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

Journal metrics

IF value: 3.928
IF3.928
IF 5-year value: 3.864
IF 5-year
3.864
CiteScore value: 6.2
CiteScore
6.2
SNIP value: 1.469
SNIP1.469
IPP value: 4.21
IPP4.21
SJR value: 1.666
SJR1.666
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 21
Scimago H
index
21
h5-index value: 23
h5-index23
ESurf cover
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

News
14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

16 Jul 2020 Press Release: Weaving Indigenous knowledge with scientific research – a balanced approach

A review published in Earth Surface Dynamics offers a roadmap for weaving together Indigenous knowledge with modern research, with a focus on the geosciences. Read more.

16 Jul 2020 Press Release: Weaving Indigenous knowledge with scientific research – a balanced approach

A review published in Earth Surface Dynamics offers a roadmap for weaving together Indigenous knowledge with modern research, with a focus on the geosciences. Read more.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

Recent papers
26 Oct 2020
Topographic controls on divide migration, stream capture, and diversification in riverine life
Nathan J. Lyons, Pedro Val, James S. Albert, Jane K. Willenbring, and Nicole M. Gasparini
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 893–912, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-893-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-893-2020, 2020
Short summary
26 Oct 2020
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. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2020-87,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2020-87, 2020
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
23 Oct 2020
Ice sheet and palaeoclimate controls on drainage network evolution: an example from Dogger Bank, North Sea
Andy R. Emery, David M. Hodgson, Natasha L. M. Barlow, Jonathan L. Carrivick, Carol J. Cotterill, Janet C. Richardson, Ruza F. Ivanovic, and Claire L. Mellett
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 869–891, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-869-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-869-2020, 2020
Short summary
21 Oct 2020
Experimental study of sediment supply control on step formation, evolution, and stability
Matteo Saletti and Marwan A. Hassan
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 855–868, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-855-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-855-2020, 2020
Short summary
20 Oct 2020
Transport-limited fluvial erosion – simple formulation and efficient numerical treatment
Stefan Hergarten
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 841–854, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-841-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-841-2020, 2020
Short summary
Highlight articles
26 Oct 2020
Topographic controls on divide migration, stream capture, and diversification in riverine life
Nathan J. Lyons, Pedro Val, James S. Albert, Jane K. Willenbring, and Nicole M. Gasparini
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 893–912, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-893-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-893-2020, 2020
Short summary
25 Sep 2020
Dominant process zones in a mixed fluvial–tidal delta are morphologically distinct
Mariela Perignon, Jordan Adams, Irina Overeem, and Paola Passalacqua
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 809–824, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-809-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-809-2020, 2020
Short summary
22 Sep 2020
Timing of exotic, far-traveled boulder emplacement and paleo-outburst flooding in the central Himalayas
Marius L. Huber, Maarten Lupker, Sean F. Gallen, Marcus Christl, and Ananta P. Gajurel
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 769–787, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-769-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-769-2020, 2020
Short summary
11 Sep 2020
Current glacier recession causes significant rockfall increase: the immediate paraglacial response of deglaciating cirque walls
Ingo Hartmeyer, Robert Delleske, Markus Keuschnig, Michael Krautblatter, Andreas Lang, Lothar Schrott, and Jan-Christoph Otto
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 729–751, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-729-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-729-2020, 2020
Short summary
11 Sep 2020
A 6-year lidar survey reveals enhanced rockwall retreat and modified rockfall magnitudes/frequencies in deglaciating cirques
Ingo Hartmeyer, Markus Keuschnig, Robert Delleske, Michael Krautblatter, Andreas Lang, Lothar Schrott, Günther Prasicek, and Jan-Christoph Otto
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 753–768, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-753-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-753-2020, 2020
Short summary
Publications Copernicus