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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between day-to-day variability of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) and the neutral atmosphere is studied. This study is based on the previous study in which the GPS scintillation index and the...

    Authors: Mamoru Yamamoto, Yuichi Otsuka, Hidekatsu Jin and Yasunobu Miyoshi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:26

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This short paper presents the statistics of spread-F occurrence at four low-mid latitude locations (17.0° N, 21.2° N, 26.5° N and 36.5° N mag. lat.) in Japan longitude sector (~ 135° E) in March to April 2002,...

    Authors: N. Balan, T. Maruyama, A. K. Patra and V. L. Narayanan

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:27

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  7. Content type: Paper with full data attached

    Establishment of sedimentary sequence is essential for the interpretation of the sedimentary records. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition (Exp.) 346 drilled high-quality sediment archives with ...

    Authors: Tomohisa Irino, Ryuji Tada, Ken Ikehara, Takuya Sagawa, Akinori Karasuda, Shunsuke Kurokawa, Arisa Seki and Song Lu

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:23

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  8. Content type: Review

    According to the so-called upwelling paradigm, development of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) involves (1) appearance of an upwelling (i.e., local uplift with a zonal width of ~ 400 km) in the bottomside of t...

    Authors: Roland T. Tsunoda, Susumu Saito and Trang T. Nguyen

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:22

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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Paper with full data attached

    The Quaternary hemipelagic sediments of the Japan Sea are characterized by centimeter- to decimeter-scale alternation of dark and light clay to silty clay, which are bio-siliceous and/or bio-calcareous to a va...

    Authors: Ryuji Tada, Tomohisa Irino, Ken Ikehara, Akinori Karasuda, Saiko Sugisaki, Chuang Xuan, Takuya Sagawa, Takuya Itaki, Yoshimi Kubota, Song Lu, Arisa Seki, Richard W. Murray, Carlos Alvarez-Zarikian, William T. Anderson Jr, Maria-Angela Bassetti, Bobbi J. Brace…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:19

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 346 “Asian Monsoon” obtained sediment successions at seven sites in the Japan Sea (Sites U1422–U1427 and U1430) and at two closely located sites in the northern Eas...

    Authors: Takuya Sagawa, Yoshitaka Nagahashi, Yasufumi Satoguchi, Ann Holbourn, Takuya Itaki, Stephen J. Gallagher, Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero, Ken Ikehara, Tomohisa Irino and Ryuji Tada

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:18

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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

    The linear growth rates of the Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability in the ionosphere from 2011 to 2013 were obtained with a whole atmosphere-ionosphere coupled model GAIA (ground-to-topside model of atmosphere a...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Shinagawa, Hidekatsu Jin, Yasunobu Miyoshi, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Yuichi Otsuka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:16

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Typical equatorial spread-F events are often said to occur during post-sunset, equinox conditions in most longitude sectors. Recent studies, however, have found an unexpected high occurrence of ionospheric F-regi...

    Authors: Fabiano S. Rodrigues, Dustin A. Hickey, Weijia Zhan, Carlos R. Martinis, Bela G. Fejer, Marco A. Milla and Juan F. Arratia

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:14

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:15

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  17. Content type: Correction

    In the publication of this article (Iwahashi et al. 2018), there was an error in Table 3 in terrain group 10, 11 and 12.

    Authors: Junko Iwahashi, Izumi Kamiya, Masashi Matsuoka and Dai Yamazaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:13

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    The original article was published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:1

  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    Unexpected daytime F-region irregularities following the appearance of an ionospheric hole have been observed over low latitude. The irregularities developed initially above the F-region peak height (~ 360 km)...

    Authors: Guozhu Li, Baiqi Ning, M. A. Abdu, Chi Wang, Yuichi Otsuka, Weixing Wan, Jiuhou Lei, Michi Nishioka, Takuya Tsugawa, Lianhuan Hu, Guotao Yang and Chunxiao Yan

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:11

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This contribution is the first of a two-part investigation into an unseasonal post-sunset equatorial F-region irregularity (EFI) event over the Southeast Asian region on the evening of 28 July 2014. Ground-bas...

