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Earth System Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Chief editors: Somnath Baidya Roy, Axel Kleidon, Anders Levermann, Valerio Lucarini & Ning Zeng

Earth System Dynamics (ESD) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies that take an interdisciplinary perspective of the functioning of the whole Earth system and global change. The overall behaviour of the Earth system is strongly shaped by the interactions among its various component systems, such as the atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, oceans, pedosphere, lithosphere, and the inner Earth, but also by life and human activity. ESD solicits contributions that investigate these various interactions and the underlying mechanisms, ways how these can be conceptualized, modelled, and quantified, predictions of the overall system behaviour to global changes, and the impacts for its habitability, humanity, and future Earth system management by human decision making.

News
14 Feb 2020 Press release: The Antarctica Factor: model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea-level risk

Sea-level rise due to ice loss in Antarctica could become a major risk for coastal protection even in the near term, scientists say. Within this century already, due to Antarctica alone, global sea level might rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century. This is a finding of an exceptionally comprehensive comparison of state-of-the-art computer models from around the world.

14 Feb 2020 Press release: The Antarctica Factor: model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea-level risk

Sea-level rise due to ice loss in Antarctica could become a major risk for coastal protection even in the near term, scientists say. Within this century already, due to Antarctica alone, global sea level might rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century. This is a finding of an exceptionally comprehensive comparison of state-of-the-art computer models from around the world.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Recent papers
03 Apr 2020
The Half-order Energy Balance Equation, Part 1: The homogeneous HEBE and long memories
Shaun Lovejoy
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-12,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-12, 2020
Preprint under review for ESD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 Apr 2020
The Half-order Energy Balance Equation, Part 2:The inhomogeneous HEBE and 2D energy balance models
Shaun Lovejoy
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-13,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-13, 2020
Preprint under review for ESD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 Apr 2020
Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming
Nico Wunderling, Jonathan F. Donges, Jürgen Kurths, and Ricarda Winkelmann
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2020-18, 2020
Preprint under review for ESD (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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02 Apr 2020
Biases in the albedo sensitivity to deforestation in CMIP5 models and their impacts on the associated historical Radiative Forcing
Quentin Lejeune, Edouard L. Davin, Grégory Duveiller, Bas Crezee, Ronny Meier, Alessandro Cescatti, and Sonia I. Seneviratne
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2019-94,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2019-94, 2020
Preprint under review for ESD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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01 Apr 2020
Intensification of the hydrological cycle expected in West Africa over the 21st century
Stella Todzo, Adeline Bichet, and Arona Diedhiou
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 319–328, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-319-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-319-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
20 Mar 2020
Back to the future II: tidal evolution of four supercontinent scenarios
Hannah S. Davies, J. A. Mattias Green, and Joao C. Duarte
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 291–299, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-291-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-291-2020, 2020
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25 Feb 2020
Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics
Miguel D. Mahecha, Fabian Gans, Gunnar Brandt, Rune Christiansen, Sarah E. Cornell, Normann Fomferra, Guido Kraemer, Jonas Peters, Paul Bodesheim, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jonathan F. Donges, Wouter Dorigo, Lina M. Estupinan-Suarez, Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez, Martin Gutwin, Martin Jung, Maria C. Londoño, Diego G. Miralles, Phillip Papastefanou, and Markus Reichstein
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 201–234, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-201-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-201-2020, 2020
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11 Feb 2020
A multi-model analysis of teleconnected crop yield variability in a range of cropping systems
Matias Heino, Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Christoph Müller, Toshichika Iizumi, and Matti Kummu
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 113–128, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-113-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-113-2020, 2020
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17 Jan 2020
ESD Ideas: Why are glaciations slower than deglaciations?
Christine Ramadhin and Chuixiang Yi
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 13–16, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-13-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-13-2020, 2020
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04 Dec 2019
Societal breakdown as an emergent property of large-scale behavioural models of land use change
Calum Brown, Bumsuk Seo, and Mark Rounsevell
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 809–845, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-809-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-809-2019, 2019
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