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Chief editors: Kirsten Elger, David Carlson, Kenneth Mankoff, Giuseppe M.R. Manzella, Hanqin Tian & Yuyu Zhou
eISSN: ESSD 1866-3516, ESSDD 1866-3591

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: 11.815
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IF 5-year value: 12.880
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CiteScore value: 13.8
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h5-index value: 57
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News
06 Sep 2022 Atmospheric science chief editor to join ESSD?

We need one additional volunteer: a chief editor for atmospheric sciences. Read more.

06 Sep 2022 Atmospheric science chief editor to join ESSD?

We need one additional volunteer: a chief editor for atmospheric sciences. Read more.

10 Aug 2022 Elevation change of the Antarctic Ice Sheet: 1985 to 2020

The longest observational record available to study the mass balance of the Earth’s ice sheets comes from satellite altimeters. This record consists of multiple satellite missions with different measurements and quality, and it must be cross-calibrated and integrated into a consistent record for scientific use. In this newly-published paper, the authors present a novel approach for generating such a record providing a seamless record of elevation change for the Antarctic Ice Sheet that spans the period 1985 to 2020.

10 Aug 2022 Elevation change of the Antarctic Ice Sheet: 1985 to 2020

The longest observational record available to study the mass balance of the Earth’s ice sheets comes from satellite altimeters. This record consists of multiple satellite missions with different measurements and quality, and it must be cross-calibrated and integrated into a consistent record for scientific use. In this newly-published paper, the authors present a novel approach for generating such a record providing a seamless record of elevation change for the Antarctic Ice Sheet that spans the period 1985 to 2020.

04 Jul 2022 Join the open-data revolution

ESSD is looking for editors! Interested in land, ice, ocean, atmosphere, or climate data? Looking for an opportunity to serve your community while advancing your career? Do you offer curiosity, flexibility, and geniality, coupled with a commitment to open-access principles? Read more.

04 Jul 2022 Join the open-data revolution

ESSD is looking for editors! Interested in land, ice, ocean, atmosphere, or climate data? Looking for an opportunity to serve your community while advancing your career? Do you offer curiosity, flexibility, and geniality, coupled with a commitment to open-access principles? Read more.

Recent papers
07 Oct 2022
The Active Faults of Eurasia Database (AFEAD): the ontology and design behind the continental-scale dataset
Egor Zelenin, Dmitry Bachmanov, Sofya Garipova, Vladimir Trifonov, and Andrey Kozhurin
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4489–4503, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4489-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4489-2022, 2022
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07 Oct 2022
Integrated ecohydrological hydrometric and stable water isotope data of a drought-sensitive mixed land use lowland catchment
Doerthe Tetzlaff, Aaron Smith, Lukas Kleine, David Dubbert, Jonas Freymueller, Hauke Daempfling, and Chris Soulsby
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-304,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-304, 2022
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06 Oct 2022
SGD-SM 2.0: an improved seamless global daily soil moisture long-term dataset from 2002 to 2022
Qiang Zhang, Qiangqiang Yuan, Taoyong Jin, Meiping Song, and Fujun Sun
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4473–4488, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4473-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4473-2022, 2022
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06 Oct 2022
An ensemble of 48 physically perturbed model estimates of the 1/8° terrestrial water budget over the conterminous United States, 1980–2015
Hui Zheng, Wenli Fei, Zong-Liang Yang, Jiangfeng Wei, Long Zhao, and Lingcheng Li
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-133,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-133, 2022
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05 Oct 2022
Hydro-PE: gridded datasets of historical and future Penman-Monteith potential evaporation for the United Kingdom
Emma L. Robinson, Matthew J. Brown, Alison L. Kay, Rosanna A. Lane, Rhian Chapman, Victoria A. Bell, and Eleanor M. Blyth
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-288,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-288, 2022
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