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Managing editor:
Tom
Coulthard
Editors: Niels Hovius, Douglas Jerolmack, Andreas Lang, Heather Viles & A. Joshua West

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research on the physical, chemical, and biological processes shaping Earth's surface and their interactions on all scales.

The main subject areas of ESurf comprise field measurements, remote sensing, and experimental and numerical modelling of Earth surface processes, and their interactions with the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere. ESurf prioritizes studies with general implications for Earth surface science and especially values contributions that straddle discipline boundaries, enhance theory–observation feedback, and/or apply basic principles from physics, chemistry, or biology.

Dear colleagues, due to the current coronavirus situation, we are experiencing unusual challenges and delays in manuscript handling and reviewing, for which we would like to ask for your understanding.

For authors revising papers we also appreciate that there may be delays in responding – if this generates any issues please get in touch with the editorial team – we are very happy to help.

Many thanks and best wishes, the ESurf executive editors on behalf of the editorial board

IF value: 4.390
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IF 5-year value: 4.813
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CiteScore value: 6.8
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h5-index value: 28
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30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

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08 Jan 2021 Groundwater erosion of coastal gullies along the Canterbury coast (New Zealand): a rapid and episodic process controlled by rainfall intensity and substrate variability

The authors study coastal gullies along the Canterbury coast of New Zealand using field observations, sample analyses, drones, satellites, geophysical instruments and modelling. They show that these coastal gullies form when rainfall intensity is higher than 40 mm per day.

08 Jan 2021 Groundwater erosion of coastal gullies along the Canterbury coast (New Zealand): a rapid and episodic process controlled by rainfall intensity and substrate variability

The authors study coastal gullies along the Canterbury coast of New Zealand using field observations, sample analyses, drones, satellites, geophysical instruments and modelling. They show that these coastal gullies form when rainfall intensity is higher than 40 mm per day.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Recent papers
16 Sep 2021
Landslide-lake outburst floods accelerate downstream hillslope slippage
Wentao Yang, Jian Fang, and Jing Liu-Zeng
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1251–1262, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1251-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1251-2021, 2021
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15 Sep 2021
Short communication: Analytical models for 2D landscape evolution
Philippe Steer
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1239–1250, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1239-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1239-2021, 2021
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15 Sep 2021
CNN for image-based sediment detection applied to a large terrestrial and airborne dataset
Xingyu Chen, Marwan A. Hassan, and Xudong Fu
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-67,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-67, 2021
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Sep 2021
The relative influence of dune aspect ratio and beach width on dune erosion as a function of storm duration and surge level
Michael Itzkin, Laura J. Moore, Peter Ruggiero, Sally D. Hacker, and Reuben G. Biel
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1223–1237, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1223-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1223-2021, 2021
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10 Sep 2021
Bias and error in modelling thermochronometric data: resolving a potential increase in Plio-Pleistocene erosion rate
Sean D. Willett, Frédéric Herman, Matthew Fox, Nadja Stalder, Todd A. Ehlers, Ruohong Jiao, and Rong Yang
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1153–1221, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1153-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1153-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
16 Sep 2021
Landslide-lake outburst floods accelerate downstream hillslope slippage
Wentao Yang, Jian Fang, and Jing Liu-Zeng
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1251–1262, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1251-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1251-2021, 2021
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12 Aug 2021
Dynamics of salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta: results of field observations and integrated coastal–inland modelling
Sepehr Eslami, Piet Hoekstra, Herman W. J. Kernkamp, Nam Nguyen Trung, Dung Do Duc, Hung Nguyen Nghia, Tho Tran Quang, Arthur van Dam, Stephen E. Darby, Daniel R. Parsons, Grigorios Vasilopoulos, Lisanne Braat, and Maarten van der Vegt
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 953–976, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-953-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-953-2021, 2021
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23 Jul 2021
Controls on the rates and products of particle attrition by bed-load collisions
Kimberly Litwin Miller and Douglas Jerolmack
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 755–770, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-755-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-755-2021, 2021
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16 Jun 2021
Rarefied particle motions on hillslopes – Part 1: Theory
David Jon Furbish, Joshua J. Roering, Tyler H. Doane, Danica L. Roth, Sarah G. W. Williams, and Angel M. Abbott
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 539–576, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-539-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-539-2021, 2021
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31 May 2021
Interactions between deforestation, landscape rejuvenation, and shallow landslides in the North Tanganyika–Kivu rift region, Africa
Arthur Depicker, Gerard Govers, Liesbet Jacobs, Benjamin Campforts, Judith Uwihirwe, and Olivier Dewitte
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 445–462, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-445-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-445-2021, 2021
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