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Executive editors : Theresa Blume, Alberto Guadagnini, Thom Bogaard & Erwin Zehe

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) is a not-for-profit international two-stage open-access journal for the publication of original research in hydrology. HESS encourages and supports fundamental and applied research that advances the understanding of hydrological systems, their role in providing water for ecosystems and society, and the role of the water cycle in the functioning of the Earth system. A multi-disciplinary approach is encouraged that broadens the hydrological perspective and the advancement of hydrological science through integration with other cognate sciences and cross-fertilization across disciplinary boundaries.

IF value: 6.617
IF6.617
IF 5-year value: 7.062
IF 5-year7.062
CiteScore value: 9.4
CiteScore9.4
h5-index value: 70
h5-index70
News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

21 Jun 2022 Bias adjustment and downscaling of snow cover fraction projections from regional climate models using remote sensing for the European Alps

Regional climate models not only provide projections on temperature and precipitation, but also on snow. Here, the authors employed statistical post-processing using satellite observations to reduce bias and uncertainty from model projections of future snow-covered area and duration under different greenhouse gas concentration scenarios for the European Alps. Snow cover area/duration decreased overall in the future, three times more strongly with 4–5° global warming as compared to 1.5–2°.

21 Jun 2022 Bias adjustment and downscaling of snow cover fraction projections from regional climate models using remote sensing for the European Alps

Regional climate models not only provide projections on temperature and precipitation, but also on snow. Here, the authors employed statistical post-processing using satellite observations to reduce bias and uncertainty from model projections of future snow-covered area and duration under different greenhouse gas concentration scenarios for the European Alps. Snow cover area/duration decreased overall in the future, three times more strongly with 4–5° global warming as compared to 1.5–2°.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

Recent papers
01 Jul 2022
Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes
Vili Virkki, Elina Alanärä, Miina Porkka, Lauri Ahopelto, Tom Gleeson, Chinchu Mohan, Lan Wang-Erlandsson, Martina Flörke, Dieter Gerten, Simon N. Gosling, Naota Hanasaki, Hannes Müller Schmied, Niko Wanders, and Matti Kummu
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3315–3336, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3315-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3315-2022, 2022
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01 Jul 2022
A principal component based strategy for regionalisation of precipitation intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) statistics
Kajsa Maria Parding, Rasmus Emil Benestad, Anita Verpe Dyrrdal, and Julia Lutz
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-233,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-233, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Jun 2022
Teaching hydrological modelling: illustrating model structure uncertainty with a ready-to-use computational exercise
Wouter J. M. Knoben and Diana Spieler
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3299–3314, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3299-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3299-2022, 2022
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29 Jun 2022
Spatio-temporal synchronization of heavy rainfall events triggered by atmospheric rivers in North America
Sara M. Vallejo-Bernal, Frederik Wolf, Niklas Boers, Dominik Traxl, Norbert Marwan, and Jürgen Kurths
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-530,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-530, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Jun 2022
Characterization of the highly fractured zone at the Grimsel test site based on hydraulic tomography
Lisa Maria Ringel, Mohammadreza Jalali, and Peter Bayer
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-209,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-209, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
21 Jun 2022
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Morphological controls on surface runoff: an interpretation of steady-state energy patterns, maximum power states and dissipation regimes within a thermodynamic framework
Samuel Schroers, Olivier Eiff, Axel Kleidon, Ulrike Scherer, Jan Wienhöfer, and Erwin Zehe
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3125–3150, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3125-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3125-2022, 2022
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17 Jun 2022
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Agricultural intensification vs. climate change: what drives long-term changes in sediment load?
Shengping Wang, Borbala Szeles, Carmen Krammer, Elmar Schmaltz, Kepeng Song, Yifan Li, Zhiqiang Zhang, Günter Blöschl, and Peter Strauss
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3021–3036, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3021-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3021-2022, 2022
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15 Jun 2022
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The influence of vegetation water dynamics on the ASCAT backscatter–incidence angle relationship in the Amazon
Ashwini Petchiappan, Susan C. Steele-Dunne, Mariette Vreugdenhil, Sebastian Hahn, Wolfgang Wagner, and Rafael Oliveira
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2997–3019, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2997-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2997-2022, 2022
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28 Apr 2022
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HESS Opinions: Chemical transport modeling in subsurface hydrological systems – space, time, and the “holy grail” of “upscaling”
Brian Berkowitz
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2161–2180, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022, 2022
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31 Mar 2022
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Uncertainty estimation with deep learning for rainfall–runoff modeling
Daniel Klotz, Frederik Kratzert, Martin Gauch, Alden Keefe Sampson, Johannes Brandstetter, Günter Klambauer, Sepp Hochreiter, and Grey Nearing
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1673–1693, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1673-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1673-2022, 2022
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Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.