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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

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. 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.

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.

Recent papers

24 May 2024
Mapping surface hoar from near-infrared texture in a laboratory
James Dillon, Christopher Donahue, Evan Schehrer, Karl Birkeland, and Kevin Hammonds
The Cryosphere, 18, 2557–2582, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2557-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2557-2024, 2024
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24 May 2024
Spatio-temporal snow data assimilation with the ICESat-2 laser altimeter
Marco Mazzolini, Kristoffer Aalstad, Esteban Alonso-González, Sebastian Westermann, and Désirée Treichler
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1404,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1404, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 May 2024
Sentinel-1 detection of ice slabs on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Riley Culberg, Roger J. Michaelides, and Julie Z. Miller
The Cryosphere, 18, 2531–2555, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2531-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2531-2024, 2024
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22 May 2024
Hydrological response of Andean catchments to recent glacier mass loss
Alexis Caro, Thomas Condom, Antoine Rabatel, Nicolas Champollion, Nicolás García, and Freddy Saavedra
The Cryosphere, 18, 2487–2507, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2487-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2487-2024, 2024
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22 May 2024
Assessment of the impact of dam reservoirs on river ice cover – an example from the Carpathians (central Europe)
Maksymilian Fukś
The Cryosphere, 18, 2509–2529, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2509-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-2509-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

28 Mar 2024
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
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
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
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13 Feb 2024
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
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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