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  1. 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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  2. To estimate the seismic velocity changes at different depths associated with a large earthquake, we apply passive image interferometry to two types of seismograms: KiK-net vertical pairs of earthquake records ...

    Authors: Kaoru Sawazaki, Tatsuhiko Saito, Tomotake Ueno and Katsuhiko Shiomi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:36

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  3. We discuss elastostatic effects on Mt. Fuji, the tallest volcano in Japan, due to historic earthquakes in Japan. The 1707 Hoei eruption, which was the most explosive historic eruption of Mt. Fuji, occurred 49 ...

    Authors: Masaki Hosono, Yuta Mitsui, Hidemi Ishibashi and Jun Kataoka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:33

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  4. We reconstructed a 2D seismic wavefield and obtained its propagation properties by using the seismic gradiometry method together with dense observations of the Hi-net seismograph network in Japan. The seismic ...

    Authors: Takuto Maeda, Kiwamu Nishida, Ryota Takagi and Kazushige Obara

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:31

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:37

  5. Subduction initiation is a key in understanding the dynamic evolution of the Earth and its fundamental difference to all other rocky planetary bodies in our solar system. Despite recent progress, the question ...

    Authors: Fabio Crameri and Paul J. Tackley

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:30

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Autocorrelation functions (ACFs) for ambient seismic noise are considered to be useful tools for estimating temporal changes in the subsurface structure. Velocity changes at Hakone volcano in central Japan, wh...

    Authors: Yohei Yukutake, Tomotake Ueno and Kazuki Miyaoka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:29

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  7. A detailed paleomagnetic record of the upper Olduvai polarity transition was obtained from a 106.72 m-long sediment core drilled in southern Yokohama City, located on the northern Miura Peninsula, on the Pacif...

    Authors: Chie Kusu, Makoto Okada, Atsushi Nozaki, Ryuichi Majima and Hideki Wada

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:26

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Accessible Silicate Earth (ASE) has a higher 142Nd/144Nd ratio than most chondrites. Thus, if the Earth is assumed to have formed from these chondrites, a complement low-142Nd/144Nd reservoir is needed. Such ...

    Authors: Nozomi Kondo, Takashi Yoshino, Kyoko N. Matsukage and Tetsu Kogiso

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:25

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  9. This is the first report on amphibole exsolution in pyrope from the Colorado Plateau. Pyrope crystals delivered from mantle depths underneath the Colorado Plateau by kimberlitic volcanism at 30 Ma were collect...

    Authors: Kunihiko Sakamaki, Yuto Sato and Yoshihide Ogasawara

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:20

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Extensive experimental studies on the structure and density of silicate glasses as laboratory analogs of natural silicate melts have attempted to address the nature of dense silicate melts that may be present ...

    Authors: Itaru Ohira, Motohiko Murakami, Shinji Kohara, Koji Ohara and Eiji Ohtani

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:18

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  11. We compiled the most relevant data acquired throughout the Philippine Sea Plate (PSP) from the early expeditions to the most recent. We also analyzed the various explanatory models in light of this updated dat...

    Authors: Serge Lallemand

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:15

    Content type: Review

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  12. Multigrain X-ray diffraction (XRD) can be used to accurately calculate the unit cell parameters of individual mineral phases in a mineral assemblage contained in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). Coexisting post-per...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yue Meng and Ho-kwang Mao

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:13

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Sound velocities of bridgmanite measured in the laboratory are a key to deciphering the composition of the lower mantle. Here, we report Debye sound velocities determined using nuclear inelastic scattering (NI...

    Authors: Catherine McCammon, Razvan Caracas, Konstantin Glazyrin, Vasily Potapkin, Anastasia Kantor, Ryosuke Sinmyo, Clemens Prescher, Ilya Kupenko, Aleksandr Chumakov and Leonid Dubrovinsky

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:10

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  14. Because of the high energies involved, giant impacts that occur during planetary accretion cause large degrees of melting. The depth of melting in the target body after each collision determines the pressure a...

