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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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IF 5-year value: 5.752
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CiteScore value: 8.5
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News
30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

15 Jun 2021 Interannual variability in Transpolar Drift summer sea ice thickness and potential impact of Atlantification

Summer sea ice thickness observations based on electromagnetic induction measurements north of Fram Strait show a 20 % reduction in mean and modal ice thickness from 2001–2020. The observed variability is caused by changes in drift speeds and consequential variations in sea ice age and number of freezing-degree days.

15 Jun 2021 Interannual variability in Transpolar Drift summer sea ice thickness and potential impact of Atlantification

Summer sea ice thickness observations based on electromagnetic induction measurements north of Fram Strait show a 20 % reduction in mean and modal ice thickness from 2001–2020. The observed variability is caused by changes in drift speeds and consequential variations in sea ice age and number of freezing-degree days.

15 Jun 2021 Brief communication: Do 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 °C matter for the future evolution of Alpine glaciers?

Recently, discussions have focused on the difference in limiting the increase in global average temperatures to below 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 °C compared to preindustrial levels. Here, the authors assess the impacts that such different scenarios would have on both the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps and the water resources they provide.

15 Jun 2021 Brief communication: Do 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 °C matter for the future evolution of Alpine glaciers?

Recently, discussions have focused on the difference in limiting the increase in global average temperatures to below 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 °C compared to preindustrial levels. Here, the authors assess the impacts that such different scenarios would have on both the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps and the water resources they provide.

Recent papers
23 Jul 2021
Downhole distributed acoustic seismic profiling at Skytrain Ice Rise, West Antarctica
Alex M. Brisbourne, Michael Kendall, Sofia-Katerina Kufner, Thomas S. Hudson, and Andrew M. Smith
The Cryosphere, 15, 3443–3458, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3443-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3443-2021, 2021
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23 Jul 2021
Convolutional Neural Network and Long Short-Term Memory Models for Ice-Jam Prediction
Fatemehalsadat Madaeni, Karem Chokmani, Rachid Lhissou, Saeid Homayuni, Yves Gauthier, and Simon Tolszczuk-Leclerc
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-194,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-194, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Jul 2021
Lateral thermokarst patterns in permafrost peat plateaus in northern Norway
Léo C. P. Martin, Jan Nitzbon, Johanna Scheer, Kjetil S. Aas, Trond Eiken, Moritz Langer, Simon Filhol, Bernd Etzelmüller, and Sebastian Westermann
The Cryosphere, 15, 3423–3442, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3423-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3423-2021, 2021
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22 Jul 2021
Effective coefficient of diffusion and permeability of firn at Dome C and Lock In, Antarctica – Estimates over the 100–850 kg m−3 density range
Neige Calonne, Alexis Burr, Armelle Philip, Frédéric Flin, and Christian Geindreau
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-196,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-196, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Jul 2021
Snow dune growth increases polar heat fluxes
Kelly Kochanski, Gregory Tucker, and Robert Anderson
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-205,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-205, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
06 Jul 2021
Thaw-driven mass wasting couples slopes with downstream systems, and effects propagate through Arctic drainage networks
Steven V. Kokelj, Justin Kokoszka, Jurjen van der Sluijs, Ashley C. A. Rudy, Jon Tunnicliffe, Sarah Shakil, Suzanne E. Tank, and Scott Zolkos
The Cryosphere, 15, 3059–3081, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3059-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3059-2021, 2021
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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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