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Lateral variation of the uppermost oceanic plate in the outer-rise region of the Northwest Pacific Ocean inferred from Po-to-s converted waves

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Young Researcher Award and EPS Excellent Paper Award were announced.

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It has been known that Po waveforms are complicated due to high-frequency scattering within the mantle, but Tonegawa et al (2018) attempted to retrieve Po-to-s (Pos) waves converted at crust-related interfaces by cross-correlating Po wave coda from the radial and vertical components. As a result, their results successfully showed the retrieval of Pos waves from the basement and oceanic Moho, and also demonstrated the effectiveness of this new approach by revealing lateral variations of Pos-wave emergence and layer-dependent shear wave anisotropy from the outer-rise to seaward regions. 

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EPS Young Researcher Award 2017

Hisashi Hayakawa wins the award as the first author of the following paper. 

Records of sunspot and aurora during CE 960–1279 in the Chinese chronicle of the Sòng dynasty​​​​​​​
Hisashi Hayakawa, Harufumi Tamazawa, Akito Davis Kawamura and Hiroaki Isobe

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EPS Excellent Paper Award 2017

The following paper wins the award.  

Simultaneous observation of the electron acceleration and ion deceleration over lunar magnetic anomalies
Yoshifumi Saito, Masaki N. Nishino, Masaki Fujimoto, Tadateru Yamamoto,Shoichiro Yokota, Hideo Tsunakawa, Hidetoshi Shibuya, Masaki Matsushima, Hisayoshi Shimizu, Futoshi Takahashi

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Understanding and forecasting phreatic eruptions driven by magmatic degassing

Stix and de Moor (2018) compiled recent studies of phreatic eruptions and proposed two endmembers for phreatic systems. Type 1 systems are characterized by a sealed hydrothermal system. Injection of magmatic fluids causes pressurization of the hydrothermal system and eventual rupture of the seal, generating ballistics and fine ash. For a Type 2 system, input of magmatic fluids into a near-surface hydrothermal system vaporizes liquid water, promoting eruptions which emit wet ash, lahars, and or ballistics. Since injection of magmatic fluids and rupture of hydrothermal seals are key processes, monitoring of broadband seismicity and gas ratios is the most useful approach to forecast phreatic eruptions.

This paper is published in the special issue on the 2015 eruption of Hakone volcano. They consider Hakone has a type 1 system referring to the chronology reported by Mannen et al. [2018].

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