    Authors: Jellie de Vries, Francis Nimmo, H. Jay Melosh, Seth A. Jacobson, Alessandro Morbidelli and David C. Rubie

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:7

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  15. Throughout the Earth’s history, mass transport involved fluids. In order to address the circumstances under which Zr4+ may have been transported in this manner, its solubility behavior in aqueous fluid with and w...

    Authors: Bjorn Mysen

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:38

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  16. Within the fluid iron cores of terrestrial planets, convection and the resulting generation of global magnetic fields are controlled by the overlying rocky mantle. The thermal structure of the lower mantle det...

    Authors: Wieland Dietrich, Johannes Wicht and Kumiko Hori

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:35

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  17. A study of soil gases was made in North Carolina (USA) in and around morphological depressions called “Carolina bays.” This type of depression is observed over the Atlantic coastal plains of the USA, but their...

    Authors: Viacheslav Zgonnik, Valérie Beaumont, Eric Deville, Nikolay Larin, Daniel Pillot and Kathleen M. Farrell

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:31

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  18. Seismicity along the subducting plate interface shows regional variation, which has been explained by the seismic asperity model where large earthquakes occur at strongly coupled patches that are surrounded by...

    Authors: Ikuo Katayama, Tatsuro Kubo, Hiroshi Sakuma and Kenji Kawai

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:30

    Content type: Research

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  19. Our understanding of the dynamics of the Earth’s core can be advanced by a combination of observation, experiments, and simulations. A crucial aspect of the core is the interplay between the flow of the conduc...

    Authors: Matthew M. Adams, Douglas R. Stone, Daniel S. Zimmerman and Daniel P. Lathrop

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:29

    Content type: Review

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  20. In the northwestern Pacific, the elastic properties of marine sediments, including P-wave velocities (Vp) and S wave velocities (Vs), have recently been constrained by active seismic surveys. However, information...

    Authors: Takashi Tonegawa, Yoshio Fukao, Gou Fujie, Shunsuke Takemura, Tsutomu Takahashi and Shuichi Kodaira

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:27

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Rate-limiting processes and the degree of disequilibrium during metamorphic mineral growth are key controls on the rate of dehydration and hydration in the Earth’s crust. This paper examines diffusion-controll...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Miyazaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:25

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  22. Fluid motions within planetary cores generate magnetic fields through dynamo action. These core processes are driven by thermo-compositional convection subject to the competing influences of rotation, which te...

    Authors: Krista M. Soderlund, Andrey Sheyko, Eric M. King and Jonathan M. Aurnou

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:24

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  23. Natural moissanite (SiC) is reported from dozens of localities, most commonly from ultramafic rocks where it may be associated with diamond and iron silicides. Yet, formation conditions of moissanite remain in...

    Authors: Max W Schmidt, Changgui Gao, Anastasia Golubkova, Arno Rohrbach and James AD Connolly

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. We present the results of five experiments on F and Cl partitioning during hydrous mantle melting under conditions relevant to subduction zone magmatism (1.2–2.5 GPa, 1,180°C–1,430°C). For each experiment, we ...

    Authors: Célia Dalou, Kenneth T Koga, Marion Le Voyer and Nobumichi Shimizu

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:26

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  25. The present study proposes an improved conceptual model for the hydrothermal system in the Tatun Volcano Group in northern Taiwan. In the study, audio-magnetotellurics (AMT) surveys were conducted to reveal th...

    Authors: Shogo Komori, Mitsuru Utsugi, Tsuneomi Kagiyama, Hiroyuki Inoue, Chang-Hwa Chen, Hsieh-Tang Chiang, Benjamin Fong Chao, Ryokei Yoshimura and Wataru Kanda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:20

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  26. Frictional properties on a fault cannot be uniform, and one idealization would be a hierarchical asperity concept in which a large, tough patch (Patch L, radius R L and nucleati...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Noda, Masao Nakatani and Takane Hori

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:8

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  27. The basin-forming process along a convergent margin off the eastern coast of Eurasia was pursued on the basis of geological, geochemical, and geophysical approaches. Central Hokkaido has been a site of vigorou...

    Authors: Yasuto Itoh, Osamu Takano, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Machiko Tamaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:6

    Content type: Research

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