    Authors: Brett A. Carter, S. Tulasi Ram, Endawoke Yizengaw, Rezy Pradipta, John Retterer, Robert Norman, Julie Currie, Keith Groves, Ronald Caton, Michael Terkildsen, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Kefei Zhang

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:10

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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 359 cored sediments from eight borehole locations in the carbonate platform of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The expedition set out to unravel the ti...

    Authors: C. Betzler, G. P. Eberli, T. Lüdmann, J. Reolid, D. Kroon, J. J. G. Reijmer, P. K. Swart, J. Wright, J. R. Young, C. Alvarez-Zarikian, M. Alonso-García, O. M. Bialik, C. L. Blättler, J. A. Guo, S. Haffen, S. Horozal…

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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Junko Iwahashi, Izumi Kamiya, Masashi Matsuoka and Dai Yamazaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:1

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

  29. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:42

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  30. Content type: Review

    During the past several decades, the Earth system has changed significantly, especially across Northern Eurasia. Changes in the socio-economic conditions of the larger countries in the region have also resulte...

    Authors: Pavel Groisman, Herman Shugart, David Kicklighter, Geoffrey Henebry, Nadezhda Tchebakova, Shamil Maksyutov, Erwan Monier, Garik Gutman, Sergey Gulev, Jiaguo Qi, Alexander Prishchepov, Elena Kukavskaya, Boris Porfiriev, Alexander Shiklomanov, Tatiana Loboda, Nikolay Shiklomanov…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:41

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Hagar Hecht and Takashi Oguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:40

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Correction

    In the publication of this article (Kitamura et al., 2017), there was an error in Fig. 11 which incorrectly indicated ‘Serpulidae sp. should instead read ‘Serpulidae.’ Italicized. It should not have indicated fig...

    Authors: Akihisa Kitamura, Takafumi Imai, Yuta Mitsui, Mami Ito, Yosuke Miyairi, Yusuke Yokoyama and Yuki Tokuda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:35

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    The original article was published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:30

  35. Content type: Research article

    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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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Research article

    Rapid technological advances, sustained funding, and a greater recognition of the value of topographic data have helped develop an increasing archive of topographic data sources. Advances in basic and applied ...

    Authors: Thad Wasklewicz, Zhen Zhu and Paul Gares

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:32

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  38. Content type: Research article

    It was previously revealed that the total CO2 concentration in seawater decreased during the Late Archean. In this paper, to assess the secular change of total CO2 concentration in seawater, we focused on the Pal...

    Authors: Takazo Shibuya, Tsuyoshi Komiya, Ken Takai, Shigenori Maruyama and Michael J. Russell

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:31

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  39. Content type: Research article

    To clarify the Holocene uplift history of the Izu Islands, Japan, we analyze the elevations and 14C ages of emerged sessile assemblages measured by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) on the islands of Niijima, J...

    Authors: Akihisa Kitamura, Takafumi Imai, Yuta Mitsui, Mami Ito, Yosuke Miyairi, Yusuke Yokoyama and Yuki Tokuda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:30

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:35

  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Korehisa Kaneko and Hajime Matsushima

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:28

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  42. 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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  43. Content type: Research article

    An elongated, flat-floored basin, located in the northern part of Terra Sirenum on Mars, holds numerous enigmatic mounds (100 m wide) on the surface of its floor. We investigated their geological context, spat...

    Authors: Ryodo Hemmi and Hideaki Miyamoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:26

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  44. Content type: Methodology

    This paper describes a remotely operated investigation system developed by combining a modern leisure-use fish finder and an unmanned watercraft to survey water bottom topography and other data related to bott...

    Authors: Shintaro Yamasaki, Tomonori Tabusa, Shunsuke Iwasaki and Masahiro Hiramatsu

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:25

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