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Solid Earth An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Executive editors: J. Huw Davies, Joachim Gottsmann, Antonio Jordán, CharLotte Krawczyk & Elias Samankassou

Solid Earth (SE) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of multidisciplinary research on the composition, structure, and dynamics of the Earth from the surface to the deep interior at all spatial and temporal scales. SE also publishes papers on soil system sciences; however, these papers are limited to the topic of pedogenesis.

Geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, and volcanology

Seismology, seismics, and near-surface geophysics

Soil sciences

Geodesy and geodynamics

Sedimentary geology and geomorphology

Structural geology and tectonics

Highlight articles

This paper presents the results of two experiments of revegetation techniques in context of water erosion and mountainous Mediterranean climate. We studied the interest of a wood chip amendment, applied on soil surface (mulch), and its interaction with plant development. The use of different plant species and the monitoring on three growing seasons (with climatic variations) allow us to specify the interest of wood chip mulch to improve revegetation especially in erosion and drought conditions.

V. Breton, Y. Crosaz, and F. Rey

Salt archives in sediments are critical to understanding a number of geochemical processes in the earth surface conditions. This study presents a physical and geochemical survey into aeolian salts in the Chinese deserts to explore their possible climatic implications. The results suggest the aeolian salts are atmospheric origin without local geological limits. It is a latent indicator in onefold depositional environment but not so in diverse conditions. Palaeoenvironmental use should be careful.

B.-Q. Zhu

We integrated fish-scale pits with mulching to test whether this integration could improve soil water conservation. The results showed that integrating fish-scale pits with mulching could conserve significantly more soil water by increasing infiltration and decreasing evaporation, and showed greater soil water storage and degree of soil water compensation compared to fish-scale pits alone. In addition, jujube branches exerted better mulching effects than maize straw.

H. C. Li, X. D. Gao, X. N. Zhao, P. T. Wu, L. S. Li, Q. Ling, and W. H. Sun

Following the application of organic amendment treatments, the increased organic carbon and total porosity values, as compared to the control treatment, were greater in the loamy sand soil than in the clay loam soil. Moreover, compared to the microbial respiration of control plots, the application of municipal solid waste resulted in higher levels of microbial respiration from the clay loam soil than from the loamy sand soil, whereas the reverse was found for alfalfa residue.

N. Yazdanpanah

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. 95% of the park is managed as wilderness. This paper examines the impacts of trampling on the vegetation and soil along selected trails. Trail widening and soil loss are the most visible types of trail degradation. Insights into the influence of different factors (use level, topography) can lead to the selection of appropriate management measures to avoid or minimize negative consequences.

J. Svajda, S. Korony, I. Brighton, S. Esser, and S. Ciapala


Institutional agreement for SE authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

11 Jan 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

Workflow of SE reorganized

10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to SE by the end of the year.

Citable video publications for SE authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal SE authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

Image credits (all distributed via Full moon over Etna's fire: Severine Furst | Rockscape: Martin Reiser | Pool inside a rift: Stefano Urbani | Helvetic Nappes of Switzerland: Kurt Stuewe | Terra rossa: Antonio Jordán | Riding the Wave: Katrina Sauer

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