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  1. In this study, which was conducted to investigate present-day geological deformations occurring off the central Ryukyu Arc along the Ryukyu Trench (Okinawa-jima) in the vicinity of Japan, we obtained and exami...

    Authors: Kohsaku Arai, Takahiko Inoue and Tomoyuki Sato

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:45

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This study investigates the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on the atmospheric hydrological cycle over the tropical Asian monsoon region (South Asian, Southeast Asian, and western North Pacific monsoons), usi...

    Authors: Hiroshi G. Takahashi, Shingo Watanabe, Makiko Nakata and Toshihiko Takemura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:44

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In 2014, a sediment trap mooring was deployed adjacent to station Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO)’s National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) surface mooring. These data, from July 2014 to July ...

    Authors: Makio C. Honda, Yoshikazu Sasai, Eko Siswanto, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Hidenori Aiki and Meghan F. Cronin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:42

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Four ancient tsunami deposits were identified in a trench excavated on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. Three of the tsunami deposits (T-I, T-II, and T-IV) consist of calcareous sand beds, whereas the other (T...

    Authors: Akihisa Kitamura, Mami Ito, Ryoya Ikuta and Masayuki Ikeda

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:41

    Content type: Research article

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  5. We analyze the hourly rainfall data of 30 rain gauges in Cambodia from 2010 to 2015 to focus on the diurnal pattern of rainfall and its regional characteristics, with the underlying mechanisms inferred from th...

    Authors: Kumiko Tsujimoto, Tetsu Ohta, Kentaro Aida, Katsunori Tamakawa and Monichoth So Im

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:39

    Content type: Research article

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  6. We investigated ship navigation records known as Automatic Identification System (AIS) data near the source region of the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, tsunami. The AIS data of 16 ships in the offshore navigation could ...

    Authors: Daisuke Inazu, Tsuyoshi Ikeya, Takuji Waseda, Toshiyuki Hibiya and Yoshinori Shigihara

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:38

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In summer 2002, abnormally high-temperature events and associated low soil moisture conditions were observed in Northeast Eurasia. In this study, two regional climate model experiments, one with and the other ...

    Authors: Enkhbat Erdenebat and Tomonori Sato

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:37

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The drastic thickening of the barrier layer in the marginal sea off the western coast of Sumatra during the passage of the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) observed during December 2015 is investigated. Before ...

    Authors: Qoosaku Moteki, Masaki Katsumata, Kunio Yoneyama, Kentaro Ando and Takuya Hasegawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:35

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Claimed detections and nondetections of lightning and related electromagnetic emissions on Venus are qualitatively contradictory. Here, motivated by the commencement of observations by the Akatsuki spacecraft ...

    Authors: Ralph D. Lorenz

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:34

    Content type: Review

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  10. We conducted topographic measurements using unmanned aerial vehicles and by terrestrial laser scanning at inaccessible sea cliffs with an overhanging complex shape in eastern Japan. From the repeated measureme...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Obanawa and Yuichi S. Hayakawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:33

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Occurrences of equatorial plasma bubbles (EPBs) and medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) were studied using GPS satellite data-based total electron content mapping, ionograms, and 630 nm al...

    Authors: Hisao Takahashi, Cristiano Max Wrasse, Cosme Alexandre Oliveira Barros Figueiredo, Diego Barros, Mangalathayil Ali Abdu, Yuichi Otsuka and Kazuo Shiokawa

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:32

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Paper with full data attached

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Paper with full data attached

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  40. 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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  41. 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

    Content type: Review

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  42. 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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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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