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  1. The definitive existence of a giant impact crater, two times larger than the Chixulub crater in the Yucatan peninsula, from an extraterrestrial origin, 1.6 km beneath Wilkes Land, East Antarctica, remain contr...

    Authors: Jaroslav Klokočník, Jan Kostelecký and Aleš Bezděk
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:135
  2. Horizontal crustal strain in the Tohoku area during the twentieth century based on triangulation showed N–S extension and E–W contraction was not significant. This feature was one of the reasons why the 2011 T...

    Authors: Takeshi Sagiya, Nobuhisa Matta and Yusaku Ohta
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:120
  3. The real-time estimation of polar motion (PM) is needed for the navigation of Earth satellite and interplanetary spacecraft. However, it is impossible to have real-time information due to the complexity of the...

    Authors: Sadegh Modiri, Santiago Belda, Robert Heinkelmann, Mostafa Hoseini, José M. Ferrándiz and Harald Schuh
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:115
  4. The Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has shown potential for precise positioning with a comparable accuracy to that of the Global Positioning System (GPS) at the centimeter level for the horizontal c...

    Authors: Kemin Zhu, Lei Zhao, Wei Wang, Shoujian Zhang, Renli Liu and Jinling Wang
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:112
  5. In recent years, numerical weather models have shown the potential to provide a good representation of the electrically neutral atmosphere. This fact has been exploited for the modeling of space geodetic obser...

    Authors: Thalia Nikolaidou, Kyriakos Balidakis, Felipe Nievinski, Marcelo Santos and Harald Schuh
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:95
  6. The 2016 moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake demonstrated that multiple fault segments can undergo rupture during a single seismic event. Here, we employ Global Positioning System (GPS) observations ...

    Authors: Zhongshan Jiang, Dingfa Huang, Linguo Yuan, Abubakr Hassan, Lupeng Zhang and Zhongrong Yang
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:62
  7. In this paper, we propose an inverse method for full gravity gradient tensor data in the spherical coordinate system. As opposed to the traditional gravity inversion in the Cartesian coordinate system, our pro...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Yulong Wu, Jianguo Yan, Haoran Wang, J. Alexis P. Rodriguez and Yue Qiu
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:58
  8. On August 8, 2017, the Jiuzhaigou Mw 6.5 earthquake occurred in Sichuan province, southwestern China, along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. The epicenter is surrounded by the Minjiang, Huya, and Taz...

    Authors: Zhaosheng Nie, Di-Jin Wang, Zhige Jia, Pengfei Yu and Liangfa Li
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:55
  9. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission measures the combined gravity signal of several overlapping processes. A common approach to separate the hydrological signal in previous ic...

    Authors: Tanghua Li, Patrick Wu, Hansheng Wang, Lulu Jia and Holger Steffen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:41
  10. Belonging to the Cameroon Volcanic Line (CVL), the western part of Cameroon is an active volcanic zone with volcanic eruptions and deadly gas emissions. The volcanic flows generally cover areas and bury struct...

    Authors: Jean Marcel, Jean Marcel Abate Essi, Philippe Njandjock Nouck, Oumarou Sanda and Eliézer Manguelle-Dicoum
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:42
  11. The Atotsugawa fault system is one of the best-known active faults in Japan. However, revealing the interseismic velocity field in and around the Atotsugawa fault system with high spatial resolution is challen...

    Authors: Youichiro Takada, Takeshi Sagiya and Takuya Nishimura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:32
  12. GNSS atmospheric water vapor monitoring is not yet routinely performed in Italy, particularly at the regional scale. However, in order to support the activities of regional environmental protection agencies, t...

    Authors: Stefano Barindelli, Eugenio Realini, Giovanna Venuti, Alessandro Fermi and Andrea Gatti
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:28
  13. Rigid transformation including rotation and translation can be elegantly represented by a unit dual quaternion. Thus, a non-differential model of the Helmert transformation (3D seven-parameter similarity trans...

