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Co-editors-in-chief: Chris Derksen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck, Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson & Thomas Mölg
eISSN: TC 1994-0424, TCD 1994-0440

The Cryosphere (TC) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on all aspects of frozen water and ground on Earth and on other planetary bodies.

The main subject areas are ice sheets and glaciers, planetary ice bodies, permafrost, river and lake ice, seasonal snow cover, sea ice, remote sensing, numerical modelling, in situ and laboratory studies of the above and including studies of the interaction of the cryosphere with the rest of the climate system.

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IF 5-year value: 6.029
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CiteScore value: 9.1
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News
05 Dec 2022 Press Release: The first complete picture of Arctic sea ice freeze-thaw cycle highlights sea ice response to climate change

In a new study published in The Cryosphere, an international team of scientists synthesized multisource data from 2001 to 2018 to explore the spatiotemporal variations of both surface and basal melt/freeze onsets and uncover the mechanism behind them. Read more.

05 Dec 2022 Press Release: The first complete picture of Arctic sea ice freeze-thaw cycle highlights sea ice response to climate change

In a new study published in The Cryosphere, an international team of scientists synthesized multisource data from 2001 to 2018 to explore the spatiotemporal variations of both surface and basal melt/freeze onsets and uncover the mechanism behind them. Read more.

06 Oct 2022 Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula

Using high-spatial- and high-temporal-resolution satellite imagery, the authors provide the first evidence for seasonal flow variability of land ice draining to George VI Ice Shelf (GVIIS), Antarctica.

06 Oct 2022 Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula

Using high-spatial- and high-temporal-resolution satellite imagery, the authors provide the first evidence for seasonal flow variability of land ice draining to George VI Ice Shelf (GVIIS), Antarctica.

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Recent papers
09 Dec 2022
Dynamics of the snow grain size in a windy coastal area of Antarctica from continuous in-situ spectral albedo measurements
Sara Arioli, Ghislain Picard, Laurent Arnaud, and Vincent Favier
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-236,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-236, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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08 Dec 2022
Assessing the seasonal evolution of snow depth spatial variability and scaling in complex mountain terrain
Zachary S. Miller, Erich H. Peitzsch, Eric A. Sproles, Karl W. Birkeland, and Ross T. Palomaki
The Cryosphere, 16, 4907–4930, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4907-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4907-2022, 2022
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08 Dec 2022
Change in potential snowfall phenology: past, present, and future in Chinese Tianshan mountainous region, Central Asia
Xuemei Li, Xinyu Liu, Kaixin Zhao, and Lanhai Li
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-244,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-244, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Dec 2022
Hydraulic suppression of basal glacier melt in sill fjords
Johan Nilsson, Eef van Dongen, Martin Jakobsson, Matt O'Regan, and Christian Stranne
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1218,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1218, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Dec 2022
Geophysical measurements of the southernmost microglacier in Europe suggest permafrost occurrence in the Pirin Mountains (Bulgaria)
Gergana Georgieva, Christian Tzankov, and Atanas Kisyov
The Cryosphere, 16, 4847–4863, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4847-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4847-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
04 Nov 2022
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Improving interpretation of sea-level projections through a machine-learning-based local explanation approach
Jeremy Rohmer, Remi Thieblemont, Goneri Le Cozannet, Heiko Goelzer, and Gael Durand
The Cryosphere, 16, 4637–4657, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4637-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4637-2022, 2022
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07 Oct 2022
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The Antarctic contribution to 21st-century sea-level rise predicted by the UK Earth System Model with an interactive ice sheet
Antony Siahaan, Robin S. Smith, Paul R. Holland, Adrian Jenkins, Jonathan M. Gregory, Victoria Lee, Pierre Mathiot, Antony J.​​​​​​​ Payne, Jeff K.​​​​​​​ Ridley, and Colin G. Jones
The Cryosphere, 16, 4053–4086, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4053-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4053-2022, 2022
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29 Aug 2022
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The impact of climate oscillations on the surface energy budget over the Greenland Ice Sheet in a changing climate
Tiago Silva, Jakob Abermann, Brice Noël, Sonika Shahi, Willem Jan van de Berg, and Wolfgang Schöner
The Cryosphere, 16, 3375–3391, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3375-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3375-2022, 2022
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22 Aug 2022
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Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry
Erik Schytt Mannerfelt, Amaury Dehecq, Romain Hugonnet, Elias Hodel, Matthias Huss, Andreas Bauder, and Daniel Farinotti
The Cryosphere, 16, 3249–3268, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3249-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3249-2022, 2022
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12 Aug 2022
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TermPicks: a century of Greenland glacier terminus data for use in scientific and machine learning applications
Sophie Goliber, Taryn Black, Ginny Catania, James M. Lea, Helene Olsen, Daniel Cheng, Suzanne Bevan, Anders Bjørk, Charlie Bunce, Stephen Brough, J. Rachel Carr, Tom Cowton, Alex Gardner, Dominik Fahrner, Emily Hill, Ian Joughin, Niels J. Korsgaard, Adrian Luckman, Twila Moon, Tavi Murray, Andrew Sole, Michael Wood, and Enze Zhang
The Cryosphere, 16, 3215–3233, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3215-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3215-2022, 2022
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