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The following lists the discussion papers and final revised papers published within the last 60 days.
28 Sep 2016
The EUMETSAT sea ice concentration climate data record
Rasmus T. Tonboe, Steinar Eastwood, Thomas Lavergne, Atle M. Sørensen, Nicholas Rathmann, Gorm Dybkjær, Leif Toudal Pedersen, Jacob L. Høyer, and Stefan Kern
The Cryosphere, 10, 2275-2290, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2275-2016, 2016
28 Sep 2016
Frontal destabilisation of Stonebreen, Edgeøya, Svalbard
Tazio Strozzi, Andreas Kääb, and Thomas Schellenberger
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-213, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
27 Sep 2016
Modeling the spatiotemporal variability in subsurface thermal regimes across a low-relief polygonal tundra landscape
Jitendra Kumar, Nathan Collier, Gautam Bisht, Richard T. Mills, Peter E. Thornton, Colleen M. Iversen, and Vladimir Romanovsky
The Cryosphere, 10, 2241-2274, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2241-2016, 2016
26 Sep 2016
The impact of melt ponds on summertime microwave brightness temperatures and sea-ice concentrations
Stefan Kern, Anja Rösel, Leif Toudal Pedersen, Natalia Ivanova, Roberto Saldo, and Rasmus Tage Tonboe
The Cryosphere, 10, 2217-2239, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2217-2016, 2016
26 Sep 2016
Determining the terrain characteristics related to the surface expression of subsurface water pressurization in permafrost landscapes using susceptibility modelling
Jean E. Holloway, Ashley C. A. Rudy, Scott F. Lamoureux, and Paul Treitz
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-183, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
26 Sep 2016
Moderate mass loss of Kanchenjunga Glacier in the eastern Nepal Himalaya since 1975 revealed by Hexagon KH-9 and ALOS satellite Imageries
Damodar Lamsal, Koji Fujita, and Akiko Sakai
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-202, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
23 Sep 2016
Quantifying ice loss in the eastern Himalayas since 1974 using declassified spy satellite imagery
Joshua M. Maurer, Summer B. Rupper, and Joerg M. Schaefer
The Cryosphere, 10, 2203-2215, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2203-2016, 2016
23 Sep 2016
Forcing and Responses of the Surface Energy Budget at Summit, Greenland
Nathaniel B. Miller, Matthew D. Shupe, Christopher J. Cox, David Noone, P. Ola G. Persson, and Konrad Steffen
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-206, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
23 Sep 2016
Effects of variability of meteorological measures on soil temperature in permafrost regions
Christian Beer, Philipp Porada, Altug Ekici, and Matthias Brakebusch
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-210, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
22 Sep 2016
Mechanism of seasonal Arctic sea ice evolution and Arctic amplification
Kwang-Yul Kim, Benjamin D. Hamlington, Hanna Na, and Jinju Kim
The Cryosphere, 10, 2191-2202, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2191-2016, 2016
21 Sep 2016
Estimates of ikaite export from sea ice to the underlying seawater in a sea ice–seawater mesocosm
Nicolas-Xavier Geilfus, Ryan J. Galley, Brent G. T. Else, Karley Campbell, Tim Papakyriakou, Odile Crabeck, Marcos Lemes, Bruno Delille, and Søren Rysgaard
The Cryosphere, 10, 2173-2189, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2173-2016, 2016
21 Sep 2016
Could promontories have restricted sea-glacier penetration into marine embayments during Snow ball Earth events?
