Earth-Science Reviews

(The TQCC of Earth-Science Reviews is 23. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Atmospheric microplastics: A review on current status and perspectives623
Machine learning methods for landslide susceptibility studies: A comparative overview of algorithm performance475
Response of Tibetan Plateau lakes to climate change: Trends, patterns, and mechanisms258
Phanerozoic paleotemperatures: The earth’s changing climate during the last 540 million years256
Monitoring inland water quality using remote sensing: potential and limitations of spectral indices, bio-optical simulations, machine learning, and cloud computing251
Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios221
Machine learning for digital soil mapping: Applications, challenges and suggested solutions212
Extending full-plate tectonic models into deep time: Linking the Neoproterozoic and the Phanerozoic181
An integrated mineral system model for the gold deposits of the giant Jiaodong province, eastern China174
Secular change and the onset of plate tectonics on Earth171
Redox-sensitive trace metals as paleoredox proxies: A review and analysis of data from modern sediments163
Drought effects on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in global natural ecosystems162
Warming amplification over the Arctic Pole and Third Pole: Trends, mechanisms and consequences157
The occurrence and geoscience of natural hydrogen: A comprehensive review141
A review of black carbon in snow and ice and its impact on the cryosphere138
The evolution of the Patagonian Ice Sheet from 35 ka to the present day (PATICE)137
Neoproterozoic plate tectonic process and Phanerozoic geodynamic evolution of the South China Block132
Tectonic evolution of the Sichuan Basin, Southwest China132
Elevation dependent warming over the Tibetan Plateau: Patterns, mechanisms and perspectives131
The formation and impact of landslide dams – State of the art127
Desiccation cracking of soils: A review of investigation approaches, underlying mechanisms, and influencing factors126
Pollen-based climate reconstruction techniques for late Quaternary studies122
Chlorite in sandstones121
The fate of organic carbon in marine sediments - New insights from recent data and analysis120
A review on freeze-thaw action and weathering of rocks120
Modes of occurrence of elements in coal: A critical evaluation118
Soil and environmental issues in sandy soils118
Deconstructing South China and consequences for reconstructing Nuna and Rodinia115
Measuring, modelling and managing gully erosion at large scales: A state of the art113
Mercury stable isotopes for monitoring the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention on Mercury112
The status and stability of permafrost carbon on the Tibetan Plateau112
Recent advances in carbon dioxide geological storage, experimental procedures, influencing parameters, and future outlook111
Deep learning for geological hazards analysis: Data, models, applications, and opportunities108
Movable oil content evaluation of lacustrine organic-rich shales: Methods and a novel quantitative evaluation model107
Landslide failures detection and mapping using Synthetic Aperture Radar: Past, present and future106
Recent climate and hydrological changes in a mountain–basin system in Xinjiang, China105
Loess landscapes of Europe – Mapping, geomorphology, and zonal differentiation104
Exploring the multiple land degradation pathways across the planet104
Fenton chemistry and reactive oxygen species in soil: Abiotic mechanisms of biotic processes, controls and consequences for carbon and nutrient cycling99
A comprehensive review on deep learning based remote sensing image super-resolution methods97
Fjords as Aquatic Critical Zones (ACZs)97
Extreme weather and climate events in northern areas: A review89
Space-time landslide predictive modelling88
Deep learning in pore scale imaging and modeling88
Leakage risk assessment of a CO2 storage site: A review88
Magmatic perspective on subduction of Paleo-Pacific plate and initiation of big mantle wedge in East Asia87
Position paper: Open web-distributed integrated geographic modelling and simulation to enable broader participation and applications87
Earthquake early warning: Recent advances and perspectives87
Global impact of climate change on soil erosion and potential for adaptation through soil conservation87
Reactive chemical transport simulations of geologic carbon sequestration: Methods and applications85
Sulphate in freshwater ecosystems: A review of sources, biogeochemical cycles, ecotoxicological effects and bioremediation84
Increasing cryospheric hazards in a warming climate83
Tortuosity of porous media: Image analysis and physical simulation83
Increasing glacial lake outburst flood hazard in response to surge glaciers in the Karakoram82
Towards quantification of Holocene anthropogenic land-cover change in temperate China: A review in the light of pollen-based REVEALS reconstructions of regional plant cover81
Lava tubes on Earth, Moon and Mars: A review on their size and morphology revealed by comparative planetology80
Carbon mineralization and geological storage of CO2 in basalt: Mechanisms and technical challenges80
