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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
18 Apr 2019
Estimating the snow depth, the snow–ice interface temperature, and the effective temperature of Arctic sea ice using Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 and ice mass balance buoy data
Lise Kilic, Rasmus Tage Tonboe, Catherine Prigent, and Georg Heygster
The Cryosphere, 13, 1283-1296, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1283-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1283-2019, 2019
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17 Apr 2019
The Impact of Climate on Surging at Donjek Glacier, Yukon, Canada
William Kochtitzky, Dominic Winski, Erin McConnel, Karl Kreutz, Seth Campbell, Ellyn M. Enderlin, Luke Copland, Scott Williamson, Brittany Main, Christine Dow, and Hester Jiskoot
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-72,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-72, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 Apr 2019
The evolution of snow bedforms in the Colorado Front Range and the processes that shape them
Kelly Kochanski, Robert S. Anderson, and Gregory E. Tucker
The Cryosphere, 13, 1267-1281, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1267-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1267-2019, 2019
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16 Apr 2019
Past water flow beneath Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, West Antarctica
James D. Kirkham, Kelly A. Hogan, Robert D. Larter, Neil S. Arnold, Frank O. Nitsche, Nicholas R. Golledge, and Julian A. Dowdeswell
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-67,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-67, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Apr 2019
A key factor initiating surface ablation of Arctic sea ice: earlier and increasing liquid precipitation
Tingfeng Dou, Cunde Xiao, Jiping Liu, Wei Han, Zhiheng Du, Andrew R. Mahoney, Joshua Jones, and Hajo Eicken
The Cryosphere, 13, 1233-1246, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1233-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1233-2019, 2019
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Highlight articles
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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26 Feb 2019
The Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica
Ian M. Howat, Claire Porter, Benjamin E. Smith, Myoung-Jong Noh, and Paul Morin
The Cryosphere, 13, 665-674, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-665-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-665-2019, 2019
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18 Feb 2019
Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model
Kjetil S. Aas, Léo Martin, Jan Nitzbon, Moritz Langer, Julia Boike, Hanna Lee, Terje K. Berntsen, and Sebastian Westermann
The Cryosphere, 13, 591-609, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019, 2019
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