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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.

IF value: 5.771
IF5.771
IF 5-year value: 5.752
IF 5-year5.752
CiteScore value: 8.5
CiteScore8.5
h5-index value: 56
h5-index56
News
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

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.

Recent papers
21 Oct 2021
Brief communication: Detection of glacier surge activity using cloud computing of Sentinel-1 radar data
Paul Willem Leclercq, Andreas Kääb, and Bas Altena
The Cryosphere, 15, 4901–4907, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4901-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4901-2021, 2021
Short summary
21 Oct 2021
Impacts of snow data and processing methods on the interpretation of long-term changes in Baffin Bay early spring sea ice thickness
Isolde A. Glissenaar, Jack C. Landy, Alek A. Petty, Nathan T. Kurtz, and Julienne C. Stroeve
The Cryosphere, 15, 4909–4927, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4909-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4909-2021, 2021
Short summary
21 Oct 2021
A generalized photon-tracking approach to simulate spectral snow albedo and transmissivity using X-ray microtomography and geometric optics
Theodore Letcher, Julie Parno, Zoe Courville, Lauren Farnsworth, and Jason Olivier
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-310,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-310, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
20 Oct 2021
Land- to lake-terminating transition triggers dynamic thinning of a Bhutanese glacier
Yota Sato, Koji Fujita, Hiroshi Inoue, Akiko Sakai, and Karma
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-286,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-286, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Oct 2021
Stability of long-term satellite and reanalysis products to monitor snow cover trends
Ruben Urraca and Nadine Gobron
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-281,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-281, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
12 Oct 2021
Deep ice as a geochemical reactor: insights from iron speciation and mineralogy of dust in the Talos Dome ice core (East Antarctica)
Giovanni Baccolo, Barbara Delmonte, Elena Di Stefano, Giannantonio Cibin, Ilaria Crotti, Massimo Frezzotti, Dariush Hampai, Yoshinori Iizuka, Augusto Marcelli, and Valter Maggi
The Cryosphere, 15, 4807–4822, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4807-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4807-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
Giant ice rings in southern Baikal: multi-satellite data help to study ice cover dynamics and eddies under ice
Alexei V. Kouraev, Elena A. Zakharova, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Mikhail N. Shimaraev, Lev V. Desinov, Evgeny A. Petrov, Nicholas M. J. Hall, Frédérique Rémy, and Andrey Ya. Suknev
The Cryosphere, 15, 4501–4516, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4501-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4501-2021, 2021
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03 Aug 2021
Recent degradation of interior Alaska permafrost mapped with ground surveys, geophysics, deep drilling, and repeat airborne lidar
Thomas A. Douglas, Christopher A. Hiemstra, John E. Anderson, Robyn A. Barbato, Kevin L. Bjella, Elias J. Deeb, Arthur B. Gelvin, Patricia E. Nelsen, Stephen D. Newman, Stephanie P. Saari, and Anna M. Wagner
The Cryosphere, 15, 3555–3575, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3555-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3555-2021, 2021
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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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