Understanding interactions among climate, water, and vegetation with the Budyko framework79
Needles in a haystack: Detrital zircon U Pb ages and the maximum depositional age of modern global sediment79
Soil moisture retrieval from remote sensing measurements: Current knowledge and directions for the future78
Application of artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineering: A state-of-the-art review78
Multi-stage tectonics and metallogeny associated with Phanerozoic evolution of the South China Block: A holistic perspective from the Youjiang Basin74
Sediment generation and sediment routing systems from a quantitative provenance analysis perspective: Review, application and future development74
Understanding injection-induced seismicity in enhanced geothermal systems: From the coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical process to anthropogenic earthquake prediction74
Geological, geophysical and plate kinematic constraints for models of the India-Asia collision and the post-Triassic central Tethys oceans73
From rainforest to herbland: New insights into land plant responses to the end-Permian mass extinction73
An overview of monitoring methods for assessing the performance of nature-based solutions against natural hazards72
Signatures of early microbial life from the Archean (4 to 2.5 Ga) eon70
Tectono-thermal evolution of the Qilian orogenic system: Tracing the subduction, accretion and closure of the Proto-Tethys Ocean70
Cenozoic evolution of the Qaidam basin and implications for the growth of the northern Tibetan plateau: A review70
The influence of herbaceous vegetation on slope stability – A review69
Dam builders and their works: Beaver influences on the structure and function of river corridor hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecosystems69
An orocline in the eastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt68
New insights on Chinese cave δ18O records and their paleoclimatic significance67
Trace elements in methane-seep carbonates: Potentials, limitations, and perspectives67
Effectiveness of post-fire soil erosion mitigation treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis67
Cenozoic lithospheric architecture and metallogenesis in Southeastern Tibet67
Mélanges through time: Life cycle of the world's largest Archean mélange compared with Mesozoic and Paleozoic subduction-accretion-collision mélanges66
The lower shoreface: Morphodynamics and sediment connectivity with the upper shoreface and beach66
Interactions of Asian mineral dust with Indian summer monsoon: Recent advances and challenges65
Mapping paleocoastlines and continental flooding during the Phanerozoic65
Breaches of embankment and landslide dams - State of the art review64
Andean mountain building since the Late Cretaceous: A paleoelevation reconstruction62
Strontium (87Sr/86Sr) mapping: A critical review of methods and approaches62
Out of Africa: The underrepresentation of African authors in high-impact geoscience literature62
The latest Ordovician Hirnantian brachiopod faunas: New global insights62
A review of Pangaea dispersal and Large Igneous Provinces – In search of a causative mechanism62
Learning from natural sediments to tackle microplastics challenges: A multidisciplinary perspective62
Low-δ18O silicic magmas on Earth: A review61
The deglaciation of the Americas during the Last Glacial Termination60
The magmatic and magmatic-hydrothermal evolution of felsic igneous rocks as seen through Nb-Ta geochemical fractionation, with implications for the origins of rare-metal mineralizations60
Geochemical characterization of ophiolites in the Alpine-Himalayan Orogenic Belt: Magmatically and tectonically diverse evolution of the Mesozoic Neotethyan oceanic crust60
Structural inheritance in the North Atlantic59
Lithosphere thickness controls the extent of mantle melting, depth of melt extraction and basalt compositions in all tectonic settings on Earth – A review and new perspectives59
The Mid-Variscan Allochthon: Keys from correlation, partial retrodeformation and plate-tectonic reconstruction to unlock the geometry of a non-cylindrical belt58
Silicate weathering as a feedback and forcing in Earth's climate and carbon cycle58
A critical review on pore to continuum scale imaging techniques for enhanced shale gas recovery58
Crustal fragmentation, magmatism, and the diachronous opening of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea58
Towards a universal model for orogenic gold systems: A perspective based on Chinese examples with geodynamic, temporal, and deposit-scale structural and geochemical diversity57
Schwertmannite: A review of its occurrence, formation, structure, stability and interactions with oxyanions56
Geochronology of the Paraná-Etendeka large igneous province55
A review of ocean-atmosphere interactions during tropical cyclones in the north Indian Ocean55
SEM petrography of dispersed organic matter in black shales: A review55
Timing and patterns of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event and Late Ordovician mass extinction: Perspectives from South China55
A chronostratigraphic framework for the upper Stormberg Group: Implications for the Triassic-Jurassic boundary in southern Africa54
