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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Co-editors-in-chief: Florent Dominé, Olaf Eisen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck & Thomas Mölg
The Cryosphere (TC) is an 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.
News
09 Apr 2019 More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would lose about two-thirds of their present-day ice volume, while under strong warming, the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. The results, now published in The Cryosphere, are presented today (9 April) at the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

09 Apr 2019 More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would lose about two-thirds of their present-day ice volume, while under strong warming, the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. The results, now published in The Cryosphere, are presented today (9 April) at the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

16 Jan 2019 SUB Göttingen and Copernicus Publications introduced the National Consortium for Central Payment Processing of Article Processing Charges on 1 January 2019

14 scientific institutions have joined the national opt-in consortium for the central payment processing of APCs for articles of all journals published by Copernicus Publications.

16 Jan 2019 SUB Göttingen and Copernicus Publications introduced the National Consortium for Central Payment Processing of Article Processing Charges on 1 January 2019

14 scientific institutions have joined the national opt-in consortium for the central payment processing of APCs for articles of all journals published by Copernicus Publications.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

Recent papers
23 May 2019
Micromechanical modeling of snow failure
Grégoire Bobillier, Bastian Bergfeld, Achille Capelli, Jürg Dual, Johan Gaume, Alec van Herwijnen, and Jürg Schweizer
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-80,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-80, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
23 May 2019
Assessing the performance of a distributed radiation-temperature melt model on an Arctic glacier using UAV data
Eleanor A. Bash and Brian J. Moorman
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-81,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-81, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 May 2019
Broadband albedo of Arctic sea ice from MERIS optical data
Christine Pohl, Larysa Istomina, Steffen Tietsche, Evelyn Jäkel, Johannes Stapf, Gunnar Spreen, and Georg Heygster
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-62,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-62, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 May 2019
Recent Precipitation Decrease Across the Western Greenland Ice Sheet Percolation Zone
Gabriel Lewis, Erich Osterberg, Robert Hawley, Hans Peter Marshall, Tate Meehan, Karina Graeter, Forrest McCarthy, Thomas Overly, Zayta Thundercloud, and David Ferris
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-103,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-103, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 May 2019
Brief communication: Full-field deformation measurement for uniaxial compression of sea ice using the digital image correlation method
Anliang Wang, Zhijun Wei, Xiaodong Chen, Shunying Ji, Yu Liu, and Longbang Qing
The Cryosphere, 13, 1487-1494, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1487-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1487-2019, 2019
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Highlight articles
24 Apr 2019
Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change
Kevin Bulthuis, Maarten Arnst, Sainan Sun, and Frank Pattyn
The Cryosphere, 13, 1349-1380, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation
Pierre Spandre, Hugues François, Deborah Verfaillie, Marc Pons, Matthieu Vernay, Matthieu Lafaysse, Emmanuelle George, and Samuel Morin
The Cryosphere, 13, 1325-1347, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019, 2019
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09 Apr 2019
Modelling the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps under the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble
Harry Zekollari, Matthias Huss, and Daniel Farinotti
The Cryosphere, 13, 1125-1146, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1125-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1125-2019, 2019
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04 Apr 2019
Pathways of ice-wedge degradation in polygonal tundra under different hydrological conditions
Jan Nitzbon, Moritz Langer, Sebastian Westermann, Léo Martin, Kjetil Schanke Aas, and Julia Boike
The Cryosphere, 13, 1089-1123, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1089-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1089-2019, 2019
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19 Mar 2019
Evaluation of CloudSat snowfall rate profiles by a comparison with in situ micro-rain radar observations in East Antarctica
Florentin Lemonnier, Jean-Baptiste Madeleine, Chantal Claud, Christophe Genthon, Claudio Durán-Alarcón, Cyril Palerme, Alexis Berne, Niels Souverijns, Nicole van Lipzig, Irina V. Gorodetskaya, Tristan L'Ecuyer, and Norman Wood
The Cryosphere, 13, 943-954, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-943-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-943-2019, 2019
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