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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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    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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Crustal magnetization of rocks in regions of Mars surface testifies to an era of dynamo activity. I examine the possibility that the dynamo that operated then, in the first 400–600 Ma after Mars formed, was po...

    Authors: George Helffrich

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:21

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Youichi Kamae, Toshi Kawana, Megumi Oshiro and Hiroaki Ueda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:22

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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, ...

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

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:48

  27. Content type: Review

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Norimasa Takayama, Haruo Saito, Akio Fujiwara and Masahiro Horiuchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:17

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Dust and water vapor are important constituents in the Martian atmosphere, exerting significant influence on the heat balance of the atmosphere and surface. We have developed a method to retrieve optical and p...

    Authors: Naohiro Manago, Katsuyuki Noguchi, George L. Hashimoto, Hiroki Senshu, Naohito Otobe, Makoto Suzuki and Hiroaki Kuze

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:16

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  30. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:13

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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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  32. Content type: Research Article

    For mid-latitude Rossby waves (RWs) in the atmosphere, the expression for the energy flux for use in a model diagnosis, and without relying on a Fourier analysis or a ray theory, has previously been derived us...

    Authors: Hidenori Aiki, Richard J. Greatbatch and Martin Claus

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:11

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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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  34. Content type: Research article

    The coastal areas of the Sea of Japan are a well-known hotspot of winter lightning activity. This study distinguishes between three common types of winter lightning in that region (types A–C), based on their f...

    Authors: Daiki Tsurushima, Kiyotaka Sakaida and Noriyasu Honma

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:7

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  35. Content type: Research article

    High-resolution mapping along the coast and time-series measurements of the radon-222 (222Rn) concentrations in the shallow zone in a semi-enclosed sea, Obama Bay, Japan, were undertaken in 2013. The temporal and...

    Authors: Shiho Kobayashi, Ryo Sugimoto, Hisami Honda, Yoji Miyata, Daisuke Tahara, Osamu Tominaga, Jun Shoji, Makoto Yamada, Satoshi Nakada and Makoto Taniguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:6

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) account for a large part of modern climate variability. Over the last decades, understanding of these modes of climate variabil...

    Authors: Luc Beaufort and Michaël Grelaud

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:5

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The Asian summer monsoon exerts a strong influence on the hydrologic cycle in East Asia. Moreover, the distribution of heavy precipitation in the Yangtze River basin, which covers a large area of South China, ...

    Authors: Keita Saito, Ryuji Tada, Hongbo Zheng, Tomohisa Irino, Chao Luo, Mengying He, Ke Wang and Yoshiaki Suzuki

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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Nobuhisa Matta

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:3

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:2

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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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