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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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

  5. 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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    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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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  14. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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    To understand the chemical nature of hydrothermal fluids in the komatiite-hosted seafloor hydrothermal system in the Hadean, we conducted two hydrothermal serpentinization experiments involving synthetic komat...

    Authors: Hisahiro Ueda, Takazo Shibuya, Yusuke Sawaki, Masafumi Saitoh, Ken Takai and Shigenori Maruyama

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:35

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  21. Content type: Review

    Located far from anthropogenic emission sources, high-altitude mountain stations are considered to be ideal sites for monitoring climatic and environmentally important baseline changes in free tropospheric tra...

    Authors: Sachiko Okamoto and Hiroshi Tanimoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:34

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    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    Satellite remote sensing of the macroscopic, microphysical, and optical properties of clouds are useful for studying spatial and temporal variations of clouds at various scales and constraining cloud physical ...

    Authors: Hironobu Iwabuchi, Masanori Saito, Yuka Tokoro, Nurfiena Sagita Putri and Miho Sekiguchi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:32

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

  25. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    A simple stochastic cellular automaton model is proposed for simulating bedload transport, especially for cases with a low transport rate and where available sediments are very sparse on substrates in a subaqu...

    Authors: Noritaka Endo

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:28

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. Content type: Review

    We propose an emergency alert framework for geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), based on the empirically extreme values and theoretical upper limits of the solar wind parameters and of dB/dt, the time deriva...

    Authors: Ryuho Kataoka and Chigomezyo Ngwira

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:23

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    We investigate the influence of the sea surface temperature (SST) changes on the middle atmosphere of a tidally locked Earth-like planet orbiting a G star using the coupled 3D chemistry-climate model CESM1(WAC...

    Authors: Elisavet Proedrou, Klemens Hocke and Peter Wurz

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:22

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  32. Content type: Review

    The correct understanding of the transient response to external radiative perturbation is important for the interpretation of observed climate change, the prediction of near-future climate change, and committe...

    Authors: Masakazu Yoshimori, Masahiro Watanabe, Hideo Shiogama, Akira Oka, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Rumi Ohgaito and Youichi Kamae

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:21

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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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  35. Content type: Research article

    The success of sub-kilometer global atmospheric simulation opens the door for resolving deep convections, which are fundamental elements of cloudy disturbances that drive global circulation. A previous study f...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Kajikawa, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Ryuji Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Yamaura, Hisashi Yashiro and Hirofumi Tomita

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:16

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Hydrogen and carbon isotope systematics of H2O–H2–CO2–CH4 in hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis and their relation to H2 availability were investigated. Two H2-syntrophic cocultures of fermentatively hydrogenogenic ...

    Authors: Tomoyo Okumura, Shinsuke Kawagucci, Yayoi Saito, Yohei Matsui, Ken Takai and Hiroyuki Imachi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:14

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Japanese historical documents reveal that Mw 8 class earthquakes have occurred every 100–150 years along the Suruga and Nankai troughs since the 684 Hakuho earthquake. These earthquakes have commonly caused la...

    Authors: Akihisa Kitamura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016 3:12

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  38. Content type: Review

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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