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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
IF4.390
IF 5-year value: 4.813
IF 5-year4.813
CiteScore value: 6.8
CiteScore6.8
h5-index value: 28
h5-index28
News
09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

Recent papers
20 May 2022
Development of the morphodynamics on LIA lateral moraines in ten glacier forefields of the Eastern Alps since the 1950s
Sarah Betz-Nutz, Tobias Heckmann, Florian Haas, and Michael Becht
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-24,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-24, 2022
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
12 May 2022
Episodic sediment supply to alluvial fans: implications for fan incision and morphometry
Anya Sophia Leenman and Brett Curtis Eaton
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-267,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-267, 2022
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 May 2022
Organic carbon burial by river meandering partially offsets bank erosion carbon fluxes in a discontinuous permafrost floodplain
Madison M. Douglas, Gen K. Li, Woodward W. Fischer, Joel C. Rowland, Preston C. Kemeny, A. Joshua West, Jon Schwenk, Anastasia P. Piliouras, Austin J. Chadwick, and Michael P. Lamb
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 421–435, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-421-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-421-2022, 2022
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09 May 2022
Effect of hydro-climate variation on biofilm dynamic and impact in intertidal environment
Elena Bastianon, Julie A. Hope, Robert M. Dorrell, and Daniel R. Parsons
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-251,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-251, 2022
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
04 May 2022
A template to obtain information on gravitational mass movements from the spectrograms of the seismic signals generated
Emma Suriñach and E. Leticia Flores-Márquez
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-10,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-10, 2022
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
04 Apr 2022
| Highlight paper
Comparing the transport-limited and ξq models for sediment transport
Jean Braun
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 301–327, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-301-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-301-2022, 2022
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30 Sep 2021
| Highlight paper
Escarpment retreat rates derived from detrital cosmogenic nuclide concentrations
Yanyan Wang and Sean D. Willett
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1301–1322, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1301-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1301-2021, 2021
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30 Sep 2021
| Highlight paper
Sand mining far outpaces natural supply in a large alluvial river
Christopher R. Hackney, Grigorios Vasilopoulos, Sokchhay Heng, Vasudha Darbari, Samuel Walker, and Daniel R. Parsons
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1323–1334, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1323-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1323-2021, 2021
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16 Sep 2021
| Highlight paper
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
| Highlight paper
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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