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Co-editors-in-chief: Chris Derksen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck, Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson & Thomas Mölg
eISSN: TC 1994-0424, TCD 1994-0440

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.

IF value: 5.805
IF5.805
IF 5-year value: 6.029
IF 5-year6.029
CiteScore value: 9.1
CiteScore9.1
h5-index value: 59
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News
27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

05 Dec 2022 Press Release: The first complete picture of Arctic sea ice freeze-thaw cycle highlights sea ice response to climate change

In a new study published in The Cryosphere, an international team of scientists synthesized multisource data from 2001 to 2018 to explore the spatiotemporal variations of both surface and basal melt/freeze onsets and uncover the mechanism behind them. Read more.

05 Dec 2022 Press Release: The first complete picture of Arctic sea ice freeze-thaw cycle highlights sea ice response to climate change

In a new study published in The Cryosphere, an international team of scientists synthesized multisource data from 2001 to 2018 to explore the spatiotemporal variations of both surface and basal melt/freeze onsets and uncover the mechanism behind them. Read more.

06 Oct 2022 Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula

Using high-spatial- and high-temporal-resolution satellite imagery, the authors provide the first evidence for seasonal flow variability of land ice draining to George VI Ice Shelf (GVIIS), Antarctica.

06 Oct 2022 Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula

Using high-spatial- and high-temporal-resolution satellite imagery, the authors provide the first evidence for seasonal flow variability of land ice draining to George VI Ice Shelf (GVIIS), Antarctica.

Recent papers
27 Jan 2023
200-year ice core bromine reconstruction at Dome C (Antarctica): observational and modelling results
François Burgay, Rafael Pedro Fernández, Delia Segato, Clara Turetta, Christopher S. Blaszczak-Boxe, Rachael H. Rhodes, Claudio Scarchilli, Virginia Ciardini, Carlo Barbante, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez, and Andrea Spolaor
The Cryosphere, 17, 391–405, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-391-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-391-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Impact of the Nares Strait sea ice arches on the long-term stability of the Petermann Glacier Ice Shelf
Abhay Prakash, Qin Zhou, Tore Hattermann, and Nina Kirchner
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-73,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-73, 2023
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Jan 2023
Atmospheric highs drive asymmetric sea ice drift during lead opening from Point Barrow
MacKenzie E. Jewell, Jennifer K. Hutchings, and Cathleen A. Geiger
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-9,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-9, 2023
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Jan 2023
Impact of icebergs on the seasonal submarine melt of Sermeq Kujalleq
Karita Kajanto, Fiammetta Straneo, and Kerim Nisancioglu
The Cryosphere, 17, 371–390, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-371-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-371-2023, 2023
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24 Jan 2023
Ice thickness and water level estimation for ice-covered lakes with satellite altimetry waveforms and backscattering coefficients
Xingdong Li, Di Long, Yanhong Cui, Tingxi Liu, Jing Lu, Mohamed A. Hamouda, and Mohamed M. Mohamed
The Cryosphere, 17, 349–369, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-349-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-349-2023, 2023
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Highlight articles
04 Nov 2022
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Improving interpretation of sea-level projections through a machine-learning-based local explanation approach
Jeremy Rohmer, Remi Thieblemont, Goneri Le Cozannet, Heiko Goelzer, and Gael Durand
The Cryosphere, 16, 4637–4657, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4637-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4637-2022, 2022
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07 Oct 2022
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The Antarctic contribution to 21st-century sea-level rise predicted by the UK Earth System Model with an interactive ice sheet
Antony Siahaan, Robin S. Smith, Paul R. Holland, Adrian Jenkins, Jonathan M. Gregory, Victoria Lee, Pierre Mathiot, Antony J.​​​​​​​ Payne, Jeff K.​​​​​​​ Ridley, and Colin G. Jones
The Cryosphere, 16, 4053–4086, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4053-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-4053-2022, 2022
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29 Aug 2022
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The impact of climate oscillations on the surface energy budget over the Greenland Ice Sheet in a changing climate
Tiago Silva, Jakob Abermann, Brice Noël, Sonika Shahi, Willem Jan van de Berg, and Wolfgang Schöner
The Cryosphere, 16, 3375–3391, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3375-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3375-2022, 2022
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22 Aug 2022
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Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry
Erik Schytt Mannerfelt, Amaury Dehecq, Romain Hugonnet, Elias Hodel, Matthias Huss, Andreas Bauder, and Daniel Farinotti
The Cryosphere, 16, 3249–3268, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3249-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3249-2022, 2022
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12 Aug 2022
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TermPicks: a century of Greenland glacier terminus data for use in scientific and machine learning applications
Sophie Goliber, Taryn Black, Ginny Catania, James M. Lea, Helene Olsen, Daniel Cheng, Suzanne Bevan, Anders Bjørk, Charlie Bunce, Stephen Brough, J. Rachel Carr, Tom Cowton, Alex Gardner, Dominik Fahrner, Emily Hill, Ian Joughin, Niels J. Korsgaard, Adrian Luckman, Twila Moon, Tavi Murray, Andrew Sole, Michael Wood, and Enze Zhang
The Cryosphere, 16, 3215–3233, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3215-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3215-2022, 2022
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