Adam J. Campbell, Betzalel Massarano, Edwin D. Waddington, and Stephen G. Warren
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-203, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
20 Sep 2016
How much cryosphere model complexity is just right? Exploration using the conceptual cryosphere hydrology framework
Thomas M. Mosier, David F. Hill, and Kendra V. Sharp
The Cryosphere, 10, 2147-2171, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2147-2016, 2016
16 Sep 2016
ICESat laser altimetry over small mountain glaciers
Désirée Treichler and Andreas Kääb
The Cryosphere, 10, 2129-2146, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2129-2016, 2016
16 Sep 2016
Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using groundbased GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland
Kelly M. Brunt, Robert L. Hawley, Eric R. Lutz, Michael Studinger, John G. Sonntag, Michelle A. Hofton, Lauren C. Andrews, and Thomas A. Neumann
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-214, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
16 Sep 2016
Impact of dust deposition on the albedo of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland
Monika Dragosics, Christine D Groot Zwaaftink, Louise Steffensen Schmidt, Sverrir Guðmundsson, Finnur Pálsson, Olafur Arnalds, Helgi Björnsson, Throstur Thorsteinsson, and Andreas Stohl
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-205, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
15 Sep 2016
Retrieving the characteristics of slab ice covering snow by remote sensing
François Andrieu, Frédéric Schmidt, Bernard Schmitt, Sylvain Douté, and Olivier Brissaud
The Cryosphere, 10, 2113-2128, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2113-2016, 2016
15 Sep 2016
Dispersion in deep polar firn driven by synoptic-scale surface pressure variability
Christo Buizert and Jeffrey P. Severinghaus
The Cryosphere, 10, 2099-2111, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2099-2016, 2016
14 Sep 2016
Brief communication: Improved measurement of ice layer density in seasonal snowpacks
Tom Watts, Nick Rutter, Peter Toose, Chris Derksen, Melody Sandells, and John Woodward
The Cryosphere, 10, 2069-2074, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2069-2016, 2016
14 Sep 2016
Direct visualization of solute locations in laboratory ice samples
Ted Hullar and Cort Anastasio
The Cryosphere, 10, 2057-2068, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2057-2016, 2016
14 Sep 2016
Heterogeneous glacier thinning patterns over the last 40 years in Langtang Himal, Nepal
Silvan Ragettli, Tobias Bolch, and Francesca Pellicciotti
The Cryosphere, 10, 2075-2097, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2075-2016, 2016
14 Sep 2016
Sea-ice indicators of polar bear habitat
Harry L. Stern and Kristin L. Laidre
The Cryosphere, 10, 2027-2041, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2027-2016, 2016
13 Sep 2016
Grounding and calving cycle of Mertz Ice Tongue revealed by shallow Mertz Bank
Xianwei Wang, David M. Holland, Xiao Cheng, and Peng Gong
The Cryosphere, 10, 2043-2056, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2043-2016, 2016
12 Sep 2016
Balance between driving stress and basal drag results in linearity between driving stress and basal yield stress in Antarctica's Siple Coast Ice Streams
Jan Wohland, Torsten Albrecht, and Anders Levermann
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-191, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
12 Sep 2016
Spatiotemporal Variability of Snow Depth across the Eurasian Continent from 1966 to 2012
Xinyue Zhong, Tingjun Zhang, Lei Zheng, Yuantao Hu, Huijuan Wang, and Shichang Kang
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-182, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
12 Sep 2016
Attribution of Greenland's ablating ice surfaces on ice sheet albedo using unmanned aerial systems
Jonathan C. Ryan, Alun Hubbard, Marek Stibal, Jason E. Box, and the Dark Snow Project team
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-204, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
09 Sep 2016
Observations of capillary barriers and preferential flow in layered snow during cold laboratory experiments
Francesco Avanzi, Hiroyuki Hirashima, Satoru Yamaguchi, Takafumi Katsushima, and Carlo De Michele
The Cryosphere, 10, 2013-2026, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2013-2016, 2016
09 Sep 2016
Rapid Wastage of the Hazen Plateau Ice Caps, Northeastern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada
Mark C. Serreze, Bruce Raup, Carsten Braun, Douglas R. Hardy, and Raymond S. Bradley
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-201, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
09 Sep 2016
Brief Communication: Glaciers in the Hunza Catchment (Karakoram) are in balance since the 1970s
Tobias Bolch, Tino Pieczonka, Kriti Mukherjee, and Joseph Shea
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-197, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
08 Sep 2016
A sixty year ice-core record of regional climate from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica
S. Goursaud, V. Masson-Delmotte, V. Favier, S. Preunkert, M. Fily, H. Gallée, B. Jourdain, M. Legrand, O. Magand, B. Minster, and M. Werner
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-179, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
07 Sep 2016
Application of GRACE to the assessment of model-based estimates of monthly Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance (2003–2012)