Rejuvenation of ancient micro-continents during accretionary orogenesis: Insights from the Yili Block and adjacent regions of the SW Central Asian Orogenic Belt54
Subduction initiation from the earliest stages to self-sustained subduction: Insights from the analysis of 70 Cenozoic sites54
Pore-scale controls on hydrological and geochemical processes in peat: Implications on interacting processes54
Exploring a lost ocean in the Tibetan Plateau: Birth, growth, and demise of the Bangong-Nujiang Ocean53
Fluids associated with carbonatitic magmatism: A critical review and implications for carbonatite magma ascent53
A two-phase end-Triassic mass extinction53
Global marine redox evolution from the late Neoproterozoic to the early Paleozoic constrained by the integration of Mo and U isotope records52
Seismic imaging of Northwest Pacific and East Asia: New insight into volcanism, seismogenesis and geodynamics51
Radium isotopes as submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) tracers: Review and recommendations51
Love is in the Earth: A review of tellurium (bio)geochemistry in surface environments51
A comprehensive system of definitions of land surface (topographic) curvatures, with implications for their application in geoscience modelling and prediction51
Albedo reduction as an important driver for glacier melting in Tibetan Plateau and its surrounding areas50
Mesozoic-Cenozoic basin inversion and geodynamics in East China: A review50
Towards an actualistic view of the Crato Konservat-Lagerstätte paleoenvironment: A new hypothesis as an Early Cretaceous (Aptian) equatorial and semi-arid wetland50
Sediment oxygen consumption: Role in the global marine carbon cycle50
Climate variability and floods in China - A review49
Seasonal imprint of Holocene temperature reconstruction on the Tibetan Plateau48
Subduction of oceanic lithosphere in the Alps: Selective and archetypal from (slow-spreading) oceans48
On the prediction of runup, setup and swash on beaches48
Biogeochemical cycling of iron (hydr-)oxides and its impact on organic carbon turnover in coastal wetlands: A global synthesis and perspective48
On the onset of Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) volcanism and environmental and carbon-cycle change at the Triassic–Jurassic transition (Neuquén Basin, Argentina)47
The what, how and why of archaeological coprolite analysis47
Room for improvement: A review and evaluation of 24 soil thermal conductivity parameterization schemes commonly used in land-surface, hydrological, and soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer models46
Mesozoic rifting evolution of SW Gondwana: A poly-phased, subduction-related, extensional history responsible for basin formation along the Argentinean Atlantic margin46
Spatiotemporal forecasting in earth system science: Methods, uncertainties, predictability and future directions46
Determining dominating control mechanisms of inland water carbon cycling processes and associated gross primary productivity on regional and global scales46
Tracing volcanic emissions from the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province in the sedimentary record45
Geomorphometry and terrain analysis: data, methods, platforms and applications45
Magmatic responses to Cretaceous subduction and tearing of the paleo-Pacific Plate in SE China: An overview45
Current status and future perspectives of microplastic pollution in typical cryospheric regions44
Holocene glacial history of Svalbard: Status, perspectives and challenges44
Carbon-cycle changes during the Toarcian (Early Jurassic) and implications for regional versus global drivers of the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event44
Adamastor – an ocean that never existed?44
The influence of ice sheet and solar insolation on Holocene moisture evolution in northern Central Asia44
Landslide monitoring using seismic ambient noise correlation: challenges and applications44
Mantle heterogeneity through Zn systematics in oceanic basalts: Evidence for a deep carbon cycling44
Deep entrapment of buoyant magmas by orogenic tectonic stress: Its role in producing continental crust, adakites, and porphyry copper deposits44
Progress towards an improved Precambrian seawater 87Sr/86Sr curve43
Geodynamics, seismicity, and seismic hazards of the Caucasus43
Aeolian dust transport, cycle and influences in high-elevation cryosphere of the Tibetan Plateau region: New evidences from alpine snow and ice43
Redox changes in the outer Yangtze Sea (South China) through the Hirnantian Glaciation and their implications for the end-Ordovician biocrisis43
Contrasting characteristics, changes, and linkages of permafrost between the Arctic and the Third Pole43
Smartphone assisted fieldwork: Towards the digital transition of geoscience fieldwork using LiDAR-equipped iPhones42
Holocene climatic optimum in the East Asian monsoon region of China defined by climatic stability42
Recent technological and methodological advances for the investigation of landslide dams42
Slabitization: Mechanisms controlling subduction development and viscous coupling42
East Asian lithospheric evolution dictated by multistage Mesozoic flat-slab subduction42
Virtual and digital outcrops in the petroleum industry: A systematic review42