    Authors: Huaien Zeng, Xing Fang, Guobin Chang and Ronghua Yang
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:26
  14. The water in Earth’s mantle is closely related with plate subduction and volcanism. Recent studies revealed that the mantle wedge corner at approximately 30 km depth holds high-pressure water, where many slow ...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Takehito Suzuki, Yuichi Imanishi, Shuhei Okubo, Xinlin Zhang, Miwako Ando, Atsushi Watanabe, Mamoru Saka, Chiaki Kato, Shuichi Oomori and Yoshifumi Hiraoka
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:25
  15. In the gravity sensor of a superconducting gravimeter, a superconducting sphere as a test mass is levitated in a magnetic field. Such a sensor is susceptible to applied horizontal as well as vertical accelerat...

    Authors: Yuichi Imanishi, Kazunari Nawa, Yoshiaki Tamura and Hiroshi Ikeda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:9
  16. We installed two global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antennas on a research vessel, the RYOFU MARU of the Japan Meteorological Agency, and conducted experimental observations to assess the GNSS-derived ...

    Authors: Yoshinori Shoji, Kazutoshi Sato, Masanori Yabuki and Toshitaka Tsuda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:153
  17. The performance of Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) global gravity field models (GGMs), at the end of GOCE mission covering 42 months, is evaluated using geoid undulations and f...

    Authors: Patroba Achola Odera and Yoichi Fukuda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:135
  18. Detailed wave-like spatial patterns of atmospheric propagation delay signals associated with mountain lee waves were detected in Hokkaido and Tohoku by synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (InSAR) wit...

    Authors: Youhei Kinoshita, Yu Morishita and Yukiko Hirabayashi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:104
  19. The southern annular mode (SAM) in the atmosphere and the Antarctic circumpolar current (ACC) in the ocean play decisive roles in the climatic system of the mid- to high-latitude southern hemisphere. Using the...

    Authors: Jen-Ru Liau and Benjamin F. Chao
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:93
  20. We conduct a two-dimensional numerical experiment on the lower crust under an intraplate strike-slip fault based on laboratory-derived power-law rheologies considering the effects of grain size and water. To ...

    Authors: Xuelei Zhang and Takeshi Sagiya
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:82
  21. We investigated the post-seismic surface displacement of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake around the Kanto Plain (including the capital area of Japan), which is located approximately 400 km from the epicenter, using...

    Authors: Kazuya Ishitsuka, Toshifumi Matsuoka, Takuya Nishimura, Takeshi Tsuji and Tamer ElGharbawi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:81
  22. (U–Th)/He thermochronometric analyses were performed across the southern part of the Northeast Japan Arc for reconstructing the long-term uplift and denudation history in the region. Apatite (U–Th–Sm)/He ages ...

    Authors: Shigeru Sueoka, Takahiro Tagami and Barry P. Kohn
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:79
  23. A laser strainmeter with a 1500-m baseline was constructed at an underground site in Kamioka, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and has been operating since August 2016. The laser interferometer measures the change in d...

    Authors: Akito Araya, Akiteru Takamori, Wataru Morii, Kouseki Miyo, Masatake Ohashi, Kazuhiro Hayama, Takashi Uchiyama, Shinji Miyoki and Yoshio Saito
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:77
  24. We adopt Poisson wavelets for regional gravity field recovery using data acquired from various observational techniques; the method combines data of different spatial resolutions and coverage, and various spec...

    Authors: Yihao Wu, Zhicai Luo, Wu Chen and Yongqi Chen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:34
  25. In Northeast Japan, it remains a puzzle to reconcile the mismatch between long-term (geological) uplift and late-interseismic and coseismic subsidence associated with the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. To explain thi...

    Authors: Akinori Hashima and Toshinori Sato
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:23
  26. This study develops a three-dimensional viscoelastic model using the finite element method to understand the postseismic deformation that followed the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. The question of understanding ...

    Authors: Hisashi Suito
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:21

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:55

  27. Kinematic analysis of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data is useful for the extraction of crustal deformation phenomena occurring over short timescales ranging from seconds to 1 day, such as coseism...

    Authors: Yu’ichiro Hirata and Yusaku Ohta
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:203
  28. An MJMA6.5 earthquake (foreshock) and MJMA7.3 earthquake (mainshock) struck Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14, 2016, and April 16, 2016. To evaluate the effect of crustal deformation due to the earthquake on the As...

