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.
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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.
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.