Special Issue "Mechanics of Erosion: Process Response to Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
This Special Issue of Geosciences will document current state-of-knowledge and recent research advances regarding the mechanics of erosion and threshold variations occurring as functions of climatic and human factors that, in many instances, results ultimately in landform alterations.
Of all forces acting on the Earth’s surface, both wind and water play a fundamental role in movement of sediment and shaping the landscape. Climatic and geologic controls often are dominant in weathering processes that liberates debris that becomes available to erosion and transport. During the Holocene, human impacts have become more prominent and in specific settings dominate over natural functions and rates. As human impacts rise, and climate change scenarios present dramatic shifts to habitable and agrarian zones, it is critical that we fully understand the magnitude of changes in erosion thresholds that will result, and our ability to predict potential landscape alterations.
Manuscripts published in this Special Issue of Geosciences include critical reviews of our current understanding of processes in the broad topics of both eolian and fluvial erosion sciences. Topical papers report relevant and current research arenas that are at the forefront of developing methodologies, physical-based modeling for prediction, and climatic or human impacts leading to erosion threshold variations, and ultimately, rates of change in landform evolution.
The Special Issue is open for submission of manuscripts documenting original research in one of the following, or closely-related fields:
- Eolian dynamics, processes of transport and deposition
- Fluvial erosion, river processes, sediment entrainment and wash over land surfaces
- Erosion measurements in natural and anthropogenic settings
- Physically-based models for erosion prediction
- Climate change and resulting changes in erosion thresholds
- Agricultural practice/modeling for erosion reduction
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geosciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Erosion Processes and Mechanics
- Weathering and Transport
- Landform Evolution
- Climatic and Human Impacts
- Physical Models