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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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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

Recent papers

29 Feb 2024
Melt pond fractions on Arctic summer sea ice retrieved from Sentinel-3 satellite data with a constrained physical forward model
Hannah Niehaus, Larysa Istomina, Marcel Nicolaus, Ran Tao, Aleksey Malinka, Eleonora Zege, and Gunnar Spreen
The Cryosphere, 18, 933–956, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-933-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-933-2024, 2024
Short summary
29 Feb 2024
Automated snow cover detection on mountain glaciers using space-borne imagery
Rainey Aberle, Ellyn Enderlin, Shad O'Neel, Caitlyn Florentine, Louis Sass, Adam Dickson, Hans-Peter Marshall, and Alejandro Flores
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-548,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-548, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
28 Feb 2024
Local forcing mechanisms challenge parameterizations of ocean thermal forcing for Greenland tidewater glaciers
Alexander O. Hager, David A. Sutherland, and Donald A. Slater
The Cryosphere, 18, 911–932, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-911-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-911-2024, 2024
Short summary
28 Feb 2024
Widespread increase in discharge from West Antarctic Peninsula glaciers since 2018
Benjamin J. Davison, Anna E. Hogg, Carlos Moffat, Michael P. Meredith, and Benjamin J. Wallis
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-232,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-232, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
27 Feb 2024
Brief communication: Recent estimates of glacier mass loss for western North America from laser altimetry
Brian Menounos, Alex Gardner, Caitlyn Forentine, and Andrew Fountain
The Cryosphere, 18, 889–894, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-889-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-889-2024, 2024
Short summary

Highlight articles

13 Feb 2024
| Highlight paper
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
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
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
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
26 Sep 2023
| Highlight paper
Modes of Antarctic tidal grounding line migration revealed by Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) laser altimetry
Bryony I. D. Freer, Oliver J. Marsh, Anna E. Hogg, Helen Amanda Fricker, and Laurie Padman
The Cryosphere, 17, 4079–4101, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4079-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-4079-2023, 2023
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
13 Sep 2023
| Highlight paper
Atmospheric drivers of melt-related ice speed-up events on the Russell Glacier in southwest Greenland
Timo Schmid, Valentina Radić, Andrew Tedstone, James M. Lea, Stephen Brough, and Mauro Hermann
The Cryosphere, 17, 3933–3954, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3933-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3933-2023, 2023
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
29 Aug 2023
| Highlight paper
Brief communication: The Glacier Loss Day as an indicator of a record-breaking negative glacier mass balance in 2022
Annelies Voordendag, Rainer Prinz, Lilian Schuster, and Georg Kaser
The Cryosphere, 17, 3661–3665, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3661-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-3661-2023, 2023
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief

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