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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
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CiteScore value: 12.6
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h5-index value: 41
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News
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.

10 Nov 2021 A comprehensive and synthetic dataset for global, regional, and national greenhouse gas emissions by sector 1970–2018 with an extension to 2019

A team of international researchers has compiled a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions covering nearly 50 years: 1970 to 2018 with provisional extension to 2019.

10 Nov 2021 A comprehensive and synthetic dataset for global, regional, and national greenhouse gas emissions by sector 1970–2018 with an extension to 2019

A team of international researchers has compiled a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions covering nearly 50 years: 1970 to 2018 with provisional extension to 2019.

04 Nov 2021 Global Carbon Budget 2021

Nearly 100 researchers from 70 institutions across 18 nations have – for the 10th consecutive year – synthesized global and regional measurements, national statistics, and model outcomes to submit an updated Global Carbon Budget 2021 to the Earth System Science Data journal.

04 Nov 2021 Global Carbon Budget 2021

Nearly 100 researchers from 70 institutions across 18 nations have – for the 10th consecutive year – synthesized global and regional measurements, national statistics, and model outcomes to submit an updated Global Carbon Budget 2021 to the Earth System Science Data journal.

Recent papers
07 Dec 2021
Global balanced wind derived from SABER temperature and pressure observations and its validations
Xiao Liu, Jiyao Xu, Jia Yue, You Yu, Paulo P. Batista, Vania F. Andrioli, Zhengkuan Liu, Tao Yuan, Chi Wang, Ziming Zou, Guozhu Li, and James M. Russell III
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5643–5661, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5643-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5643-2021, 2021
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07 Dec 2021
Next generation of Bluelink ocean reanalysis with multiscale data assimilation: BRAN2020
Matthew A. Chamberlain, Peter R. Oke, Russell A. S. Fiedler, Helen M. Beggs, Gary B. Brassington, and Prasanth Divakaran
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5663–5688, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5663-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5663-2021, 2021
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07 Dec 2021
GISD30: global 30-m impervious surface dynamic dataset from 1985 to 2020 using time-series Landsat imagery on the Google Earth Engine platform
Xiao Zhang, Liangyun Liu, Tingting Zhao, Yuan Gao, Xidong Chen, and Jun Mi
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-285,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-285, 2021
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Dec 2021
A new snow depth data set over northern China by developing a comprehensive framework using the complex GNSS station networks (GSnow-CHINA v1.0, 2013–2020)
Wei Wan, Jie Zhang, Liyun Dai, Hong Liang, Baojian Liu, Zhizhou Guo, Heng Hu, Ting Yang, and Limin Zhao
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-432,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-432, 2021
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07 Dec 2021
Daily soil moisture mapping at 1 km resolution based on SMAP data for areas affected by desertification in Northern China
Pinzeng Rao, Yicheng Wang, Fang Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaoya Wang, and Zhu Wang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-362,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-362, 2021
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