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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 4.790 IF 4.790
  • IF 5-year value: 5.921 IF 5-year
    5.921
  • CiteScore value: 5.27 CiteScore
    5.27
  • SNIP value: 1.551 SNIP 1.551
  • IPP value: 5.08 IPP 5.08
  • SJR value: 3.016 SJR 3.016
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 63 Scimago H
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  • h5-index value: 51 h5-index 51
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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.

News
18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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

Recent papers
03 Apr 2020
Seasonal and interannual variability of sea-ice state variables: Observations and predictions for landfast ice in northern Alaska and Svalbard
Marc Oggier, Hajo Eicken, Meibing Jin, and Knut Høyland
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-52,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-52, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
03 Apr 2020
Seasonal transition dates can reveal biases in Arctic sea ice simulations
Abigail Smith, Alexandra Jahn, and Muyin Wang
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-81,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-81, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Apr 2020
On the Green's function emergence from interferometry of seismic wave fields generated in high-melt glaciers: implications for passive imaging and monitoring
Amandine Sergeant, Małgorzata Chmiel, Fabian Lindner, Fabian Walter, Philippe Roux, Julien Chaput, Florent Gimbert, and Aurélien Mordret
The Cryosphere, 14, 1139–1171, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1139-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1139-2020, 2020
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31 Mar 2020
Western Greenland ice sheet retreat history reveals elevated precipitation during the Holocene thermal maximum
Jacob Downs, Jesse Johnson, Jason Briner, Nicolás Young, Alia Lesnek, and Josh Cuzzone
The Cryosphere, 14, 1121–1137, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1121-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1121-2020, 2020
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31 Mar 2020
Insights into the effect of spatial and temporal flow variations on turbulent heat exchange at a mountain glacier
Rebecca Mott, Ivana Stipserki, Lindsey Nicholson, and Jordan Mertes
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-78,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2020-78, 2020
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
05 Mar 2020
Assimilation of surface observations in a transient marine ice sheet model using an ensemble Kalman filter
Fabien Gillet-Chaulet
The Cryosphere, 14, 811–832, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-811-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-811-2020, 2020
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14 Feb 2020
Cryoconite: an efficient accumulator of radioactive fallout in glacial environments
Giovanni Baccolo, Edyta Łokas, Paweł Gaca, Dario Massabò, Roberto Ambrosini, Roberto S. Azzoni, Caroline Clason, Biagio Di Mauro, Andrea Franzetti, Massimiliano Nastasi, Michele Prata, Paolo Prati, Ezio Previtali, Barbara Delmonte, and Valter Maggi
The Cryosphere, 14, 657–672, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-657-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-657-2020, 2020
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24 Jan 2020
A decade of variability on Jakobshavn Isbræ: ocean temperatures pace speed through influence on mélange rigidity
Ian Joughin, David E. Shean, Benjamin E. Smith, and Dana Floricioiu
The Cryosphere, 14, 211–227, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-211-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-211-2020, 2020
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09 Dec 2019
Understanding snow bedform formation by adding sintering to a cellular automata model
Varun Sharma, Louise Braud, and Michael Lehning
The Cryosphere, 13, 3239–3260, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019, 2019
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08 Nov 2019
New Last Glacial Maximum ice thickness constraints for the Weddell Sea Embayment, Antarctica
Keir A. Nichols, Brent M. Goehring, Greg Balco, Joanne S. Johnson, Andrew S. Hein, and Claire Todd
The Cryosphere, 13, 2935–2951, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019, 2019
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