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Executive editors: Paolo Tarolli, Maria Ana Baptista, Heidi Kreibich, Bruce D. Malamud & Uwe Ulbrich

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) is a not-for-profit interdisciplinary and international journal dedicated to the public discussion and open-access publication of high-quality studies and original research on natural hazards and their consequences. Embracing a holistic Earth system science approach, NHESS serves a wide and diverse community of research scientists, practitioners, and decision makers concerned with detection of natural hazards, monitoring and modelling, vulnerability and risk assessment, and the design and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, including economical, societal, and educational aspects.

IF value: 4.345
IF4.345
IF 5-year value: 4.337
IF 5-year4.337
CiteScore value: 5.8
CiteScore5.8
h5-index value: 43
h5-index43
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.

22 Sep 2021 Maria Ana Baptista becomes new executive editor of NHESS

We welcome Maria Ana Baptista as a new executive editor of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS).

22 Sep 2021 Maria Ana Baptista becomes new executive editor of NHESS

We welcome Maria Ana Baptista as a new executive editor of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS).

Recent papers
27 Jan 2022
Compound inland flood events: different pathways, different impacts and different coping options
Annegret H. Thieken, Guilherme Samprogna Mohor, Heidi Kreibich, and Meike Müller
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 165–185, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-165-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-165-2022, 2022
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27 Jan 2022
Establishing the timings of individual rainfall-triggered landslides using Sentinel-1 satellite radar data
Katy Burrows, Odin Marc, and Dominique Remy
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2022-21,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2022-21, 2022
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Jan 2022
Modelling the compound flood hydrodynamics under mesh convergence and future storm surge events in Brisbane River Estuary, Australia
Usman Khalil, Shuqing Yang, Muttucumaru Sivakumar, Keith Enever, Muhammad Zain Bin Riaz, and Mariam Sajid
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-284,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-284, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
Analysis of seismic strain releases related to tidal stress before the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake
Xuezhong Chen, Yane Li, and Lijuan Chen
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-405,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-405, 2022
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 Jan 2022
A sanity check for earthquake recurrence models used in PSHA of slowly deforming regions: the case of SW Iberia
Margarida Ramalho, Luis Matias, Marta Neres, Michele M. C. Carafa, Alexandra Carvalho, and Paula Teves-Costa
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 117–138, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-117-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-117-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
10 Dec 2021
Modelling the volcanic ash plume from Eyjafjallajökull eruption (May 2010) over Europe: evaluation of the benefit of source term improvements and of the assimilation of aerosol measurements
Matthieu Plu, Guillaume Bigeard, Bojan Sič, Emanuele Emili, Luca Bugliaro, Laaziz El Amraoui, Jonathan Guth, Beatrice Josse, Lucia Mona, and Dennis Piontek
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3731–3747, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3731-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3731-2021, 2021
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29 Oct 2021
Brief communication: Effective earthquake early warning systems: appropriate messaging and public awareness roles
Meng Zhang, Xue Qiao, Barnabas C. Seyler, Baofeng Di, Yuan Wang, and Ya Tang
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3243–3250, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3243-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3243-2021, 2021
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19 Oct 2021
Assessment of direct economic losses of flood disasters based on spatial valuation of land use and quantification of vulnerabilities: a case study on the 2014 flood in Lishui city of China
Haixia Zhang, Weihua Fang, Hua Zhang, and Lu Yu
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3161–3174, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3161-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3161-2021, 2021
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18 Oct 2021
Evaluating integrated water management strategies to inform hydrological drought mitigation
Doris E. Wendt, John P. Bloomfield, Anne F. Van Loon, Margaret Garcia, Benedikt Heudorfer, Joshua Larsen, and David M. Hannah
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3113–3139, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3113-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3113-2021, 2021
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05 Oct 2021
An ensemble of state-of-the-art ash dispersion models: towards probabilistic forecasts to increase the resilience of air traffic against volcanic eruptions
Matthieu Plu, Barbara Scherllin-Pirscher, Delia Arnold Arias, Rocio Baro, Guillaume Bigeard, Luca Bugliaro, Ana Carvalho, Laaziz El Amraoui, Kurt Eschbacher, Marcus Hirtl, Christian Maurer, Marie D. Mulder, Dennis Piontek, Lennart Robertson, Carl-Herbert Rokitansky, Fritz Zobl, and Raimund Zopp
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2973–2992, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2973-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2973-2021, 2021
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