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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
30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

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
29 Jul 2021
Tectonically and climatically driven mountain-hopping erosion in central Guatemala from detrital 10Be and river profile analysis
Gilles Brocard, Jane Kathrin Willenbring, Tristan Salles, Michael Cosca, Axel Guttiérez-Orrego, Noé Cacao Chiquín, Sergio Morán-Ical, and Christian Teyssier
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 795–822, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-795-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-795-2021, 2021
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28 Jul 2021
Stochastic alluvial fan and terrace formation triggered by a high-magnitude Holocene landslide in the Klados Gorge, Crete
Elena T. Bruni, Richard F. Ott, Vincenzo Picotti, Negar Haghipour, Karl W. Wegmann, and Sean F. Gallen
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 771–793, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-771-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-771-2021, 2021
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28 Jul 2021
The Direction of Erosion
Colin Peter Stark and Gavin John Stark
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-59,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-59, 2021
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jul 2021
Linear stability analysis of plane beds under flows with suspended load
Koji Ohata, Hajime Naruse, and Norihiro Izumi
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-60,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-60, 2021
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Jul 2021
Identification of typical eco-hydrological behaviours using InSAR allows landscape-scale mapping of peatland condition
Andrew Vincent Bradley, Roxane Andersen, Chris Marshall, Andrew Sowter, and David James Large
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-58,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-58, 2021
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Highlight articles
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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15 Apr 2021
Development of smart boulders to monitor mass movements via the Internet of Things: a pilot study in Nepal
Benedetta Dini, Georgina L. Bennett, Aldina M. A. Franco, Michael R. Z. Whitworth, Kristen L. Cook, Andreas Senn, and John M. Reynolds
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 295–315, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-295-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-295-2021, 2021
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12 Mar 2021
The enigma of relict large sorted stone stripes in the tropical Ethiopian Highlands
Alexander R. Groos, Janik Niederhauser, Luise Wraase, Falk Hänsel, Thomas Nauss, Naki Akçar, and Heinz Veit
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 145–166, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-145-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-145-2021, 2021
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