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Chief editors: Kirsten Elger, David Carlson, Jens Klump & Ge Peng

Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the publication of articles on original research data (sets), furthering the reuse of high-quality data of benefit to Earth system sciences. The editors encourage submissions on original data or data collections which are of sufficient quality and have potential to contribute to these aims. The journal maintains sections for regular-length articles, brief communications (e.g. on additions to data sets) and commentaries, as well as review articles and special issues.

This short commentary draws on ESSD author, reviewer and editor experiences over its first 10 years of operation to define guidelines, requirements and benefits of the ESSD processes.

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.

Many thanks and best wishes, the ESSD chief editors on behalf of the editorial board

IF value: 11.333
IF11.333
IF 5-year value: 11.909
IF 5-year11.909
CiteScore value: 12.6
CiteScore12.6
h5-index value: 41
h5-index41
News
25 Aug 2021 EUREC4A

The EUREC4A field campaign, designed to test hypothesized mechanisms by which clouds respond to warming and benchmark next-generation Earth-system models, is presented.

25 Aug 2021 EUREC4A

The EUREC4A field campaign, designed to test hypothesized mechanisms by which clouds respond to warming and benchmark next-generation Earth-system models, is presented.

27 Jul 2021 ESSD seeks a Chief Science Editor

The prominent Copernicus journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is seeking a chief science editor. The science editor will work with executive and managing editors to guide and advance ESSD's role as a leader in publishing high-quality data descriptions. This editorial team serves as ambassadors for the journal throughout multiple communities of the Earth sciences and recruits and supports topical editors.

27 Jul 2021 ESSD seeks a Chief Science Editor

The prominent Copernicus journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is seeking a chief science editor. The science editor will work with executive and managing editors to guide and advance ESSD's role as a leader in publishing high-quality data descriptions. This editorial team serves as ambassadors for the journal throughout multiple communities of the Earth sciences and recruits and supports topical editors.

19 Jul 2021 Greenland ice velocity maps from the PROMICE project

The PROMICE Ice Velocity product is a time series of Greenland Ice Sheet ice velocity mosaics spanning September 2016 to present.

19 Jul 2021 Greenland ice velocity maps from the PROMICE project

The PROMICE Ice Velocity product is a time series of Greenland Ice Sheet ice velocity mosaics spanning September 2016 to present.

Recent papers
24 Sep 2021
A 15-year circum-Antarctic iceberg calving dataset derived from continuous satellite observations
Mengzhen Qi, Yan Liu, Jiping Liu, Xiao Cheng, Yijing Lin, Qiyang Feng, Qiang Shen, and Zhitong Yu
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4583–4601, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4583-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4583-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
Canadian historical Snow Water Equivalent dataset (CanSWE, 1928–2020)
Vincent Vionnet, Colleen Mortimer, Mike Brady, Louise Arnal, and Ross Brown
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4603–4619, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4603-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4603-2021, 2021
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23 Sep 2021
The cooperative IGS RT-GIMs: a reliable estimation of the global ionospheric electron content distribution in real time
Qi Liu, Manuel Hernández-Pajares, Heng Yang, Enric Monte-Moreno, David Roma-Dollase, Alberto García-Rigo, Zishen Li, Ningbo Wang, Denis Laurichesse, Alexis Blot, Qile Zhao, Qiang Zhang, André Hauschild, Loukis Agrotis, Martin Schmitz, Gerhard Wübbena, Andrea Stürze, Andrzej Krankowski, Stefan Schaer, Joachim Feltens, Attila Komjathy, and Reza Ghoddousi-Fard
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4567–4582, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4567-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4567-2021, 2021
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23 Sep 2021
A 30 year monthly 5 km gridded surface elevation time series for the Greenland Ice Sheet from multiple satellite radar altimeters
Baojun Zhang, Zemin Wang, Jiachun An, Tingting Liu, and Hong Geng
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-293,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-293, 2021
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Sep 2021
A multiannual ground temperature dataset covering sixteen high elevation sites (3493–4377 m a.s.l.) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
Alexander R. Groos, Janik Niederhauser, Bruk Lemma, Mekbib Fekadu, Wolfgang Zech, Falk Hänsel, Luise Wraase, Naki Akçar, and Heinz Veit
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-268,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-268, 2021
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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