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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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