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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 an 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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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.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State 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.

16 Jan 2019 Institutional Agreement between Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications

Iowa State 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.

28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

Recent papers
18 Feb 2019
Mapping pan-Arctic landfast sea ice stability using Sentinel-1 interferometry
Dyre O. Dammann, Leif E. B. Eriksson, Andrew R. Mahoney, Hajo Eicken, and Franz J. Meyer
The Cryosphere, 13, 557-577, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-557-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-557-2019, 2019
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18 Feb 2019
Assessment of altimetry using ground-based GPS data from the 88S Traverse, Antarctica, in support of ICESat-2
Kelly M. Brunt, Thomas A. Neumann, and Christopher F. Larsen
The Cryosphere, 13, 579-590, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-579-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-579-2019, 2019
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18 Feb 2019
Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model
Kjetil S. Aas, Léo Martin, Jan Nitzbon, Moritz Langer, Julia Boike, Hanna Lee, Terje K. Berntsen, and Sebastian Westermann
The Cryosphere, 13, 591-609, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019, 2019
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18 Feb 2019
Multi-year Evaluation of Airborne Geodetic Surveys to Estimate Seasonal Mass Balance, Columbia and Rocky Mountains, Canada
Ben M. Pelto, Brian Menounos, and Shawn J. Marshall
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-30, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Feb 2019
Observation of the 2018 North Greenland polynya with a new merged optical and passive microwave sea ice concentration dataset
Valentin Ludwig, Gunnar Spreen, Christian Haas, Larysa Istomina, Frank Kauker, and Dmitrii Murashkin
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-23,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-23, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
18 Feb 2019
Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model
Kjetil S. Aas, Léo Martin, Jan Nitzbon, Moritz Langer, Julia Boike, Hanna Lee, Terje K. Berntsen, and Sebastian Westermann
The Cryosphere, 13, 591-609, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-591-2019, 2019
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05 Feb 2019
Four decades of Antarctic surface elevation changes from multi-mission satellite altimetry
Ludwig Schröder, Martin Horwath, Reinhard Dietrich, Veit Helm, Michiel R. van den Broeke, and Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg
The Cryosphere, 13, 427-449, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-427-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-427-2019, 2019
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11 Dec 2018
Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, over the next 100 years using various ice flow models, ice shelf melt scenarios and basal friction laws
Hongju Yu, Eric Rignot, Helene Seroussi, and Mathieu Morlighem
The Cryosphere, 12, 3861-3876, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018, 2018
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03 Dec 2018
Seasonal to decadal variability in ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet
Michalea D. King, Ian M. Howat, Seongsu Jeong, Myoung J. Noh, Bert Wouters, Brice Noël, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813-3825, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018, 2018
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30 Nov 2018
Cold-to-warm flow regime transition in snow avalanches
Anselm Köhler, Jan-Thomas Fischer, Riccardo Scandroglio, Mathias Bavay, Jim McElwaine, and Betty Sovilla
The Cryosphere, 12, 3759-3774, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3759-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3759-2018, 2018
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