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Co-editors-in-chief: Chris Derksen, 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.

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News
04 Jun 2021 Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover

The authors re-estimate pan-Arctic sea ice thickness (SIT) values by combining data from the Envisat and CryoSat-2 missions with data from a new, reanalysis-driven snow model.

04 Jun 2021 Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover

The authors re-estimate pan-Arctic sea ice thickness (SIT) values by combining data from the Envisat and CryoSat-2 missions with data from a new, reanalysis-driven snow model.

27 May 2021 Creep and fracture of warm columnar freshwater ice

The authors study the creep and fracture behavior of 3 m × 6 m floating edge-cracked rectangular plates of warm columnar freshwater S2 ice under creep/cyclic-recovery loading and monotonic loading to fracture.

27 May 2021 Creep and fracture of warm columnar freshwater ice

The authors study the creep and fracture behavior of 3 m × 6 m floating edge-cracked rectangular plates of warm columnar freshwater S2 ice under creep/cyclic-recovery loading and monotonic loading to fracture.

05 May 2021 Atmospheric extremes caused high oceanward sea surface slope triggering the biggest calving event in more than 50 years at the Amery Ice Shelf

The unexpected September 2019 calving event from the Amery Ice Shelf, the largest since 1963 and which occurred almost a decade earlier than expected, was triggered by atmospheric extremes.

05 May 2021 Atmospheric extremes caused high oceanward sea surface slope triggering the biggest calving event in more than 50 years at the Amery Ice Shelf

The unexpected September 2019 calving event from the Amery Ice Shelf, the largest since 1963 and which occurred almost a decade earlier than expected, was triggered by atmospheric extremes.

Recent papers
11 Jun 2021
Mapping the aerodynamic roughness of the Greenland Ice Sheet surface using ICESat-2: evaluation over the K-transect
Maurice van Tiggelen, Paul C. J. P. Smeets, Carleen H. Reijmer, Bert Wouters, Jakob F. Steiner, Emile J. Nieuwstraten, Walter W. Immerzeel, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere, 15, 2601–2621, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021, 2021
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11 Jun 2021
High Temporal and Spatial Nitrate Variability on an Alaskan Hillslope Dominated by Alder Shrubs
Rachael E. McCaully, Carli A. Arendt, Brent D. Newman, Verity G. Salmon, Jeffrey M. Heikoop, Cathy J. Wilson, Sanna Sevanto, Nathan A. Wales, George B. Perkins, Oana C. Marina, and Stan D. Wullschleger
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-166,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-166, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 Jun 2021
Nunataks as barriers to ice flow: implications for palaeo ice-sheet reconstructions
Martim Mas e Braga, Richard Selwyn Jones, Jennifer C. H. Newall, Irina Rogozhina, Jane L. Andersen, Nathaniel A. Lifton, and Arjen P. Stroeven
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-173,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-173, 2021
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11 Jun 2021
Long-period variability in ice-dammed glacier outburst floods due to evolving catchment geometry
Amy J. Jenson, Jason M. Amundson, Jonathan Kingslake, and Eran Hood
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-141,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-141, 2021
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08 Jun 2021
Dam type and topological position govern ice-marginal lake area change in Alaska and NW Canada between 1984 and 2019
Brianna Rick, Daniel McGrath, William Armstrong, and Scott W. McCoy
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-143,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-143, 2021
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Highlight articles
11 Jun 2021
Mapping the aerodynamic roughness of the Greenland Ice Sheet surface using ICESat-2: evaluation over the K-transect
Maurice van Tiggelen, Paul C. J. P. Smeets, Carleen H. Reijmer, Bert Wouters, Jakob F. Steiner, Emile J. Nieuwstraten, Walter W. Immerzeel, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere, 15, 2601–2621, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2601-2021, 2021
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04 Jun 2021
Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover
Robbie D. C. Mallett, Julienne C. Stroeve, Michel Tsamados, Jack C. Landy, Rosemary Willatt, Vishnu Nandan, and Glen E. Liston
The Cryosphere, 15, 2429–2450, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2429-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2429-2021, 2021
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17 May 2021
Comment on “Exceptionally high heat flux needed to sustain the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream” by Smith-Johnsen et al. (2020)
Paul D. Bons, Tamara de Riese, Steven Franke, Maria-Gema Llorens, Till Sachau, Nicolas Stoll, Ilka Weikusat, Julien Westhoff, and Yu Zhang
The Cryosphere, 15, 2251–2254, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2251-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2251-2021, 2021
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05 May 2021
Atmospheric extremes caused high oceanward sea surface slope triggering the biggest calving event in more than 50 years at the Amery Ice Shelf
Diana Francis, Kyle S. Mattingly, Stef Lhermitte, Marouane Temimi, and Petra Heil
The Cryosphere, 15, 2147–2165, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2147-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2147-2021, 2021
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19 Apr 2021
On the attribution of industrial-era glacier mass loss to anthropogenic climate change
Gerard H. Roe, John Erich Christian, and Ben Marzeion
The Cryosphere, 15, 1889–1905, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1889-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1889-2021, 2021
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