The trace fossil record of the Nama Group, Namibia: Exploring the terminal Ediacaran roots of the Cambrian explosion42
Subduction initiation in the Scotia Sea region and opening of the Drake Passage: When and why?41
Laboratory hydraulic fracturing experiments on crystalline rock for geothermal purposes41
History and evolution of seepage meters for quantifying flow between groundwater and surface water: Part 1 – Freshwater settings41
Modes of climate variability: Synthesis and review of proxy-based reconstructions through the Holocene40
The 1986–2021 paroxysmal episodes at the summit craters of Mt. Etna: Insights into volcano dynamics and hazard40
Soil organic carbon stability under natural and anthropogenic-induced perturbations40
Modelling the spatial correlation of earthquake ground motion: Insights from the literature, data from the 2016–2017 Central Italy earthquake sequence and ground-motion simulations40
Glacier change in China over past decades: Spatiotemporal patterns and influencing factors40
The Iceland Microcontinent and a continental Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Ridge40
Mesozoic intraplate tectonism of East Asia due to flat subduction of a composite terrane slab39
Freshening of the Mediterranean Salt Giant: controversies and certainties around the terminal (Upper Gypsum and Lago-Mare) phases of the Messinian Salinity Crisis39
Origins of kimberlites and carbonatites during continental collision – Insights beyond decoupled Nd-Hf isotopes39
Calibrating the temporal and spatial dynamics of the Ediacaran - Cambrian radiation of animals39
The core of Rodinia formed by the juxtaposition of opposed retreating and advancing accretionary orogens38
Sequence stratigraphy in organic-rich marine mudstone successions using chemostratigraphic datasets38
Widening of the Andes: An interplay between subduction dynamics and crustal wedge tectonics38
Analyses from a validated global U Pb detrital zircon database: Enhanced methods for filtering discordant U Pb zircon analyses and optimizing crystallization age estimates38
Sensing the ocean biological carbon pump from space: A review of capabilities, concepts, research gaps and future developments38
Evolution of a plume-influenced source-to-sink system: An example from the coupled central Emeishan large igneous province and adjacent western Yangtze cratonic basin in the Late Permian, SW China38
Geodynamic controls on magmatic arc migration and quiescence38
Dynamic processes of the curved subduction system in Southeast Asia: A review and future perspective38
The genesis, development, and evolution of original vertical joints in loess37
Drought effects on wet soils in inland wetlands and peatlands37
Permafrost active layer37
Embracing the dynamic nature of soil structure: A paradigm illuminating the role of life in critical zones of the Anthropocene37
Structural and kinematic analysis of Cenozoic rift basins in South China Sea: A synthesis37
New Maps of Global Geological Provinces and Tectonic Plates37
The modern phosphorus cycle informs interpretations of Mesoproterozoic Era phosphorus dynamics37
Monsoon controls on sediment generation and transport: Mass budget and provenance constraints from the Indus River catchment, delta and submarine fan over tectonic and multimillennial timescales37
The biogeochemistry of ferruginous lakes and past ferruginous oceans37
Hydrology of debris-covered glaciers in High Mountain Asia36
Oil content and resource quality evaluation methods for lacustrine shale: A review and a novel three-dimensional quality evaluation model36
Time in the Rock: A field guide to interpreting past events and processes from siliciclastic stratigraphy36
Sea-level fluctuations driven by changes in global ocean basin volume following supercontinent break-up36
Early Cretaceous tectonics across the North Pacific: New insights from multiphase tectonic extension in Eastern Eurasia36
Hybrid Carbonates: in situ abiotic, microbial and skeletal co-precipitates36
Multiple hazards and paths to eruptions: A review of the volcanic system of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy)35
Meteorological aspects of heavy precipitation in relation to floods – An overview35
The first large-scale bioavailable Sr isotope map of China and its implication for provenance studies35
Two-stage mid-Brunhes climate transition and mid-Pleistocene human diversification35
Eastern China continental lithosphere thinning is a consequence of paleo-Pacific plate subduction: A review and new perspectives35
Global variations and controlling factors of soil nitrogen turnover rate35
Archean dome-and-basin style structures form during growth and death of intraoceanic and continental margin arcs in accretionary orogens35
Himalayan leucogranites: A review of geochemical and isotopic characteristics, timing of formation, genesis, and rare metal mineralization35
Correlation of the stratigraphic cover of the Pilbara and Kaapvaal cratons recording the lead up to Paleoproterozoic Icehouse and the GOE34
Compound droughts and hot extremes: Characteristics, drivers, changes, and impacts34
Abrupt ecological shifts of lakes during the Anthropocene34
A review of magmatism and deformation history along the NE Asian margin from ca. 95 to 30 Ma: Transition from the Izanagi to Pacific plate subduction in the early Cenozoic34
