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Chief editors: Kirsten Elger, David Carlson, Ken 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.

IF value: 11.815
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IF 5-year value: 12.880
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News
21 Mar 2023 The consolidated European synthesis of CH4 and N2O emissions for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990–2019

This study updates the state-of-the-art scientific overview of CH4 and N2O emissions in the EU27 and UK in Petrescu et al. (2021a). Yearly updates are needed to improve the different respective approaches and to inform on the development of formal verification systems. Read more.

21 Mar 2023 The consolidated European synthesis of CH4 and N2O emissions for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990–2019

This study updates the state-of-the-art scientific overview of CH4 and N2O emissions in the EU27 and UK in Petrescu et al. (2021a). Yearly updates are needed to improve the different respective approaches and to inform on the development of formal verification systems. Read more.

07 Mar 2023 National CO2 budgets (2015–2020) inferred from atmospheric CO2 observations in support of the global stocktake

Nations need to track their emissions and removals of CO2 over time to determine whether emission reduction actions are having the intended effect of reducing national CO2 emissions. These national CO2 emissions include fossil fuel emissions as well as emissions and removals of CO2 from the terrestrial biosphere (terrestrial carbon stocks), which are impacted by deforestation (CO2 emissions) and reforestation or improved land stewardship (CO2 removals). In this study, observed variations in atmospheric CO2 concentrations are used to infer "top-down" net emissions and removals of CO2 for more than 100 countries across the world during 2015–2020.

07 Mar 2023 National CO2 budgets (2015–2020) inferred from atmospheric CO2 observations in support of the global stocktake

Nations need to track their emissions and removals of CO2 over time to determine whether emission reduction actions are having the intended effect of reducing national CO2 emissions. These national CO2 emissions include fossil fuel emissions as well as emissions and removals of CO2 from the terrestrial biosphere (terrestrial carbon stocks), which are impacted by deforestation (CO2 emissions) and reforestation or improved land stewardship (CO2 removals). In this study, observed variations in atmospheric CO2 concentrations are used to infer "top-down" net emissions and removals of CO2 for more than 100 countries across the world during 2015–2020.

14 Feb 2023 Journal website facelift

In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.

14 Feb 2023 Journal website facelift

In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.

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31 Mar 2023
A 29-year time series of annual 300 m resolution plant-functional-type maps for climate models
Kandice L. Harper, Céline Lamarche, Andrew Hartley, Philippe Peylin, Catherine Ottlé, Vladislav Bastrikov, Rodrigo San Martín, Sylvia I. Bohnenstengel, Grit Kirches, Martin Boettcher, Roman Shevchuk, Carsten Brockmann, and Pierre Defourny
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 1465–1499, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1465-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1465-2023, 2023
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31 Mar 2023
EURADCLIM: the European climatological high-resolution gauge-adjusted radar precipitation dataset
Aart Overeem, Else van den Besselaar, Gerard van der Schrier, Jan Fokke Meirink, Emiel van der Plas, and Hidde Leijnse
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 1441–1464, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1441-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1441-2023, 2023
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31 Mar 2023
Decadal Growth in Emission Load of Major Air Pollutants in Delhi
Saroj Kumar Sahu, Poonam Mangaraj, and Gufran Beig
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-90,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-90, 2023
Preprint under review for ESSD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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30 Mar 2023
A GeoNEX-based high-spatiotemporal-resolution product of land surface downward shortwave radiation and photosynthetically active radiation
Ruohan Li, Dongdong Wang, Weile Wang, and Ramakrishna Nemani
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 1419–1436, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1419-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1419-2023, 2023
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30 Mar 2023
Journals with open-discussion forums are excellent educational resources for peer review training exercises
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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 1437–1440, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1437-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-1437-2023, 2023
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