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

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 2.649 IF 2.649
  • IF 5-year<br/> value: 2.688 IF 5-year
  • CiteScore<br/> value: 2.64 CiteScore
  • SNIP value: 0.628 SNIP 0.628
  • SJR value: indexed SJR
  • IPP value: 1.689 IPP 1.689
  • h5-index value: 6 h5-index 6

Scheduled special issues

The following special issues are scheduled for publication in ESurf and its discussion forum ESurfD:

From process to signal – advancing environmental seismology
01 Aug 2017–31 Jul 2018 | Guest editors: K. Allstadt, M. Dietze, A. Schöpa, F. Gimbert, J. Turowski, and F. Walter | Information

The first EGU Galileo conference, entitled "From process to signal – advancing environmental seismology" (, was held June 6–9, 2017, in Ohlstadt, Germany. Many leading researchers who apply seismic techniques to Earth surface problems were present, and the state of the art of the field was surveyed, emerging problems were discussed, and relationships were built in a budding specialist community. The special issue collects papers from workshop attendees and beyond, aiming to provide a first point of contact with seismic methods for interested Earth surface scientists.

Two centuries of modelling across scales (SE/ESurf Inter-Journal SI)
01 Nov 2015–01 Nov 2017 | Guest editors: S. Buiter and A. Lang | Information

Two hundred years ago Sir James Hall provided an explanation for folded rocks at the east coast of Scotland by laterally pushing together pieces of cloth and clay in boxes. This demonstration laid the foundations for utilizing analogue models as a tool for better understanding geological processes and initiated the field of modelling in the Earth sciences. Since then models have become an integral part of many disciplines and are routinely used to gain insights into processes that defy observation, such as those that occur inside the Earth, over long timescales, and/or over large spatial regions. Models have proven to be invaluable for stimulating new ideas, testing hypotheses that would otherwise not be testable, as well as understanding fundamental processes and exploring them in a quantitative manner.

The special issue "Two centuries of modelling across scales" aims at bringing together review articles on modelling in the fields of tectonics, geomorphology, volcanology, rock physics, and geodynamics that emphasise historical developments and current highlights, or explore limitations and future challenges.

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