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Managing editor: Tom Coulthard
Editors: Niels Hovius, Douglas Jerolmack, Andreas Lang, Paola Passalacqua, Wolfgang Schwanghart & A. Joshua West
eISSN: ESurf 2196-632X, ESurfD 2196-6338

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.

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JIF3.4
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CiteScore6.5
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News

05 Apr 2024 10 years of Earth Surface Dynamics: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ESurf, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in the corridor from room D1 to hall X1 on Thursday, 18 April at 18:00. We look forward to seeing you!

05 Apr 2024 10 years of Earth Surface Dynamics: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ESurf, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in the corridor from room D1 to hall X1 on Thursday, 18 April at 18:00. We look forward to seeing you!

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

Recent papers

28 Mar 2024
A physics-based model for fluvial valley width
Jens Martin Turowski, Aaron Bufe, and Stefanie Tofelde
Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 493–514, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-493-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-493-2024, 2024
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26 Mar 2024
An efficient approach for inverting rock exhumation from thermochronologic age–elevation relationship
Yuntao Tian, Lili Pan, Guihong Zhang, and Xinbo Yao
Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 477–492, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-477-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-477-2024, 2024
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25 Mar 2024
Sub-surface processes and heat fluxes at coarse-blocky Murtèl rock glacier (Engadine, eastern Swiss Alps)
Dominik Amschwand, Jonas Wicky, Martin Scherler, Martin Hoelzle, Bernhard Krummenacher, Anna Haberkorn, Christian Kienholz, and Hansueli Gubler
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-172,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-172, 2024
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Mar 2024
Storm surge frequency, magnitude, and cumulative storm beach impact along the U.S. east coast
Rachele Dominguez, Michael Fenster, and John McManus
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-656,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-656, 2024
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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14 Mar 2024
Implications for the resilience of modern coastal systems derived from mesoscale barrier dynamics at Fire Island, New York
Daniel J. Ciarletta, Jennifer L. Miselis, Julie C. Bernier, and Arnell S. Forde
Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 449–475, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-449-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-449-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

30 Jan 2024
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Influence of cohesive clay on wave–current ripple dynamics captured in a 3D phase diagram
Xuxu Wu, Jonathan Malarkey, Roberto Fernández, Jaco H. Baas, Ellen Pollard, and Daniel R. Parsons
Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 231–247, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-231-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-231-2024, 2024
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16 Jan 2024
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Geomorphological and hydrological controls on sediment export in earthquake-affected catchments in the Nepal Himalaya
Emma L. S. Graf, Hugh D. Sinclair, Mikaël Attal, Boris Gailleton, Basanta Raj Adhikari, and Bishnu Raj Baral
Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 135–161, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-135-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-12-135-2024, 2024
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08 Dec 2023
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Alpine hillslope failure in the western US: insights from the Chaos Canyon landslide, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
Matthew C. Morriss, Benjamin Lehmann, Benjamin Campforts, George Brencher, Brianna Rick, Leif S. Anderson, Alexander L. Handwerger, Irina Overeem, and Jeffrey Moore
Earth Surf. Dynam., 11, 1251–1274, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-1251-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-1251-2023, 2023
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10 May 2023
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Constraints on long-term cliff retreat and intertidal weathering at weak rock coasts using cosmogenic 10Be, nearshore topography and numerical modelling
Jennifer R. Shadrick, Dylan H. Rood, Martin D. Hurst, Matthew D. Piggott, Klaus M. Wilcken, and Alexander J. Seal
Earth Surf. Dynam., 11, 429–450, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-429-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-429-2023, 2023
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28 Feb 2023
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Multi-sensor monitoring and data integration reveal cyclical destabilization of the Äußeres Hochebenkar rock glacier
Lea Hartl, Thomas Zieher, Magnus Bremer, Martin Stocker-Waldhuber, Vivien Zahs, Bernhard Höfle, Christoph Klug, and Alessandro Cicoira
Earth Surf. Dynam., 11, 117–147, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-117-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-11-117-2023, 2023
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Notice on the current situation in Ukraine

To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.