Nicole-Jeanne Schlegel, David N. Wiese, Eric Y. Larour, Michael M. Watkins, Jason E. Box, Xavier Fettweis, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere, 10, 1965-1989, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1965-2016, 2016
07 Sep 2016
Near-real-time Arctic sea ice thickness and volume from CryoSat-2
Rachel L. Tilling, Andy Ridout, and Andrew Shepherd
The Cryosphere, 10, 2003-2012, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2003-2016, 2016
07 Sep 2016
A representative density profile of the North Greenland snowpack
Christoph Florian Schaller, Johannes Freitag, Sepp Kipfstuhl, Thomas Laepple, Hans Christian Steen-Larsen, and Olaf Eisen
The Cryosphere, 10, 1991-2002, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1991-2016, 2016
07 Sep 2016
Subgrid snow depth coefficient of variation within complex mountainous terrain
Graham A. Sexstone, Steven R. Fassnacht, Juan Ignacio López-Moreno, and Christopher A. Hiemstra
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-188, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
06 Sep 2016
A model for the spatial distribution of snow water equivalent parameterized from the spatial variability of precipitation
Thomas Skaugen and Ingunn H. Weltzien
The Cryosphere, 10, 1947-1963, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1947-2016, 2016
06 Sep 2016
On the recent contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea level change
Michiel R. van den Broeke, Ellyn M. Enderlin, Ian M. Howat, Peter Kuipers Munneke, Brice P. Y. Noël, Willem Jan van de Berg, Erik van Meijgaard, and Bert Wouters
The Cryosphere, 10, 1933-1946, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1933-2016, 2016
05 Sep 2016
Sliding of temperate basal ice on a rough, hard bed: creep mechanisms, pressure melting, and implications for ice streaming
Maarten Krabbendam
The Cryosphere, 10, 1915-1932, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1915-2016, 2016
05 Sep 2016
Satellite Microwave Assessment of Northern Hemisphere Lake Ice Phenology from 2002 to 2015
Jinyang Du, John S. Kimball, Claude Duguay, Youngwook Kim, and Jennifer D. Watts
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-199, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
05 Sep 2016
Recent changes in area and thickness of Torngat Mountain glaciers (northern Labrador, Canada)
N. E. Barrand, R. G. Way, T. Bell, and M. J. Sharp
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-171, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
05 Sep 2016
Seasonal evolution of a ski slope under natural and artificial snow: detailed observations and modelling
Pierre Spandre, Hugues François, Emmanuel Thibert, Samuel Morin, and Emmanuelle George-Marcelpoil
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-194, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
02 Sep 2016
3-D surface properties of glacier penitentes over an ablation season, measured using a Microsoft Xbox Kinect
Lindsey I. Nicholson, Michał Pętlicki, Ben Partan, and Shelley MacDonell
The Cryosphere, 10, 1897-1913, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1897-2016, 2016
31 Aug 2016
Recent geodetic mass balance of Monte Tronador glaciers, North Patagonian Andes
Lucas Ruiz, Etienne Berthier, Maximiliano Viale, Pierre Pitte, and Mariano Masiokas
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-170, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
31 Aug 2016
Active Layer Thickness Estimation from X-Band SAR Backscatter Intensity
Barbara Widhalm, Annett Bartsch, Marina Leibman, and Artem Khomutov
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-177, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 6 comments)
30 Aug 2016
Mapping snow depth within a tundra ecosystem using multiscale observations and Bayesian methods
Haruko M. Wainwright, Anna K. Liljedahl, Baptiste Dafflon, Craig Ulrich, John E. Peterson, and Susan S. Hubbard
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-168, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
29 Aug 2016
Evaluation of single-band snow patch mapping using high resolution microwave remote sensing: an application to the Maritime Antarctic
Carla Mora, Juan Javier Jímenez, Pedro Pina, João Catalão, and Gonçalo Vieira
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-190, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
25 Aug 2016
Persistence and variability of ice-stream grounding lines on retrograde bed slopes
Alexander A. Robel, Christian Schoof, and Eli Tziperman
The Cryosphere, 10, 1883-1896, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1883-2016, 2016
25 Aug 2016
Multilevel spatiotemporal validation of snow/ice mass balance and runoff modeling in glacierized catchments
Florian Hanzer, Kay Helfricht, Thomas Marke, and Ulrich Strasser
The Cryosphere, 10, 1859-1881, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1859-2016, 2016
22 Aug 2016
Mapping and assessing variability in the Antarctic marginal ice zone, pack ice and coastal polynyas in two sea ice algorithms with implications on breeding success of snow petrels
Julienne C. Stroeve, Stephanie Jenouvrier, G. Garrett Campbell, Christophe Barbraud, and Karine Delord
The Cryosphere, 10, 1823-1843, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1823-2016, 2016
22 Aug 2016
Rapid glacial retreat on the Kamchatka Peninsula during the early 21st century
Colleen M. Lynch, Iestyn D. Barr, Donal Mullan, and Alastair Ruffell
The Cryosphere, 10, 1809-1821, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1809-2016, 2016
