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  1. This paper presents the first detailed geologic map of in situ lower ocean crust; the product of six surveys of Atlantis Bank on the SW Indian Ridge. This combined with major and trace element compositions of ...

    Authors: Henry J. B. Dick, Astri J. S. Kvassnes, Paul T. Robinson, Christopher J. MacLeod and Hajimu Kinoshita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:64

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We assessed the positioning accuracy of GNSS-Acoustic (GNSS-A) measurement using a slackly moored buoy. A key feature of real-time buoy-based GNSS-A measurement is that positioning must be performed via single...

    Authors: Misae Imano, Motoyuki Kido, Chie Honsho, Yusaku Ohta, Narumi Takahashi, Tatsuya Fukuda, Hiroshi Ochi and Ryota Hino

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:56

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  3. Ancient Mars likely hosted oceans similar to those on Earth; however, such water is not presently observed on Mars. One possible explanation for the lack of present-day oceans is that surface water was transpo...

    Authors: Ikuo Katayama, Yuhki Matsuoka and Shintaro Azuma

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:51

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  4. The depth extent of the crustal seismogenic zone is closely related to the size of earthquakes. The mechanisms that control the depth of the lower transition of the seismogenic zone are important issues in sei...

    Authors: Koji Masuda, Takashi Arai and Miki Takahashi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:50

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  5. The terrestrial nitrogen budget, distribution, and evolution are governed by biological and geological recycling. The biological cycle provides the nitrogen input for the geological cycle, which, in turn, feed...

    Authors: Bjorn Mysen

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:38

    Content type: Review

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  6. Megasplay fault branching from plate boundaries of subduction zones is thought to be important sources of earthquakes and tsunamis. In this study, we performed structural and geochemical analyses on a fossiliz...

    Authors: Ryota Hasegawa, Asuka Yamaguchi, Rina Fukuchi, Yohei Hamada, Nobuhiro Ogawa, Yujin Kitamura, Gaku Kimura, Juichiro Ashi and Tsuyoshi Ishikawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:36

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  7. We combine field mapping with quartz microstructure and lattice preferred orientations (LPO) to constrain the mechanisms and spatio-temporal distribution of deformation surrounding the Median Tectonic Line (MT...

    Authors: Thomas A. Czertowicz, Toru Takeshita, Shun Arai, Takafumi Yamamoto, Jun-Ichi Ando, Norio Shigematsu and Ko-Ichiro Fujimoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:25

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The microtexture of graphite exposed on the polished surface was studied using confocal laser scanning microscopy, laser Raman spectroscopy, and focused ion beam–transmission electron microscopy (FIB–TEM) to e...

    Authors: Yui Kouketsu, Akira Miyake, Yohei Igami, Tomoki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kagi and Masaki Enami

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This study investigates the thermal maturity structure of the accretionary wedge along with the thermal history of sediments during wedge formation using a numerical simulation. The thermal maturity, which is ...

    Authors: Ayumu Miyakawa, Masataka Kinoshita, Yohei Hamada and Makoto Otsubo

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. We assess the dependence of megathrust geometry near the updip edge of the Nankai seismogenic zone according to the slip tendency of the megathrust based on a reprocessed 3D PSDM seismic volume image and Inter...

    Authors: Masataka Kinoshita, Kazuya Shiraishi, Evi Demetriou, Yoshitaka Hashimoto and Weiren Lin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:7

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  11. The Pliocene climate is one of the best analogs for the climate of a globally warmer future. Here, we present a new Pliocene integrated chronostratigraphy from the Anno Formation in the uppermost Awa Group, wh...

    Authors: Yuki Haneda and Makoto Okada

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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Combined knowledge on the magnitude as well as the orientation of paleo-stress is usually not given. Based on drilling investigations and laboratory experiments, we are able to provide both, constraints on pal...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Michael Stipp, Jonathan C. Lewis and Frank Wuttke

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2019 6:3

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  13. Seismic interferometry is one of the most effective techniques for detecting temporal variations in seismic velocity caused by large earthquakes. Before the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake (Mw9.0) near the Japan Trenc...

