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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Co-editors-in-chief: Chris Derksen, Olaf Eisen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck, Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson & 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.

News
06 Jul 2020 Press Release: First findings from the MOSAiC ice floe

The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed in December 2018 off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia. Please read the study that MOSAiC experts have published now in The Cryosphere, and which will provide the basis for numerous upcoming scientific assessments.

06 Jul 2020 Press Release: First findings from the MOSAiC ice floe

The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed in December 2018 off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia. Please read the study that MOSAiC experts have published now in The Cryosphere, and which will provide the basis for numerous upcoming scientific assessments.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg 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.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg 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
11 Aug 2020
Two-Dimensional Liquid Water Flow through Snow at the Plot Scale in Continental Snowpacks: Simulations and Field Data Comparisons
Ryan W. Webb, Keith S. Jennings, Stefan Finsterle, and Steven R. Fassnacht
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-199,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-199, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Aug 2020
Surface energy fluxes on Chilean glaciers: measurements and models
Marius Schaefer, Duilio Fonseca-Gallardo, David Farías-Barahona, and Gino Casassa
The Cryosphere, 14, 2545–2565, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2545-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2545-2020, 2020
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10 Aug 2020
Analysis of the Surface Mass Balance for Deglacial Climate Simulations
Marie-Luise Kapsch, Uwe Mikolajewicz, Florian Andreas Ziemen, Christian B. Rodehacke, and Clemens Schannwell
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-173,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-173, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
10 Aug 2020
First Investigation of Perennial Ice in Winter Wonderland Cave, Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA
Jeffrey S. Munroe
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-152,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-152, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Aug 2020
Spectral Characterization, Radiative Forcing, and Pigment Content of Coastal Antarctic Snow Algae: Approaches to Spectrally Discriminate Red and Green Communities and Their Impact on Snowmelt
Alia L. Khan, Heidi Dierssen, Ted Scambos, Juan Höfer, and Raul R. Cordero
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-170,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-170, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
21 Jul 2020
Results of the third Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (MISMIP+)
Stephen L. Cornford, Helene Seroussi, Xylar S. Asay-Davis, G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, Rob Arthern, Chris Borstad, Julia Christmann, Thiago Dias dos Santos, Johannes Feldmann, Daniel Goldberg, Matthew J. Hoffman, Angelika Humbert, Thomas Kleiner, Gunter Leguy, William H. Lipscomb, Nacho Merino, Gaël Durand, Mathieu Morlighem, David Pollard, Martin Rückamp, C. Rosie Williams, and Hongju Yu
The Cryosphere, 14, 2283–2301, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2283-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2283-2020, 2020
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06 Jul 2020
The MOSAiC ice floe: sediment-laden survivor from the Siberian shelf
Thomas Krumpen, Florent Birrien, Frank Kauker, Thomas Rackow, Luisa von Albedyll, Michael Angelopoulos, H. Jakob Belter, Vladimir Bessonov, Ellen Damm, Klaus Dethloff, Jari Haapala, Christian Haas, Carolynn Harris, Stefan Hendricks, Jens Hoelemann, Mario Hoppmann, Lars Kaleschke, Michael Karcher, Nikolai Kolabutin, Ruibo Lei, Josefine Lenz, Anne Morgenstern, Marcel Nicolaus, Uwe Nixdorf, Tomash Petrovsky, Benjamin Rabe, Lasse Rabenstein, Markus Rex, Robert Ricker, Jan Rohde, Egor Shimanchuk, Suman Singha, Vasily Smolyanitsky, Vladimir Sokolov, Tim Stanton, Anna Timofeeva, Michel Tsamados, and Daniel Watkins
The Cryosphere, 14, 2173–2187, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2173-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2173-2020, 2020
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01 Jul 2020
Landfast sea ice material properties derived from ice bridge simulations using the Maxwell elasto-brittle rheology
Mathieu Plante, Bruno Tremblay, Martin Losch, and Jean-François Lemieux
The Cryosphere, 14, 2137–2157, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2137-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2137-2020, 2020
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18 Jun 2020
Changes of the Arctic marginal ice zone during the satellite era
Rebecca J. Rolph, Daniel L. Feltham, and David Schröder
The Cryosphere, 14, 1971–1984, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1971-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1971-2020, 2020
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04 Jun 2020
New observations of the distribution, morphology and dissolution dynamics of cryogenic gypsum in the Arctic Ocean
Jutta E. Wollenburg, Morten Iversen, Christian Katlein, Thomas Krumpen, Marcel Nicolaus, Giulia Castellani, Ilka Peeken, and Hauke Flores
The Cryosphere, 14, 1795–1808, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1795-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1795-2020, 2020
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