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Earth Surface Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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  • IF value: 2.000 IF 2.000
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  • CiteScore<br/> value: 1.84 CiteScore
    1.84
  • SNIP value: 0.628 SNIP 0.628
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  • IPP value: 1.689 IPP 1.689
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Scheduled special issues

The following special issues are scheduled for publication in ESurf and its discussion forum ESurfD:

4-D reconstruction of earth surface processes: multi-temporal and multi-spatial high-resolution topography
14 Jun 2016–30 Jun 2017 | Guest editors: A. Eltner, A. Kaiser, F. Neugirg, D. Vericat, C. Castillo, M. Smith, and T. Coulthard | Information


This special issue aims to demonstrate the advantages of high-resolution topography (e.g. SfM-MVS and lidar methods) to measure and understand earth surface processes at multiple temporal and spatial scales. Rapid, flexible and straightforward data acquisition and processing without extensive expert knowledge enable capturing and monitoring of geomorphic processes at unprecedented scales. Thereby, the potential of novel process insights due to the achievable temporal scales at simultaneous high spatial resolution is of interest. The special issue invites submissions that fit within the scope of 4-D (space and time) topographic reconstruction to inform geomorphological process understanding, though manuscripts that also identify new applications and developments in data acquisition and post-processing are welcome.

Two centuries of modelling across scales (SE/ESurf Inter-Journal SI)
01 Nov 2015–01 Nov 2017 | Guest editors: S. Buiter and A. Lang | Information


Two hundred years ago Sir James Hall provided an explanation for folded rocks at the east coast of Scotland by laterally pushing together pieces of cloth and clay in boxes. This demonstration laid the foundations for utilizing analogue models as a tool for better understanding geological processes and initiated the field of modelling in the Earth sciences. Since then models have become an integral part of many disciplines and are routinely used to gain insights into processes that defy observation, such as those that occur inside the Earth, over long timescales, and/or over large spatial regions. Models have proven to be invaluable for stimulating new ideas, testing hypotheses that would otherwise not be testable, as well as understanding fundamental processes and exploring them in a quantitative manner.

The special issue "Two centuries of modelling across scales" aims at bringing together review articles on modelling in the fields of tectonics, geomorphology, volcanology, rock physics, and geodynamics that emphasise historical developments and current highlights, or explore limitations and future challenges.

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