Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the publication of articles on original research data (sets), furthering the reuse of high-quality data of benefit to Earth system sciences. The editors encourage submissions on original data or data collections which are of sufficient quality and have potential to contribute to these aims. The journal maintains sections for regular-length articles, brief communications (e.g. on additions to data sets) and commentaries, as well as review articles and special issues.
This short commentary draws on ESSD author, reviewer and editor experiences over its first 10 years of operation to define guidelines, requirements and benefits of the ESSD processes.
This study updates the state-of-the-art scientific overview of CH4 and N2O emissions in the EU27 and UK in Petrescu et al. (2021a). Yearly updates are needed to improve the different respective approaches and to inform on the development of formal verification systems. Read more.
Nations need to track their emissions and removals of CO2 over time to determine whether emission reduction actions are having the intended effect of reducing national CO2 emissions. These national CO2 emissions include fossil fuel emissions as well as emissions and removals of CO2 from the terrestrial biosphere (terrestrial carbon stocks), which are impacted by deforestation (CO2 emissions) and reforestation or improved land stewardship (CO2 removals). In this study, observed variations in atmospheric CO2 concentrations are used to infer "top-down" net emissions and removals of CO2 for more than 100 countries across the world during 2015–2020.
In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.