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  1. Content type: Research

    Japan and Russia have deeply rooted cultural traditions regarding natural landscape appreciation, share a common border, and have areas with similar natural environments. They differ, however, in cultural, his...

    Authors: Elena G Petrova, Yury V Mironov, Yoji Aoki, Hajime Matsushima, Satoshi Ebine, Katsunori Furuya, Anastasia Petrova, Norimasa Takayama and Hirofumi Ueda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:6

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    Constraints on the Earth’s composition and on its radiogenic energy budget come from the detection of geoneutrinos. The Kamioka Liquid scintillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND) and Borexino experiments rece...

    Authors: Virginia Strati, Marica Baldoncini, Ivan Callegari, Fabio Mantovani, William F McDonough, Barbara Ricci and Gerti Xhixha

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:5

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  3. Content type: Review

    Determining the sound velocity of iron under extreme thermodynamic conditions is essential for a proper interpretation of seismic observations of the Earth’s core but is experimentally challenging. Here, we re...

    Authors: Daniele Antonangeli and Eiji Ohtani

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:3

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  4. Content type: Review

    The advent of new satellite missions, ground-based instrumentation networks, and the development of whole atmosphere models over the past decade resulted in a paradigm shift in understanding the variability of...

    Authors: Jens Oberheide, Kazuo Shiokawa, Subramanian Gurubaran, William E Ward, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Michael J Kosch, Jonathan J Makela and Hisao Takahashi

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

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  5. Content type: Review

    We review the biochemical and physiological bases of the use of carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions as an approach for environmental and ecological studies. Biochemical processes commonly observed in the...

    Authors: Naohiko Ohkouchi, Nanako O Ogawa, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Eitaro Wada

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2015 2:1

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  6. Content type: Research

    Of all terrestrial media (including vegetation and the atmosphere), soil is the largest store of carbon. Soils also have important functions such as water storage and plant support roles. However, at present, ...

    Authors: Yasushi Mori, Atsushi Fujihara and Kazuto Yamagishi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:30

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  7. Content type: Review

    Changes in the natural environment that are the result of human activities are becoming evident. Since these changes are interrelated and can not be investigated without interdisciplinary collaboration between...

    Authors: Tomohiro Hajima, Michio Kawamiya, Michio Watanabe, Etsushi Kato, Kaoru Tachiiri, Masahiro Sugiyama, Shingo Watanabe, Hideki Okajima and Akinori Ito

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:29

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  8. Content type: Research

    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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  9. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the role of snowmelt runoff on water circulation, water mass formation, and the production of cultured scallop larvae, as a part of a land-sea linkage, by analyzing hydrological data in...

    Authors: Satoshi Nakada, Katsuhisa Baba, Masatoshi Sato, Masafumi Natsuike, Yoichi Ishikawa, Toshiyuki Awaji, Koji Koyamada and Sei-Ichi Saitoh

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:25

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    Colloids and their association with analogue elements, uranium, and rare earth elements (REEs), in deep granitic groundwater were investigated at the Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory (MIU). Groundwater...

    Authors: Takashi Munemoto, Kazuaki Ohmori and Teruki Iwatsuki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:28

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  12. Content type: Review

    This paper presents an overview of the main advances in the Key Questions identified by the Task Group ‘What is the Solar Influence on Climate’ by the SCOSTEP CAWSES-II science program. We go through different...

    Authors: Annika Seppälä, Katja Matthes, Cora E Randall and Irina A Mironova

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:24

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  13. Content type: Review

    Long-term trends in the mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere are areas of research of increasing importance both because they are sensitive indicators of climatic change and because they affect satellite-b...

    Authors: Jan Laštovička, Gufran Beig and Daniel R Marsh

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:21

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  14. Content type: Review

    This article reviews the development of a global non-hydrostatic model, focusing on the pioneering research of the Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM). Very high resolution global atmospheric...

    Authors: Masaki Satoh, Hirofumi Tomita, Hisashi Yashiro, Hiroaki Miura, Chihiro Kodama, Tatsuya Seiki, Akira T Noda, Yohei Yamada, Daisuke Goto, Masahiro Sawada, Takemasa Miyoshi, Yosuke Niwa, Masayuki Hara, Tomoki Ohno, Shin-ichi Iga, Takashi Arakawa…

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    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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  16. Content type: Research

    The tropopause inversion layer (TIL) is a persistent layer with high static stability. Although some mechanisms for the formation of the TIL have been proposed, the time evolution of the TIL under realistic co...

    Authors: Shigenori Otsuka, Megumi Takeshita and Shigeo Yoden

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:19

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  17. Content type: Research

    A campaign was conducted from 23 July to 5 August 2010 to measure atmospheric precipitable water vapor (PWV) using five Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, stationed at four different locations in Jakar...

    Authors: Eugenio Realini, Kazutoshi Sato, Toshitaka Tsuda, Susilo and Timbul Manik

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:17

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  18. Content type: Research

    This paper reports simultaneous observations of ionospheric scintillation during an auroral substorm that were made using an all-sky full-color digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera (ASC) and a Global Posit...

    Authors: Keisuke Hosokawa, Yuichi Otsuka, Yasunobu Ogawa and Takuya Tsugawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:16

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  19. Content type: Research

    We quantitatively investigated the eighth century heavy metal pollution in Heijo-kyo (Ancient Nara), the first large, international city of Japan. In this metropolis, mercury, copper, and lead levels in soil w...

    Authors: Hodaka Kawahata, Shusuke Yamashita, Kyoko Yamaoka, Takashi Okai, Gen Shimoda and Noboru Imai

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:15

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  20. Content type: Research

    Understanding oceanic responses to typhoons and the impacts those responses have on the typhoons themselves is important so that typhoon predictions performed using numerical models and typhoon forecasts can b...

    Authors: Akiyoshi Wada, Tomohiro Uehara and Shiro Ishizaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:11

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  21. Content type: Research

    Accurate determination of denudation rates is important in understanding Earth surface system dynamics. In situ produced cosmogenic nuclides, such as 10Be and 26Al, provide a valuable insight but are not entirely...

    Authors: Atsunori Nakamura, Yusuke Yokoyama, Kazuyo Shiroya, Yosuke Miyairi and Hiroyuki Matsuzaki

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:9

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  22. Content type: Research

    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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  23. Content type: Review

    In the past few decades, chemosynthetic ecosystems at deep-sea hydrothermal vents have received attention as plausible analogues to the early ecosystems of Earth, as well as to extraterrestrial ecosystems. The...

    Authors: Kentaro Nakamura and Ken Takai

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2014 1:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    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

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