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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
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  • SJR value: 3.016 SJR 3.016
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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.

News
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
13 Dec 2019
The role of snow and ice thickness on river ice process in Songhua River basin, Northeast China
Qian Yang, Kaishan Song, Xiaohua Hao, Zhidan Wen, Yue Tan, and Weibang Li
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-242,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-242, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 Dec 2019
Initialization of a global glacier model based on present-day glacier geometry and past climate information: an ensemble approach
Julia Eis, Fabien Maussion, and Ben Marzeion
The Cryosphere, 13, 3317–3335, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3317-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3317-2019, 2019
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11 Dec 2019
Brief communication: An alternative method for estimating the scavenging efficiency of black carbon by meltwater over sea ice
Tingfeng Dou, Zhiheng Du, Shutong Li, Yulan Zhang, Qi Zhang, Mingju Hao, Chuanjin Li, Biao Tian, Minghu Ding, and Cunde Xiao
The Cryosphere, 13, 3309–3316, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3309-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3309-2019, 2019
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11 Dec 2019
The RHOSSA campaign: Multi-resolution monitoring of the seasonal evolution of the structure and mechanical stability of an alpine snowpack
Neige Calonne, Bettina Richter, Henning Löwe, Cecilia Cetti, Judith ter Schure, Alec Van Herwijnen, Charles Fierz, Matthias Jaggi, and Martin Schneebeli
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-276,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-276, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
11 Dec 2019
Synoptic conditions and atmospheric moisture pathways associated to virga and precipitation over coastal Adélie Land in Antarctica
Nicolas Jullien, Étienne Vignon, Michael Sprenger, Franziska Aemisegger, and Alexis Berne
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-270,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-270, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Highlight articles
09 Dec 2019
Understanding snow bedform formation by adding sintering to a cellular automata model
Varun Sharma, Louise Braud, and Michael Lehning
The Cryosphere, 13, 3239–3260, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019, 2019
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08 Nov 2019
New Last Glacial Maximum ice thickness constraints for the Weddell Sea Embayment, Antarctica
Keir A. Nichols, Brent M. Goehring, Greg Balco, Joanne S. Johnson, Andrew S. Hein, and Claire Todd
The Cryosphere, 13, 2935–2951, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2935-2019, 2019
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05 Nov 2019
Melt at grounding line controls observed and future retreat of Smith, Pope, and Kohler glaciers
David A. Lilien, Ian Joughin, Benjamin Smith, and Noel Gourmelen
The Cryosphere, 13, 2817–2834, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2817-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2817-2019, 2019
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25 Oct 2019
Calving cycle of the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, driven by changes in ice shelf geometry
Jan De Rydt, Gudmundur Hilmar Gudmundsson, Thomas Nagler, and Jan Wuite
The Cryosphere, 13, 2771–2787, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2771-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2771-2019, 2019
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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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