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Managing editor: Tom Coulthard
Editors: Niels Hovius, Douglas Jerolmack, Andreas Lang, Heather Viles & A. Joshua West
eISSN: ESurf 2196-632X, ESurfD 2196-6338

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research on the physical, chemical, and biological processes shaping Earth's surface and their interactions on all scales.

The main subject areas of ESurf comprise field measurements, remote sensing, and experimental and numerical modelling of Earth surface processes, and their interactions with the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere. ESurf prioritizes studies with general implications for Earth surface science and especially values contributions that straddle discipline boundaries, enhance theory–observation feedback, and/or apply basic principles from physics, chemistry, or biology.

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.

For authors revising papers we also appreciate that there may be delays in responding – if this generates any issues please get in touch with the editorial team – we are very happy to help.

Many thanks and best wishes, the ESurf executive editors on behalf of the editorial board

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IF 5-year value: 4.929
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CiteScore value: 6.5
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From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

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Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-66,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-66, 2022
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02 Dec 2022
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Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 1195–1209, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1195-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1195-2022, 2022
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Evolution of an Alpine proglacial river during seven decades of deglaciation quantified from photogrammetric and LiDAR digital elevation models
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Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-63,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2022-63, 2022
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02 Dec 2022
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Size, shape and orientation matter: fast and semi-automatic measurement of grain geometries from 3D point clouds
Philippe Steer, Laure Guerit, Dimitri Lague, Alain Crave, and Aurélie Gourdon
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 1211–1232, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1211-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1211-2022, 2022
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04 Apr 2022
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Comparing the transport-limited and ξq models for sediment transport
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In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.