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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
21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

14 Dec 2021 Estimating population and urban areas at risk of coastal hazards, 1990–2015: how data choices matter

New estimates of population and land area by settlement types within low-elevation coastal zones (LECZs) based on four sources of population data, four sources of settlement data and four sources of elevation data for the years 1990, 2000 and 2015. The paper describes the sensitivity of these estimates and discusses the fitness of use guiding user decisions.

14 Dec 2021 Estimating population and urban areas at risk of coastal hazards, 1990–2015: how data choices matter

New estimates of population and land area by settlement types within low-elevation coastal zones (LECZs) based on four sources of population data, four sources of settlement data and four sources of elevation data for the years 1990, 2000 and 2015. The paper describes the sensitivity of these estimates and discusses the fitness of use guiding user decisions.

06 Dec 2021 ESSD in the media during COP 26

ESSD data descriptions made a splash during UNFCCC COP 26 meetings in Glasgow. Those following press coverage of the conference will have noticed journalists' attention to the global carbon budget, global emissions inventory, comparisons of bottom-up emissions to atmospheric inversions, documentation of agricultural emissions within "the farm" versus those arising from post-harvest processing, definitive products from Europe's Joint Research Council (e.g. EDGAR) and from UN's FAO, etc. – all recently published by or currently evaluated within ESSD.

06 Dec 2021 ESSD in the media during COP 26

ESSD data descriptions made a splash during UNFCCC COP 26 meetings in Glasgow. Those following press coverage of the conference will have noticed journalists' attention to the global carbon budget, global emissions inventory, comparisons of bottom-up emissions to atmospheric inversions, documentation of agricultural emissions within "the farm" versus those arising from post-harvest processing, definitive products from Europe's Joint Research Council (e.g. EDGAR) and from UN's FAO, etc. – all recently published by or currently evaluated within ESSD.

Recent papers
21 Jan 2022
The ABCflux database: Arctic–boreal CO2 flux observations and ancillary information aggregated to monthly time steps across terrestrial ecosystems
Anna-Maria Virkkala​​​​​​​, Susan M. Natali, Brendan M. Rogers, Jennifer D. Watts, Kathleen Savage, Sara June Connon, Marguerite Mauritz, Edward A. G. Schuur, Darcy Peter, Christina Minions, Julia Nojeim, Roisin Commane, Craig A. Emmerton, Mathias Goeckede, Manuel Helbig, David Holl, Hiroki Iwata, Hideki Kobayashi, Pasi Kolari, Efrén López-Blanco, Maija E. Marushchak, Mikhail Mastepanov, Lutz Merbold, Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Matthias Peichl, Torsten Sachs, Oliver Sonnentag, Masahito Ueyama, Carolina Voigt, Mika Aurela, Julia Boike, Gerardo Celis, Namyi Chae, Torben R. Christensen, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, Sigrid Dengel, Han Dolman, Colin W. Edgar, Bo Elberling, Eugenie Euskirchen, Achim Grelle, Juha Hatakka, Elyn Humphreys, Järvi Järveoja, Ayumi Kotani, Lars Kutzbach, Tuomas Laurila, Annalea Lohila, Ivan Mammarella, Yojiro Matsuura, Gesa Meyer, Mats B. Nilsson, Steven F. Oberbauer, Sang-Jong Park, Roman Petrov, Anatoly S. Prokushkin, Christopher Schulze, Vincent L. St. Louis, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, William Quinton, Andrej Varlagin, Donatella Zona, and Viacheslav I. Zyryanov
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 179–208, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-179-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-179-2022, 2022
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21 Jan 2022
A comprehensive dataset of microbial abundance, dissolved organic carbon, and nitrogen in Tibetan Plateau glaciers
Yongqin Liu, Pengcheng Fang, Bixi Guo, Mukan Ji, Pengfei Liu, Guannan Mao, Baiqing Xu, Shichang Kang, and Junzhi Liu
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-10,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-10, 2022
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jan 2022
Correcting Thornthwaite potential evapotranspiration using a global grid of local coefficients to support temperature-based estimations of reference evapotranspiration and aridity indices
Vassilis Aschonitis, Dimos Touloumidis, Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis, and Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 163–177, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-163-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-163-2022, 2022
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20 Jan 2022
A New Operational Mediterranean Diurnal Optimally Interpolated SST Product within the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service
Andrea Pisano, Daniele Ciani, Salvatore Marullo, Rosalia Santoleri, and Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-462,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-462, 2022
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jan 2022
Last interglacial sea-level proxies in the Korean Peninsula
Woo Hun Ryang, Alexander R. Simms, Hyun Ho Yoon, Seung Soo Chun, and Gee Soo Kong
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 117–142, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-117-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-117-2022, 2022
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