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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.

IF value: 5.805
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IF 5-year value: 6.029
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CiteScore value: 9.1
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01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

22 Aug 2022 Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry

How glaciers have responded to climate change over the last 20 years is well-known, but earlier data are much more scarce. The authors change this in Switzerland by using 22,000 photographs taken from mountain tops between the world wars and find a halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931. This was done through new automated processing techniques that the authors created. The data are interesting for more than just glaciers, such as mapping forest changes, landslides, and human impacts on the terrain.

22 Aug 2022 Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry

How glaciers have responded to climate change over the last 20 years is well-known, but earlier data are much more scarce. The authors change this in Switzerland by using 22,000 photographs taken from mountain tops between the world wars and find a halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931. This was done through new automated processing techniques that the authors created. The data are interesting for more than just glaciers, such as mapping forest changes, landslides, and human impacts on the terrain.

Recent papers
04 Oct 2022
Drill-site selection for cosmogenic-nuclide exposure dating of the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Jason P. Briner, Caleb K. Walcott, Joerg M. Schaefer, Nicolás E. Young, Joseph A. MacGregor, Kristin Poinar, Benjamin A. Keisling, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Mary R. Albert, Tanner Kuhl, and Grant Boeckmann
The Cryosphere, 16, 3933–3948, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3933-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3933-2022, 2022
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04 Oct 2022
Evaluation of snow depth retrievals from ICESat-2 using airborne laser-scanning data
César Deschamps-Berger, Simon Gascoin, David Shean, Hannah Besso, Ambroise Guiot, and Juan Ignacio López-Moreno
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-191,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-191, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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04 Oct 2022
Attributing near-surface atmospheric trends in the Fram Strait region to regional sea ice conditions
Amelie U. Schmitt and Christof Lüpkes
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-185,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-185, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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04 Oct 2022
Sentinel-1 detection of seasonal and perennial firn aquifers in the Antarctic Peninsula
Lena G. Buth, Bert Wouters, Sanne B. M. Veldhuijsen, Stef Lhermitte, Peter Kuipers Munneke, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-127,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-127, 2022
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30 Sep 2022
Comprehensive evaluation of black carbon effect on glacier melting on the Laohugou Glacier No. 12, Western Qilian Mountains
Jizu Chen, Wentao Du, Shichang Kang, Xiang Qin, Weijun Sun, Yang Li, Yushuo Liu, Lihui Luo, and Youyan Jiang
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-179,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-179, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
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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13 Jul 2022
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A probabilistic framework for quantifying the role of anthropogenic climate change in marine-terminating glacier retreats
John Erich Christian, Alexander A. Robel, and Ginny Catania
The Cryosphere, 16, 2725–2743, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2725-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2725-2022, 2022
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07 Jul 2022
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Clouds drive differences in future surface melt over the Antarctic ice shelves
Christoph Kittel, Charles Amory, Stefan Hofer, Cécile Agosta, Nicolas C. Jourdain, Ella Gilbert, Louis Le Toumelin, Étienne Vignon, Hubert Gallée, and Xavier Fettweis
The Cryosphere, 16, 2655–2669, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2655-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2655-2022, 2022
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