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Chief editors: Kirsten Elger, David Carlson, 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
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IF 5-year value: 11.909
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CiteScore value: 12.6
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News
12 May 2022 Greenland Geothermal Heat Flow Database and Map (Version 1)

The authors assemble all available geothermal heat flow measurements collected in and around Greenland into a new database. They use this database of point measurements, in combination with other geophysical datasets, to model geothermal heat flow in and around Greenland.

12 May 2022 Greenland Geothermal Heat Flow Database and Map (Version 1)

The authors assemble all available geothermal heat flow measurements collected in and around Greenland into a new database. They use this database of point measurements, in combination with other geophysical datasets, to model geothermal heat flow in and around Greenland.

26 Apr 2022 Global Carbon Budget 2021 published

After preprint posting in November 2021 and public discussion, the final-revised version of the Global Carbon Budget has been published.

26 Apr 2022 Global Carbon Budget 2021 published

After preprint posting in November 2021 and public discussion, the final-revised version of the Global Carbon Budget has been published.

07 Feb 2022 Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation

Global mean sea-level change observed from 1993 to 2016 (mean rate of 3.05 mm yr−1) matches the combined effect of changes in water density (thermal expansion) and ocean mass. Ocean-mass change has been assessed through the contributions from glaciers, ice sheets, and land water storage or directly from satellite data since 2003.

07 Feb 2022 Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation

Global mean sea-level change observed from 1993 to 2016 (mean rate of 3.05 mm yr−1) matches the combined effect of changes in water density (thermal expansion) and ocean mass. Ocean-mass change has been assessed through the contributions from glaciers, ice sheets, and land water storage or directly from satellite data since 2003.

Recent papers
25 May 2022
HydroSat: geometric quantities of the global water cycle from geodetic satellites
Mohammad J. Tourian, Omid Elmi, Yasin Shafaghi, Sajedeh Behnia, Peyman Saemian, Ron Schlesinger, and Nico Sneeuw
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2463–2486, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2463-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2463-2022, 2022
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24 May 2022
Historical reconstruction of background air pollution over France for 2000–2015
Elsa Real, Florian Couvidat, Anthony Ung, Laure Malherbe, Blandine Raux, Alicia Gressent, and Augustin Colette
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2419–2443, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2419-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2419-2022, 2022
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24 May 2022
Wave attenuation potential, sediment properties and mangrove growth dynamics data over Guyana's intertidal mudflats: assessing the potential of mangrove restoration works
Üwe S. N. Best, Mick van der Wegen, Jasper Dijkstra, Johan Reyns, Bram C. van Prooijen, and Dano Roelvink
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2445–2462, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2445-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2445-2022, 2022
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24 May 2022
A global terrestrial evapotranspiration product based on the three-temperature model with fewer input parameters and no calibration requirement
Leiyu Yu, Guo Yu Qiu, Chunhua Yan, Wenli Zhao, Zhendong Zou, Jinshan Ding, Longjun Qin, and Yujiu Xiong
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-171,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-171, 2022
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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24 May 2022
Forest structure and individual tree inventories of north-eastern Siberia along climatic gradients
Timon Miesner, Ulrike Herzschuh, Luidmila A. Pestryakova, Mareike Wieczorek, Evgenii S. Zakharov, Alexei I. Kolmogorov, Paraskovya V. Davydova, and Stefan Kruse
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-152,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-152, 2022
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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