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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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News

25 Mar 2024 Extreme melting at Greenland's largest floating ice tongue

The 79° North Glacier in Greenland has experienced significant changes over the last decades. Due to extreme melt rates, the ice has thinned significantly in the vicinity of the grounding line, where a large subglacial channel has formed since 2010. Read more.

25 Mar 2024 Extreme melting at Greenland's largest floating ice tongue

The 79° North Glacier in Greenland has experienced significant changes over the last decades. Due to extreme melt rates, the ice has thinned significantly in the vicinity of the grounding line, where a large subglacial channel has formed since 2010. Read more.

05 Mar 2024 Why is summertime Arctic sea ice drift speed projected to decrease?

Over the long term, the speed at which sea ice in the Arctic moves has been increasing during all seasons. However, nearly all climate models project that sea ice motion will decrease during summer. This study aims to understand the mechanisms responsible for these projected decreases in summertime sea ice motion. Read more.

05 Mar 2024 Why is summertime Arctic sea ice drift speed projected to decrease?

Over the long term, the speed at which sea ice in the Arctic moves has been increasing during all seasons. However, nearly all climate models project that sea ice motion will decrease during summer. This study aims to understand the mechanisms responsible for these projected decreases in summertime sea ice motion. Read more.

05 Mar 2024 Regime shifts in Arctic terrestrial hydrology manifested from impacts of climate warming

This study provides new estimates of historical and projected changes in pan-Arctic runoff, with emphasis on the impact of permafrost changes and sub-surface flows on large scale hydrology. The impact of permafrost change on hydrological processes is a key uncertainty facing the cold regions hydrology community, and requires comprehensive model-based analysis as presented in this study. Read more.

05 Mar 2024 Regime shifts in Arctic terrestrial hydrology manifested from impacts of climate warming

This study provides new estimates of historical and projected changes in pan-Arctic runoff, with emphasis on the impact of permafrost changes and sub-surface flows on large scale hydrology. The impact of permafrost change on hydrological processes is a key uncertainty facing the cold regions hydrology community, and requires comprehensive model-based analysis as presented in this study. Read more.

Recent papers

12 Apr 2024
Alpine topography of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, Antarctica, mapped from ice sheet surface morphology
Edmund J. Lea, Stewart S. R. Jamieson, and Michael J. Bentley
The Cryosphere, 18, 1733–1751, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1733-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1733-2024, 2024
Short summary
12 Apr 2024
Characterization of Non-Gaussianity in the Snow Distributions of Various Landscapes
Noriaki Ohara, Andrew D. Parsekian, Benjamin M. Jones, Rodrigo C. Rangel, Kenneth M. Hinkel, and Rui A. P. Perdigão
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-395,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-395, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Apr 2024
Massive mobilization of toxic elements from an intact rock glacier in the Central Eastern Alps: insights into ice melt dynamics
Hoda Moradi, Gerhard Furrer, Michael Margreth, David Mair, and Christoph Wanner
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-789,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-789, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Apr 2024
Physically-based modelling of glacier evolution under climate change in the tropical Andes
Jonathan D. Mackay, Nicholas E. Barrand, David M. Hannah, Emily Potter, Nilton Montoya, and Wouter Buytaert
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-863,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-863, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Apr 2024
Landcover succession for recently drained lakes in permafrost on the Yamal peninsula, Western Siberia
Clemens von Baeckmann, Annett Bartsch, Helena Bergstedt, Aleksandra Efimova, Barbara Widhalm, Dorothee Ehrich, Timo Kumpula, Alexander Sokolov, and Svetlana Abdulmanova
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-699,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-699, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles

28 Mar 2024
| Highlight paper
Subglacial valleys preserved in the highlands of south and east Greenland record restricted ice extent during past warmer climates
Guy J. G. Paxman, Stewart S. R. Jamieson, Aisling M. Dolan, and Michael J. Bentley
The Cryosphere, 18, 1467–1493, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1467-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1467-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
22 Mar 2024
| Highlight paper
Extreme melting at Greenland's largest floating ice tongue
Ole Zeising, Niklas Neckel, Nils Dörr, Veit Helm, Daniel Steinhage, Ralph Timmermann, and Angelika Humbert
The Cryosphere, 18, 1333–1357, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1333-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1333-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
05 Mar 2024
| Highlight paper
Regime shifts in Arctic terrestrial hydrology manifested from impacts of climate warming
Michael A. Rawlins and Ambarish V. Karmalkar
The Cryosphere, 18, 1033–1052, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1033-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1033-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
13 Feb 2024
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Brief communication: Rapid acceleration of the Brunt Ice Shelf after calving of iceberg A-81
Oliver J. Marsh, Adrian J. Luckman, and Dominic A. Hodgson
The Cryosphere, 18, 705–710, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-705-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-705-2024, 2024
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19 Oct 2023
| Highlight paper
Mapping Antarctic crevasses and their evolution with deep learning applied to satellite radar imagery
Trystan Surawy-Stepney, Anna E. Hogg, Stephen L. Cornford, and David C. Hogg
The Cryosphere, 17, 4421–4445, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4421-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4421-2023, 2023
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