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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: 5.748
IF5.748
IF 5-year value: 6.450
IF 5-year6.450
CiteScore value: 9.3
CiteScore9.3
h5-index value: 65
h5-index65
News
21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

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

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

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

Recent papers
26 Jan 2022
Aquifer recharge in the Piedmont Alpine zone: historical trends and future scenarios
Elisa Brussolo, Elisa Palazzi, Jost von Hardenberg, Giulio Masetti, Gianna Vivaldo, Maurizio Previati, Davide Canone, Davide Gisolo, Ivan Bevilacqua, Antonello Provenzale, and Stefano Ferraris
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 407–427, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-407-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-407-2022, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
Seamless streamflow model provides forecasts at all scales from daily to monthly and matches the performance of non-seamless monthly model
David McInerney, Mark Thyer, Dmitri Kavetski, Richard Laugesen, Fitsum Woldemeskel, Narendra Tuteja, and George Kuczera
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-589,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-589, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Jan 2022
Response of catchment water storage capacity to the prolonged meteorological drought and asymptotic climate variation
Jing Tian, Zhengke Pan, Shenglian Guo, and Jun Wang
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-646,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-646, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 Jan 2022
Evaporation front and its motion
Jiří Mls
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 397–406, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-397-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-397-2022, 2022
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25 Jan 2022
Investigating the effects of herbaceous root types on the soil detachment process at the species level
Jian-Fang Wang, Bing Wang, Yan-Fen Yang, Guo-Bin Liu, Feng-Bao Zhang, and Nu-Fang Fang
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2022-30, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
24 Jan 2022
Hydrology without dimensions
Amilcare Porporato
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 355–374, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-355-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-355-2022, 2022
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06 Jan 2022
Improved representation of agricultural land use and crop management for large-scale hydrological impact simulation in Africa using SWAT+
Albert Nkwasa, Celray James Chawanda, Jonas Jägermeyr, and Ann van Griensven
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 71–89, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-71-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-71-2022, 2022
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06 Dec 2021
Assessing the dependence structure between oceanographic, fluvial, and pluvial flooding drivers along the United States coastline
Ahmed A. Nasr, Thomas Wahl, Md Mamunur Rashid, Paula Camus, and Ivan D. Haigh
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6203–6222, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6203-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6203-2021, 2021
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11 Nov 2021
Feedback mechanisms between precipitation and dissolution reactions across randomly heterogeneous conductivity fields
Yaniv Edery, Martin Stolar, Giovanni Porta, and Alberto Guadagnini
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5905–5915, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5905-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5905-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
Relative humidity gradients as a key constraint on terrestrial water and energy fluxes
Yeonuk Kim, Monica Garcia, Laura Morillas, Ulrich Weber, T. Andrew Black, and Mark S. Johnson
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5175–5191, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5175-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5175-2021, 2021
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