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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 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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29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

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.

Recent papers
21 Jun 2019
Surface mass balance downscaling through elevation classes in an Earth System Model: analysis, evaluation and impacts on the simulated climate
Raymond Sellevold, Leonardus van Kampenhout, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, Brice Noël, William H. Lipscomb, and Miren Vizcaino
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-122,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-122, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jun 2019
Going with the floe: tracking CESM Large Ensemble sea ice in the Arctic provides context for ship-based observations
Alice K. DuVivier, Patricia DeRepentigny, Marika M. Holland, Melinda Webster, Jennifer E. Kay, and Don Perovich
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-145,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-145, 2019
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18 Jun 2019
Investigating spatiotemporal patterns of snowline altitude at the end of melting season in High Mountain Asia, using cloud-free MODIS snow cover product, 2001–2016
Zhiguang Tang, Xiaoru Wang, Jian Wang, Xin Wang, and Junfeng Wei
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-139,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-139, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
18 Jun 2019
Rock glacier characteristics serve as an indirect record of multiple alpine glacier advances in Taylor Valley, Antarctica
Kelsey Winsor, Kate M. Swanger, Esther Babcock, Rachel D. Valletta, and James L. Dickson
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-135,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-135, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Jun 2019
Review Article: How does glacier discharge affect marine biogeochemistry and primary production in the Arctic?
Mark J. Hopwood, Dustin Carroll, Thorben Dunse, Andy Hodson, Johnna M. Holding, José L. Iriarte, Sofia Ribeiro, Eric P. Achterberg, Carolina Cantoni, Daniel F. Carlson, Melissa Chierici, Jennifer S. Clarke, Stefano Cozzi, Agneta Fransson, Thomas Juul-Pedersen, Mie S. Winding, and Lorenz Meire
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-136,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-136, 2019
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Highlight articles
27 May 2019
Recrystallization processes, microstructure and crystallographic preferred orientation evolution in polycrystalline ice during high-temperature simple shear
Baptiste Journaux, Thomas Chauve, Maurine Montagnat, Andrea Tommasi, Fabrice Barou, David Mainprice, and Léa Gest
The Cryosphere, 13, 1495-1511, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change
Kevin Bulthuis, Maarten Arnst, Sainan Sun, and Frank Pattyn
The Cryosphere, 13, 1349-1380, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation
Pierre Spandre, Hugues François, Deborah Verfaillie, Marc Pons, Matthieu Vernay, Matthieu Lafaysse, Emmanuelle George, and Samuel Morin
The Cryosphere, 13, 1325-1347, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019, 2019
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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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