently affected the Sanriku area of the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region, Japan, which faces the Japan Trench. Although a few studies have examined paleo-tsunami d...

    Taiga Inoue, Kazuhisa Goto, Yuichi Nishimura, Masashi Watanabe, Yasutaka Iijima and Daisuke Sugawara

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:42

    Published on: 28 December 2017

  4. Research article

    Global evaluation of erosion rates in relation to tectonics

    Understanding the mechanisms and controlling factors of erosion rates is essential in order to sufficiently comprehend bigger processes such as landscape evolution. For decades, scientists have been researchin...

    Hagar Hecht and Takashi Oguchi

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:40

    Published on: 19 December 2017

  5. Research article

    Coastal sand dune ecosystem services in metropolitan suburbs: effects on the sake brewery environment induced by changing social conditions

    Chiba Prefecture, Japan, lies very near Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. It borders the sea on three sides and is banded by coastal dunes. Several sake breweries are located near these dunes. Although there a...

    Korehisa Kaneko and Hajime Matsushima

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:28

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  6. Research article

    The effect of slight thinning of managed coniferous forest on landscape appreciation and psychological restoration

    We investigated the influence of slight thinning (percentage of woods: 16.6%, basal area: 9.3%) on landscape appreciation and the psychological restorative effect of an on-site setting by exposing respondents ...

    Norimasa Takayama, Haruo Saito, Akio Fujiwara and Masahiro Horiuchi

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:17

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Seismic and inter-seismic ground surface deformations of the Murono mud volcano (central Japan): a laser scanning approach

    A small mud volcano in Murono, Niigata Prefecture, north-central Japan, shows active ground surface displacements, not only when large earthquakes occur in the region but also during quiescent periods between ...

    Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Nobuhisa Matta

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:3

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  8. Research

    Distribution of U and REE on colloids in granitic groundwater and quality-controlled sampling at the Mizunami underground research laboratory

    Colloids and their association with analogue elements, uranium, and rare earth elements (REEs), in deep granitic groundwater were investigated at the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU). Groundwater...

    Takashi Munemoto, Kazuaki Ohmori and Teruki Iwatsuki

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:28

    Published on: 12 December 2014

  9. Research

    Direct comparison of site-specific and basin-scale denudation rate estimation by in situ cosmogenic nuclides: an example from the Abukuma Mountains, Japan

    Accurate determination of denudation rates is important in understanding Earth surface system dynamics. In situ produced cosmogenic nuclides, such as 10Be and 26Al, provide a valuable insight but are not entirely...

    Atsunori Nakamura, Yusuke Yokoyama, Kazuyo Shiroya, Yosuke Miyairi and Hiroyuki Matsuzaki

    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:9

    Published on: 21 May 2014