    Authors: Miyuu Uemura, Yoshihiro Ito, Kazuaki Ohta, Ryota Hino and Masanao Shinohara

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:87

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Noble gas abundance and isotope data from 12 drilling mud gas samples obtained during IODP Expeditions 338 and 348 provide new insights on fluid origin and fluid migration in the inner accretionary prism below...

    Authors: Thomas Wiersberg, Sebastian B. Hammerschmidt, Shigeshi Fuchida, Achim Kopf and Jörg Erzinger

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:79

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Ocean drilling in the Nankai Trough forearc suggests a new scenario for the evolution of the Nankai subduction zone. Continuous subduction since the Late Cretaceous has been a common tectonic scenario, althoug...

    Authors: Gaku Kimura, Hiroaki Koge and Takeshi Tsuji

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:78

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  16. The study investigates the in-situ strength of sediments across a plate boundary décollement using drilling parameters recorded when a 1180-m-deep borehole was established during International Ocean Discovery ...

    Authors: Yohei Hamada, Takehiro Hirose, Akira Ijiri, Yasuhiro Yamada, Yoshinori Sanada, Saneatsu Saito, Noriaki Sakurai, Takamitsu Sugihara, Takahiro Yokoyama, Tomokazu Saruhashi, Tatsuhiko Hoshino, Nana Kamiya, Stephen Bowden, Margaret Cramm, Susann Henkel, Kira Homola…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:70

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  17. The 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake unexpectedly ruptured to the shallowest portion of the plate boundary fault and triggered a large tsunami. The shallow portion had generally been regarded as a seismically stable...

    Authors: Hiroaki Koge, Yasuhiro Yamada, Akihiro Ohde, Arthur Bauville, Asuka Yamaguchi and Juichiro Ashi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:69

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Three-dimensional (3D) seismic data from the southern Kumano Basin of southwest Japan image a nested series of moderately sized mass transport deposits (MTDs) that slid from a slope along the seaward side of t...

    Authors: Jason Lackey, Gregory Moore and Michael Strasser

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:65

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The Nankai subduction zone off the Kii Peninsula, Japan, has a large potential to generate megathrust earthquakes in the near future. To investigate the temporal variation of stress or strain in the Nankai sub...

    Authors: Tatsunori Ikeda and Takeshi Tsuji

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:62

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Azerbaijan, located on the western edge of the Caspian Sea in Central Asia, has one of the highest populations of mud volcanoes in the world. We used satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images deriv...

    Authors: Kento Iio and Masato Furuya

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:61

    Content type: Research article

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  21. We examined the temporal changes in the internal stresses and pore fluid pressures of a submarine mass transport deposit (MTD) in the Akkeshi Formation of the Upper Cretaceous–Paleocene Nemuro Group, eastern H...

    Authors: Makoto Otsubo, Hajime Naruse and Ayumu Miyakawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:59

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Here, we investigate a possible scenario of surface seawater evolution in the numerical simulations of surface plate motion driven by mantle dynamics, including thermo-chemical convection and water migration, ...

    Authors: Takashi Nakagawa, Hikaru Iwamori, Ryunosuke Yanagi and Atsushi Nakao

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:51

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  23. To estimate strong ground motions caused by future earthquakes in Japan and to more accurately predict seismic hazards and tsunamis, it is necessary to accurately model the geometry of the subducting plate and...

    Authors: Yasuko Yamagishi, Ayako Nakanishi, Seiichi Miura, Shuichi Kodaira and Hide Sakaguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:49

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. In this study, which was conducted to investigate present-day geological deformations occurring off the central Ryukyu Arc along the Ryukyu Trench (Okinawa-jima) in the vicinity of Japan, we obtained and exami...

    Authors: Kohsaku Arai, Takahiko Inoue and Tomoyuki Sato

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:45

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A major goal in volcanology is to be able to constrain the physical properties of a volcanic system using surface observations. The behaviour of a volcanic system following an eruption can provide powerful con...

