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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
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  • CiteScore value: 5.27 CiteScore
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  • 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.
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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.

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.

Recent papers
22 Oct 2019
Ice shelf rift propagation: stability, three dimensional effects, and the role of marginal weakening
Bradley Paul Lipovsky
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-232,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-232, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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21 Oct 2019
Brief Communication: The reliability of gas extraction techniques for analysing CH4 and N2O compositions in gas trapped in permafrost ice-wedges
Ji-Woong Yang, Jinho Ahn, Go Iwahana, Sangyoung Han, Kyungmin Kim, and Alexander Fedorov
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-231,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-231, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Oct 2019
Contrasting thinning patterns between lake- and land-terminating glaciers in the Bhutanese Himalaya
Shun Tsutaki, Koji Fujita, Takayuki Nuimura, Akiko Sakai, Shin Sugiyama, Jiro Komori, and Phuntsho Tshering
The Cryosphere, 13, 2733–2750, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2733-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2733-2019, 2019
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18 Oct 2019
Laboratory study of the properties of frazil ice particles and flocs in water of different salinities
Christopher C. Schneck, Tadros R. Ghobrial, and Mark R. Loewen
The Cryosphere, 13, 2751–2769, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2751-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2751-2019, 2019
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17 Oct 2019
Imprint of Arctic sea ice cover in North-Greenland ice cores
Damiano Della Lunga, Hörhold Maria, Birthe Twarloh, Behrens Melanie, Dallmayr Remi, Erhardt Tobias, Jensen Camille Marie, and Wilhelms Frank
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-215,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-215, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
18 Oct 2019
Contrasting thinning patterns between lake- and land-terminating glaciers in the Bhutanese Himalaya
Shun Tsutaki, Koji Fujita, Takayuki Nuimura, Akiko Sakai, Shin Sugiyama, Jiro Komori, and Phuntsho Tshering
The Cryosphere, 13, 2733–2750, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2733-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2733-2019, 2019
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26 Sep 2019
Estimating Greenland tidewater glacier retreat driven by submarine melting
Donald A. Slater, Fiamma Straneo, Denis Felikson, Christopher M. Little, Heiko Goelzer, Xavier Fettweis, and James Holte
The Cryosphere, 13, 2489–2509, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2489-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2489-2019, 2019
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19 Jul 2019
Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia
Akiko Sakai
The Cryosphere, 13, 2043–2049, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019, 2019
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04 Jul 2019
Converting snow depth to snow water equivalent using climatological variables
David F. Hill, Elizabeth A. Burakowski, Ryan L. Crumley, Julia Keon, J. Michelle Hu, Anthony A. Arendt, Katreen Wikstrom Jones, and Gabriel J. Wolken
The Cryosphere, 13, 1767–1784, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019, 2019
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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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