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Executive editors: Paolo Tarolli, 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
15 Jul 2021 Thank you to the NHESS community

Clarivate Analytics has just released its 2020 journal citation report. We are delighted that Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) now has an impact factor of 4.345 (compared to 3.102 in 2019 and 2.883 in 2018), with a steady increase over the last couple of years.

15 Jul 2021 Thank you to the NHESS community

Clarivate Analytics has just released its 2020 journal citation report. We are delighted that Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) now has an impact factor of 4.345 (compared to 3.102 in 2019 and 2.883 in 2018), with a steady increase over the last couple of years.

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.

04 Dec 2020 20th anniversary of NHESS: 5-minute survey

As part of NHESS' 20th-anniversary activities, we are approaching members of the natural hazards (NH) community to ask your expert opinion on the following: (i) three challenges facing our understanding of natural hazards; (ii) three broad steps or changes needed to address natural hazards and achieve sustainable development goals. Read more.

04 Dec 2020 20th anniversary of NHESS: 5-minute survey

As part of NHESS' 20th-anniversary activities, we are approaching members of the natural hazards (NH) community to ask your expert opinion on the following: (i) three challenges facing our understanding of natural hazards; (ii) three broad steps or changes needed to address natural hazards and achieve sustainable development goals. Read more.

Recent papers
23 Jul 2021
Leveraging multi-model season-ahead streamflow forecasts to trigger advanced flood preparedness in Peru
Colin Keating, Donghoon Lee, Juan Bazo, and Paul Block
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2215–2231, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2215-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2215-2021, 2021
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23 Jul 2021
Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of b values revealed by a data-driven approach for the 17 June 2019 MS 6.0 Changning earthquake sequence, Sichuan, China
Changsheng Jiang, Libo Han, Feng Long, Guijuan Lai, Fengling Yin, Jinmeng Bi, and Zhengya Si
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2233–2244, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2233-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2233-2021, 2021
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23 Jul 2021
A Unified Probabilistic Framework for Volcanic Hazard and Eruption Forecasting
Warner Marzocchi, Jacopo Selva, and Thomas H. Jordan
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-213,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-213, 2021
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Jul 2021
Education, financial aid and awareness can reduce smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to drought under climate change
Marthe L. K. Wens, Anne F. van Loon, Ted I. E. Veldkamp, and Jeroen C. J. H. Aerts
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-216,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-216, 2021
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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21 Jul 2021
A harmonised instrumental earthquake catalogue for Iceland and the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Kristján Jónasson, Bjarni Bessason, Ásdís Helgadóttir, Páll Einarsson, Gunnar B. Guðmundsson, Bryndís Brandsdóttir, Kristín S. Vogfjörd, and Kristín Jónsdóttir
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2197–2214, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2197-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2197-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
15 Jul 2021
Invited perspectives: The ECMWF strategy 2021–2030 challenges in the area of natural hazards
Florian Pappenberger, Florence Rabier, and Fabio Venuti
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2163–2167, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2163-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2163-2021, 2021
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11 May 2021
Invited perspectives: Landslide populations – can they be predicted?
Fausto Guzzetti
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1467–1471, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1467-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1467-2021, 2021
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05 May 2021
Glacier detachments and rock-ice avalanches in the Petra Pervogo range, Tajikistan (1973–2019)
Silvan Leinss, Enrico Bernardini, Mylène Jacquemart, and Mikhail Dokukin
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1409–1429, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1409-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1409-2021, 2021
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10 Mar 2021
A statistical–parametric model of tropical cyclones for hazard assessment
William C. Arthur
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 893–916, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-893-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-893-2021, 2021
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17 Feb 2021
Radar-based assessment of hail frequency in Europe
Elody Fluck, Michael Kunz, Peter Geissbuehler, and Stefan P. Ritz
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 683–701, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-683-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-683-2021, 2021
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