    Authors: Taku Ozawa, Eisuke Fujita and Hideki Ueda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:186
  29. The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, including an Mw-7 right-lateral earthquake on April 15 (UTC), occurred along faults within the Beppu−Shimabara graben in central Kyushu, Japan. Previous studies showed that the g...

    Authors: Kazuma Mochizuki and Yuta Mitsui
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:177
  30. Series of earthquakes including three M w > 6 earthquakes occurred in Kumamoto prefecture in the middle of the Kyushu island, Japan. In order to reveal the associated crustal deformation s...

    Authors: Yuji Himematsu and Masato Furuya
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:169

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:196

  31. The current work describes the combined data of three field campaigns, spanning 2009–2013. Their joint gravity and GPS observations thoroughly cover the sites of lithospheric flexure between the Sichuan Basin ...

    Authors: Yawen She, Guangyu Fu, Zhuohua Wang, Tai Liu, Changyi Xu and Honglin Jin
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:163
  32. We investigated the effects of elastic heterogeneity on coseismic deformation associated with the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake, Japan, using a 3-D finite element model, incorporating the geometry of regional pla...

    Authors: Akinori Hashima, Thorsten W. Becker, Andrew M. Freed, Hiroshi Sato and David A. Okaya
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:159
  33. Postseismic deformation of the 2003 Tokachi-oki earthquake (M w 8.0) has been observed by GNSS. We analyzed the deformation observed in Hokkaido in the 2nd to the 7th year following the 20...

    Authors: Yuji Itoh and Takuya Nishimura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:156
  34. A GPS/acoustic (GPS/A) geodetic observation technique allows us to determine far offshore plate motion in order to understand the mechanism of megathrust earthquakes. In this technique, the distance between a ...

    Authors: Ryosuke Azuma, Fumiaki Tomita, Takeshi Iinuma, Motoyuki Kido and Ryota Hino
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:143
  35. It is of great interest to numerous geophysical studies that the time series of global gravity field models derived from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) data remains uninterrupted after the end...

    Authors: João Teixeira da Encarnação, Daniel Arnold, Aleš Bezděk, Christoph Dahle, Eelco Doornbos, Jose van den IJssel, Adrian Jäggi, Torsten Mayer-Gürr, Josef Sebera, Pieter Visser and Norbert Zehentner
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:127
  36. We perform terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to detect changes in surface morphology of a mud volcano in Murono, north-central Japan. The study site underwent significant deformation by a strong earthquake in 2...

    Authors: Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Nobuhisa Matta
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:114
  37. Space-geodetic techniques at radio wavelength, such as global navigation satellite systems and very long baseline interferometry (VLBI), suffer from refractivity of the Earth’s atmosphere. These highly dynamic...

    Authors: Sebastian Halsig, Thomas Artz, Andreas Iddink and Axel Nothnagel
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:106
  38. Investigation of ionospheric anomalies during equatorial and low latitude is of major concern for modeling and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) applications. Total electron content (TEC) varies with t...

    Authors: J. R. K. Kumar Dabbakuti, Venkata Ratnam Devanaboyina and S. Ramesh Kanchumarthi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:94
  39. The Swarm satellites are equipped with state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, which are used for the precise geolocation of the magnetic and electric field instruments, as well as for the ...

    Authors: Jose van den IJssel, Biagio Forte and Oliver Montenbruck
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:85
  40. The aim of this study is to find an effective way to expand the ground tracking network of satellite laser ranging on the assumption that a new station is added to the existing network. Realistic numbers of ob...

    Authors: Toshimichi Otsubo, Koji Matsuo, Yuichi Aoyama, Keiko Yamamoto, Thomas Hobiger, Toshihiro Kubo-oka and Mamoru Sekido
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:65
  41. The number of tectonic plates on Earth described in the literature has expanded greatly since the start of the plate tectonic era, when only about a dozen plates were considered in global models of present-day...

    Authors: Christopher G. A. Harrison
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:37

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