Catastrophic soil loss associated with end-Triassic deforestation34
Evolution of the Laurentide and Innuitian ice sheets prior to the Last Glacial Maximum (115 ka to 25 ka)34
Investigations and new insights on earthquake mechanics from fault slip experiments34
Dynamic continuous hydrocarbon accumulation (DCHA): Existing theories and a new unified accumulation model34
Evaluation of physical and chemical proxies used to interpret past glaciations with a focus on the late Paleozoic Ice Age33
Greater Avalonia—latest Ediacaran–Ordovician “peribaltic” terrane bounded by continental margin prisms (“Ganderia,” Harlech Dome, Meguma): Review, tectonic implications, and paleogeography33
Riverbank erosion in cold environments: Review and outlook33
Early Triassic terrestrial tetrapod fauna: a review33
Classification of ignimbrites and their eruptions33
Episodicity and the dance of late Mesozoic magmatism and deformation along the northern circum-Pacific margin: north-eastern Russia to the Cordillera33
Evolution of textures, crystal size distributions and growth rates of plagioclase, clinopyroxene and spinel crystallized at variable cooling rates from a mid-ocean ridge basaltic melt33
Provenance and recycling of Sahara Desert sand33
Mesozoic–Cenozoic tectonic evolution and dynamics of the Songliao Basin, NE Asia: Implications for the closure of the Paleo-Asian Ocean and Mongol-Okhotsk Ocean and subduction of the Paleo-Pacific Oce33
Landslide susceptibility maps of Italy: Lesson learnt from dealing with multiple landslide types and the uneven spatial distribution of the national inventory33
History and evolution of seepage meters for quantifying flow between groundwater and surface water: Part 2 – Marine settings and submarine groundwater discharge32
On the origins of the Iapetus Ocean32
The Late Triassic Extinction at the Norian/Rhaetian boundary: Biotic evidence and geochemical signature32
Two-phased collapse of the shallow-water carbonate factory during the late Pliensbachian–Toarcian driven by changing climate and enhanced continental weathering in the Northwestern Gondwana Margin32
Late-Pleistocene catchment-wide denudation patterns across the European Alps32
Topographic expressions of mantle dynamics in the Mediterranean32
The relationships between tectonics, climate and exhumation in the Central Andes (18–36°S): Evidence from low-temperature thermochronology32
Challenges and enablers for large-scale CO2 storage in chalk formations31
Biological albedo reduction on ice sheets, glaciers, and snowfields31
Conservation, preparation and imaging of diverse ambers and their inclusions31
A global rate of denudation from cosmogenic nuclides in the Earth's largest rivers30
Conjugate volcanic passive margins in the austral segment of the South Atlantic – Architecture and development30
Sulfidic anoxia in the oceans during the Late Ordovician mass extinctions – insights from molybdenum and uranium isotopic global redox proxies30
Coupling between uplift of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt-NE Tibetan Plateau and accumulation of aeolian Red Clay in the inner Asia began at ~7 Ma30
Subduction zone paleoseismology along the Pacific coast of northeast Japan — progress and remaining problems30
Neoproterozoic postglacial paleoenvironment and hydrocarbon potential: A review and new insights from the Doushantuo Formation Sichuan Basin, China30
Shoreface mesoscale morphodynamics: A review30
Sedimentary Ce anomalies: Secular change and implications for paleoenvironmental evolution30
Seismic-fluid detection-a review30
Fold geometry and folding – a review29
Time-dependent recurrence of strong earthquake shaking near plate boundaries: A lake sediment perspective29
Impact of trees and forests on the Devonian landscape and weathering processes with implications to the global Earth's system properties - A critical review29
Arclogites and their role in continental evolution; part 1: Background, locations, petrography, geochemistry, chronology and thermobarometry29
Snowballs in Africa: sectioning a long-lived Neoproterozoic carbonate platform and its bathyal foreslope (NW Namibia)29
The Earth's coda correlation wavefield: Rise of the new paradigm and recent advances29
A synthesis of methane dynamics in thermokarst lake environments29
Integrated detrital rutile and zircon provenance reveals multiple sources for Cambrian sandstones in North Gondwana29
Nitrogen contamination and bioremediation in groundwater and the environment: A review29
Cenozoic uplift and erosion of the Norwegian Barents Shelf – A review29
What can the GRACE seasonal cycle tell us about lake-aquifer interactions?29
Denudation history and palaeogeography of the Pyrenees and their peripheral basins: an 84-million-year geomorphological perspective29
High-resolution sequence stratigraphy applied to reservoir zonation and characterisation, and its impact on production performance - shallow marine, fluvial downstream, and lacustrine carbonate settin29
Paleo-Tethys subduction induced slab-drag opening the Neo-Tethys: Evidence from an Iranian segment of Gondwana29
The Missoula and Bonneville floods—A review of ice-age megafloods in the Columbia River basin29