    Authors: Joanna Hamlyn, Tim Wright, Richard Walters, Carolina Pagli, Eugenio Sansosti, Francesco Casu, Susi Pepe, Marie Edmonds, Brendan McCormick Kilbride, Derek Keir, Jürgen Neuberg and Clive Oppenheimer

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:31

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  26. Megathrust earthquakes have occurred repeatedly at intervals of 100 to 150 years along the Nankai Trough, situated in the southwest of Japan. Given that it has been 70 years since the last event, the occurrenc...

    Authors: Masaru Nakano, Mamoru Hyodo, Ayako Nakanishi, Mikiya Yamashita, Takane Hori, Shin-ichiro Kamiya, Kensuke Suzuki, Takashi Tonegawa, Shuichi Kodaira, Narumi Takahashi and Yoshiyuki Kaneda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:30

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  27. The process of magnetic field stretching transfers kinetic energy to magnetic energy and thereby maintains dynamos against ohmic dissipation. Stretching at depth may play an important role in shaping the field...

    Authors: Diego Peña, Hagay Amit and Katia J. Pinheiro

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:8

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  28. A new method for granulometric-parameter-based reconstruction of sediment-transport pathways is proposed and is termed P-GSTA (grain-size trend analysis using principal component analysis) herein. The main adv...

    Authors: Shota Yamashita, Hajime Naruse and Takeshi Nakajo

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:7

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  29. Understanding what governs the speciation in the C–O–H–N system aids our knowledge of how volatiles affect mass transfer processes in the Earth’s interior. Experiments with aluminosilicate melt + C–O–H–N volat...

    Authors: Bjorn Mysen

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:6

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  30. We show that the spatial heterogeneity in the coseismic displacement of large earthquakes likely reflects the spatial characteristics of the frictional properties and that it can be inferred from the stress dr...

    Authors: Takuji Yamada, Yu Saito, Yuichiro Tanioka and Jun Kawahara

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:38

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  31. The Earth’s lower mantle is composed of bridgmanite, ferropericlase, and CaSiO3-rich perovskite. The melting phase relations between each component are key to understanding the melting of the Earth’s lower mantle...

    Authors: Ryuichi Nomura, Youmo Zhou and Tetsuo Irifune

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:34

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  32. A three-dimensional seismic wave speed model in the Kanto region of Japan was developed using adjoint tomography for application in the effective reproduction of observed waveforms. Starting with a model based...

    Authors: Takayuki Miyoshi, Masayuki Obayashi, Daniel Peter, Yoko Tono and Seiji Tsuboi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:29

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Submarine landslides are major agents of sediment mass transfer from the shallow to deep sea. Due to their rapid emplacement and tsunamigenic potential, such landslides are significant geohazards for society a...

    Authors: Katrina Kremer, Muhammed O. Usman, Yasufumi Satoguchi, Yoshitaka Nagahashi, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Giuliana Panieri and Michael Strasser

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:20

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  34. The transfer (accretion) of materials from a subducting oceanic plate to a subduction-accretionary complex has produced rock assemblages recording the history of the subducted oceanic plate from formation to a...

    Authors: John Wakabayashi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:18

    Content type: Review

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  35. The phase and melting relations in the Fe–S–Si system were determined up to 60 GPa by using a double-sided laser-heated diamond anvil cell combined with X-ray diffraction. On the basis of the X-ray diffraction...

    Authors: Takanori Sakairi, Eiji Ohtani, Seiji Kamada, Takeshi Sakai, Tatsuya Sakamaki and Naohisa Hirao

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:10

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  36. We study the hydrogen mobility in ringwoodite and wadsleyite considering multiple charge-balanced defects, including Mg < = > 2H, Si < = > Mg + 2H, and the hydrogarnet defect, Si < = > 4H, using molecular dyna...

    Authors: Razvan Caracas and Wendy R. Panero

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:9

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  37. The interplay of irreversible reactions and deformation during regional metamorphism was analyzed in the reaction zones between rodingite and serpentinite. Rodingites are leucocratic rocks found commonly in se...

    Authors: Tadao Nishiyama, Chisato Yoshida- Shiosaki, Yasushi Mori and Miki Shigeno

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:1

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