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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Journal metrics

  • IF value: 4.790 IF 4.790
  • IF 5-year value: 5.921 IF 5-year
    5.921
  • CiteScore value: 5.27 CiteScore
    5.27
  • SNIP value: 1.551 SNIP 1.551
  • IPP value: 5.08 IPP 5.08
  • SJR value: 3.016 SJR 3.016
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 63 Scimago H
    index 63
  • h5-index value: 51 h5-index 51
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Co-editors-in-chief: Florent Dominé, Olaf Eisen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck & Thomas Mölg

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.

News
18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

Recent papers
21 Feb 2020
On the importance of snowpack stability, its frequency distribution, and avalanche size in assessing the avalanche danger level: a data-driven approach
Frank Techel, Karsten Müller, and Jürg Schweizer
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-42,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-42, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2020
Methane Pathways in Winter Ice of Thermokarst Lakes, Lagoons and Coastal Waters in North Siberia
Ines Spangenberg, Pier Paul Overduin, Ellen Damm, Ingeborg Bussmann, Hanno Meyer, Susanne Liebner, Michael Angelopoulos, Boris K. Biskaborn, Mikhail N. Grigoriev, and Guido Grosse
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-304,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-304, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2020
Satellite Passive Microwave Sea-Ice Concentration Data Set Intercomparison for Arctic Summer Conditions
Stefan Kern, Thomas Lavergne, Dirk Notz, Leif Toudal Pedersen, and Rasmus Tage Tonboe
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-35,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-35, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Feb 2020
An inter-comparison of the mass budget of the Arctic sea ice in CMIP6 models
Ann Keen, Ed Blockley, David Bailey, Jens Boldingh Debernard, Mitchell Bushuk, Steve Delhaye, David Docquier, Daniel Feltham, François Massonnet, Siobhan O'Farrell, Leandro Ponsoni, José M. Rodriguez, David Schroeder, Neil Swart, Takahiro Toyoda, Hiroyuki Tsujino, Martin Vancoppenolle, and Klaus Wyser
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-314,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-314, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Feb 2020
Shallow snow depth mapping with unmanned aerial systems lidar observations: A case study in Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Jennifer M. Jacobs, Adam G. Hunsaker, Franklin B. Sullivan, Michael Palace, Elizabeth A. Burakowski, Christina Herrick, and Eunsang Cho
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-37, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
14 Feb 2020
Cryoconite: an efficient accumulator of radioactive fallout in glacial environments
Giovanni Baccolo, Edyta Łokas, Paweł Gaca, Dario Massabò, Roberto Ambrosini, Roberto S. Azzoni, Caroline Clason, Biagio Di Mauro, Andrea Franzetti, Massimiliano Nastasi, Michele Prata, Paolo Prati, Ezio Previtali, Barbara Delmonte, and Valter Maggi
The Cryosphere, 14, 657–672, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-657-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-657-2020, 2020
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24 Jan 2020
A decade of variability on Jakobshavn Isbræ: ocean temperatures pace speed through influence on mélange rigidity
Ian Joughin, David E. Shean, Benjamin E. Smith, and Dana Floricioiu
The Cryosphere, 14, 211–227, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-211-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-211-2020, 2020
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09 Dec 2019
Understanding snow bedform formation by adding sintering to a cellular automata model
Varun Sharma, Louise Braud, and Michael Lehning
The Cryosphere, 13, 3239–3260, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019, 2019
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08 Nov 2019
New Last Glacial Maximum ice thickness constraints for the Weddell Sea Embayment, Antarctica
Keir A. Nichols, Brent M. Goehring, Greg Balco, Joanne S. Johnson, Andrew S. Hein, and Claire Todd
The Cryosphere, 13, 2935–2951, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019, 2019
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05 Nov 2019
Melt at grounding line controls observed and future retreat of Smith, Pope, and Kohler glaciers
David A. Lilien, Ian Joughin, Benjamin Smith, and Noel Gourmelen
The Cryosphere, 13, 2817–2834, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2817-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2817-2019, 2019
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