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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.

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

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News
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.

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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.

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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.

Recent papers
08 Apr 2021
Reconstructing the dynamics of the highly similar May 2016 and June 2019 Iliamna Volcano (Alaska) ice–rock avalanches from seismoacoustic data
Liam Toney, David Fee, Kate E. Allstadt, Matthew M. Haney, and Robin S. Matoza
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 271–293, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-271-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-271-2021, 2021
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01 Apr 2021
Vegetation and climate effects on soil production, chemical weathering, and physical erosion rates
Mirjam Schaller and Todd Alan Ehlers
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-22,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-22, 2021
Preprint under review for ESurf (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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31 Mar 2021
Climatic controls on mountain glacier basal thermal regimes dictate spatial patterns of glacial erosion
Jingtao Lai and Alison M. Anders
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-26, 2021
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30 Mar 2021
Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice
Roberto Fernández and Gary Parker
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 253–269, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021, 2021
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29 Mar 2021
Intensified paraglacial slope failures due to accelerating downwasting of a temperate glacier in Mt. Gongga, Southeastern Tibet Plateau
Yan Zhong, Qiao Liu, Matthew Westoby, Yong Nie, Francesca Pellicciotti, Bo Zhang, Jialun Cai, Guoxiang Liu, Haijun Liao, and Xuyang Lu
Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2021-18, 2021
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Highlight articles
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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08 Dec 2020
Evolution of events before and after the 17 June 2017 rock avalanche at Karrat Fjord, West Greenland – a multidisciplinary approach to detecting and locating unstable rock slopes in a remote Arctic area
Kristian Svennevig, Trine Dahl-Jensen, Marie Keiding, John Peter Merryman Boncori, Tine B. Larsen, Sara Salehi, Anne Munck Solgaard, and Peter H. Voss
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 1021–1038, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-1021-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-1021-2020, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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