22 Aug 2016
Reduced melt on debris-covered glaciers: investigations from Changri Nup Glacier, Nepal
Christian Vincent, Patrick Wagnon, Joseph M. Shea, Walter W. Immerzeel, Philip Kraaijenbrink, Dibas Shrestha, Alvaro Soruco, Yves Arnaud, Fanny Brun, Etienne Berthier, and Sonam Futi Sherpa
The Cryosphere, 10, 1845-1858, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1845-2016, 2016
18 Aug 2016
A simple equation for the melt elevation feedback of ice sheets
Anders Levermann and Ricarda Winkelmann
The Cryosphere, 10, 1799-1807, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1799-2016, 2016
17 Aug 2016
Anisotropy of seasonal snow measured by polarimetric phase differences in radar time series
Silvan Leinss, Henning Löwe, Martin Proksch, Juha Lemmetyinen, Andreas Wiesmann, and Irena Hajnsek
The Cryosphere, 10, 1771-1797, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1771-2016, 2016
17 Aug 2016
Similitude of ice dynamics against scaling of geometry and physical parameters
Johannes Feldmann and Anders Levermann
The Cryosphere, 10, 1753-1769, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1753-2016, 2016
11 Aug 2016
Annual Greenland accumulation rates (2009–2012) from airborne snow radar
Lora S. Koenig, Alvaro Ivanoff, Patrick M. Alexander, Joseph A. MacGregor, Xavier Fettweis, Ben Panzer, John D. Paden, Richard R. Forster, Indrani Das, Joesph R. McConnell, Marco Tedesco, Carl Leuschen, and Prasad Gogineni
The Cryosphere, 10, 1739-1752, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1739-2016, 2016
11 Aug 2016
Evaluation of air–soil temperature relationships simulated by land surface models during winter across the permafrost region
Wenli Wang, Annette Rinke, John C. Moore, Duoying Ji, Xuefeng Cui, Shushi Peng, David M. Lawrence, A. David McGuire, Eleanor J. Burke, Xiaodong Chen, Bertrand Decharme, Charles Koven, Andrew MacDougall, Kazuyuki Saito, Wenxin Zhang, Ramdane Alkama, Theodore J. Bohn, Philippe Ciais, Christine Delire, Isabelle Gouttevin, Tomohiro Hajima, Gerhard Krinner, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Paul A. Miller, Benjamin Smith, Tetsuo Sueyoshi, and Artem B. Sherstiukov
The Cryosphere, 10, 1721-1737, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1721-2016, 2016
10 Aug 2016
MABEL photon-counting laser altimetry data in Alaska for ICESat-2 simulations and development
Kelly M. Brunt, Thomas A. Neumann, Jason M. Amundson, Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh, Mahsa S. Moussavi, Kaitlin M. Walsh, William B. Cook, and Thorsten Markus
The Cryosphere, 10, 1707-1719, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1707-2016, 2016
10 Aug 2016
Modeling Slope Environmental Lapse Rate (SELR) of temperature in the monsoon glacio-hydrological regime of the Himalaya
Renoj J. Thayyen and Ashok P. Dimri
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-152, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 4 comments)
10 Aug 2016
Soil moisture redistribution and its effect on inter-annual active layer temperature and thickness variations in a dry loess terrace in Adventdalen, Svalbard
C. Schuh, A. Frampton, and H. H. Christiansen
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-173, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 2 comments)
04 Aug 2016
Thermal impacts of engineering activities and vegetation layer on permafrost in different alpine ecosystems of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, China
Qingbai Wu, Zhongqiong Zhang, Siru Gao, and Wei Ma
The Cryosphere, 10, 1695-1706, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1695-2016, 2016
03 Aug 2016
Simulating ice layer formation under the presence of preferential flow in layered snowpacks
Nander Wever, Sebastian Würzer, Charles Fierz, and Michael Lehning
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-185, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 2 comments)
02 Aug 2016
Greenland annual accumulation along the EGIG line, 1959–2004, from ASIRAS airborne radar and neutron-probe density measurements
Thomas B. Overly, Robert L. Hawley, Veit Helm, Elizabeth M. Morris, and Rohan N. Chaudhary
The Cryosphere, 10, 1679-1694, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1679-2016, 2016
01 Aug 2016
An automated methodology for differentiating rock from snow, clouds and sea in Antarctica from Landsat 8 imagery: a new rock outcrop map and area estimation for the entire Antarctic continent
Alex Burton-Johnson, Martin Black, Peter T. Fretwell, and Joseph Kaluza-Gilbert
The Cryosphere, 10, 1665-1677, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1665-2016, 2016
01 Aug 2016
Evaposublimation from the snow in the Mediterranean mountains of Sierra Nevada (Spain)
Javier Herrero and María José Polo
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-161, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
01 Aug 2016
Diagnosing the decline in climatic mass balance of glaciers in Svalbard over 1957–2014
Torbjørn Ims Østby, Thomas Vikhamar Schuler, Jon Ove Hagen, Regine Hock, Jack Kohler, and Carleen H. Reijmer
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-172, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
01 Aug 2016
Signature of Arctic first-year ice melt pond fraction in X-band SAR imagery
Ane S. Fors, Dmitry V. Divine, Anthony P. Doulgeris, Angelika H. H. Renner, and Sebastian Gerland
The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-125, 2016
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: final response, 2 comments)
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