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Executive editors : Theresa Blume, Alberto Guadagnini, Thom Bogaard & Erwin Zehe
eISSN: HESS 1607-7938, HESSD 1812-2116

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
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14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

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°.

Recent papers
18 Aug 2022
Impact of cry wolf effects on social preparedness and the efficiency of flood early warning systems
Yohei Sawada, Rin Kanai, and Hitomu Kotani
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4265–4278, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4265-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4265-2022, 2022
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18 Aug 2022
A multivariate-driven approach for disentangling the reduction in near-natural Iberian water resources post-1980
Amar Halifa-Marín, Miguel A. Torres-Vázquez, Enrique Pravia-Sarabia, Marc Lemus-Canovas, Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero, and Juan Pedro Montávez
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4251–4263, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4251-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4251-2022, 2022
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17 Aug 2022
Quantifying overlapping and differing information of global precipitation for GCM forecasts and El Niño–Southern Oscillation
Tongtiegang Zhao, Haoling Chen, Yu Tian, Denghua Yan, Weixin Xu, Huayang Cai, Jiabiao Wang, and Xiaohong Chen
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4233–4249, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4233-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4233-2022, 2022
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17 Aug 2022
Local moisture recycling across the globe
Jolanda Theeuwen, Arie Staal, Obbe Tuinenburg, Bert Hamelers, and Stefan Dekker
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-612,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-612, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 Aug 2022
Predicting Water Retention Curves for Binary Mixtures – Concept and Application for Constructed Technosols
Moreen Willaredt, Andre Peters, and Thomas Nehls
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-265,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-265, 2022
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Highlight articles
04 Aug 2022
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Bedrock depth influences spatial patterns of summer baseflow, temperature and flow disconnection for mountainous headwater streams
Martin A. Briggs, Phillip Goodling, Zachary C. Johnson, Karli M. Rogers, Nathaniel P. Hitt, Jennifer B. Fair, and Craig D. Snyder
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3989–4011, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3989-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3989-2022, 2022
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08 Jul 2022
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Technical note: Conservative storage of water vapour – practical in situ sampling of stable isotopes in tree stems
Ruth-Kristina Magh, Benjamin Gralher, Barbara Herbstritt, Angelika Kübert, Hyungwoo Lim, Tomas Lundmark, and John Marshall
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3573–3587, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3573-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3573-2022, 2022
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08 Jul 2022
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The Great Lakes Runoff Intercomparison Project Phase 4: the Great Lakes (GRIP-GL)
Juliane Mai, Hongren Shen, Bryan A. Tolson, Étienne Gaborit, Richard Arsenault, James R. Craig, Vincent Fortin, Lauren M. Fry, Martin Gauch, Daniel Klotz, Frederik Kratzert, Nicole O'Brien, Daniel G. Princz, Sinan Rasiya Koya, Tirthankar Roy, Frank Seglenieks, Narayan K. Shrestha, André G. T. Temgoua, Vincent Vionnet, and Jonathan W. Waddell
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3537–3572, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3537-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3537-2022, 2022
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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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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.