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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.

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IF 5-year value: 6.029
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CiteScore value: 9.1
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01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

22 Aug 2022 Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry

How glaciers have responded to climate change over the last 20 years is well-known, but earlier data are much more scarce. The authors change this in Switzerland by using 22,000 photographs taken from mountain tops between the world wars and find a halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931. This was done through new automated processing techniques that the authors created. The data are interesting for more than just glaciers, such as mapping forest changes, landslides, and human impacts on the terrain.

22 Aug 2022 Halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931 observed from terrestrial image photogrammetry

How glaciers have responded to climate change over the last 20 years is well-known, but earlier data are much more scarce. The authors change this in Switzerland by using 22,000 photographs taken from mountain tops between the world wars and find a halving of Swiss glacier volume since 1931. This was done through new automated processing techniques that the authors created. The data are interesting for more than just glaciers, such as mapping forest changes, landslides, and human impacts on the terrain.

Recent papers
29 Sep 2022
Inverting ice surface elevation and velocity for bed topography and slipperiness beneath Thwaites Glacier
Helen Ockenden, Robert G. Bingham, Andrew Curtis, and Daniel Goldberg
The Cryosphere, 16, 3867–3887, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3867-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3867-2022, 2022
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29 Sep 2022
Hysteretic evolution of ice rises and ice rumples in response to variations in sea level
A. Clara J. Henry, Reinhard Drews, Clemens Schannwell, and Vjeran Višnjević
The Cryosphere, 16, 3889–3905, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3889-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3889-2022, 2022
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28 Sep 2022
Central Asia's spatiotemporal glacier response ambiguity due to data inconsistencies and regional simplifications
Martina Barandun and Eric Pohl
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-117,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-117, 2022
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Sep 2022
Drone-based ground-penetrating radar (GPR) application to snow hydrology
Eole Valence, Michel Baraer, Eric Rosa, Florent Barbecot, and Chloe Monty
The Cryosphere, 16, 3843–3860, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3843-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3843-2022, 2022
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27 Sep 2022
Brief communication: A continuous formulation of microwave scattering from fresh snow to bubbly ice from first principles
Ghislain Picard, Henning Löwe, and Christian Mätzler
The Cryosphere, 16, 3861–3866, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3861-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-3861-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
29 Aug 2022
| Highlight paper
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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13 Jul 2022
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A probabilistic framework for quantifying the role of anthropogenic climate change in marine-terminating glacier retreats
John Erich Christian, Alexander A. Robel, and Ginny Catania
The Cryosphere, 16, 2725–2743, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2725-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2725-2022, 2022
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07 Jul 2022
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Clouds drive differences in future surface melt over the Antarctic ice shelves
Christoph Kittel, Charles Amory, Stefan Hofer, Cécile Agosta, Nicolas C. Jourdain, Ella Gilbert, Louis Le Toumelin, Étienne Vignon, Hubert Gallée, and Xavier Fettweis
The Cryosphere, 16, 2655–2669, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2655-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2655-2022, 2022
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