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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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News
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

The unexpected September 2019 calving event from the Amery Ice Shelf, the largest since 1963 and which occurred almost a decade earlier than expected, was triggered by atmospheric extremes.

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

The unexpected September 2019 calving event from the Amery Ice Shelf, the largest since 1963 and which occurred almost a decade earlier than expected, was triggered by atmospheric extremes.

01 Apr 2021 Winter drainage of surface lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet from Sentinel-1 SAR imagery

The surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet contains thousands of surface lakes. These lakes can deliver water through cracks to the ice sheet base and influence the speed of ice flow. Here the authors look at instances of lakes draining in the middle of winter using the Sentinel-1 radar satellites.

01 Apr 2021 Winter drainage of surface lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet from Sentinel-1 SAR imagery

The surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet contains thousands of surface lakes. These lakes can deliver water through cracks to the ice sheet base and influence the speed of ice flow. Here the authors look at instances of lakes draining in the middle of winter using the Sentinel-1 radar satellites.

18 Mar 2021 Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019

The first Alpine-wide assessment of station snow depth has been enabled by a collaborative effort of the research community which involves more than 30 partners, 6 countries, and more than 2000 stations.

18 Mar 2021 Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019

The first Alpine-wide assessment of station snow depth has been enabled by a collaborative effort of the research community which involves more than 30 partners, 6 countries, and more than 2000 stations.

Recent papers
12 May 2021
Recent observations of superimposed ice and snow ice on sea ice in the northwestern Weddell Sea
Stefanie Arndt, Christian Haas, Hanno Meyer, Ilka Peeken, and Thomas Krumpen
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-136,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-136, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 May 2021
Effect of snowfall on changes in relative seismic velocity measured by ambient noise correlation
Antoine Guillemot, Alec van Herwijnen, Eric Larose, Stephanie Mayer, and Laurent Baillet
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-108,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-108, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 May 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 Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-89,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2021-89, 2021
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 May 2021
Climate change and Northern Hemisphere lake and river ice phenology from 1931–2005
Andrew M. W. Newton and Donal J. Mullan
The Cryosphere, 15, 2211–2234, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2211-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2211-2021, 2021
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10 May 2021
The temperature change shortcut: effects of mid-experiment temperature changes on the deformation of polycrystalline ice
Lisa Craw, Adam Treverrow, Sheng Fan, Mark Peternell, Sue Cook, Felicity McCormack, and Jason Roberts
The Cryosphere, 15, 2235–2250, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2235-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2235-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
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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19 Apr 2021
On the attribution of industrial-era glacier mass loss to anthropogenic climate change
Gerard H. Roe, John Erich Christian, and Ben Marzeion
The Cryosphere, 15, 1889–1905, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1889-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1889-2021, 2021
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13 Apr 2021
Pervasive diffusion of climate signals recorded in ice-vein ionic impurities
Felix S. L. Ng
The Cryosphere, 15, 1787–1810, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1787-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1787-2021, 2021
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12 Apr 2021
Sudden large-volume detachments of low-angle mountain glaciers – more frequent than thought?
Andreas Kääb, Mylène Jacquemart, Adrien Gilbert, Silvan Leinss, Luc Girod, Christian Huggel, Daniel Falaschi, Felipe Ugalde, Dmitry Petrakov, Sergey Chernomorets, Mikhail Dokukin, Frank Paul, Simon Gascoin, Etienne Berthier, and Jeffrey S. Kargel
The Cryosphere, 15, 1751–1785, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1751-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1751-2021, 2021
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18 Mar 2021
Observed snow depth trends in the European Alps: 1971 to 2019
Michael Matiu, Alice Crespi, Giacomo Bertoldi, Carlo Maria Carmagnola, Christoph Marty, Samuel Morin, Wolfgang Schöner, Daniele Cat Berro, Gabriele Chiogna, Ludovica De Gregorio, Sven Kotlarski, Bruno Majone, Gernot Resch, Silvia Terzago, Mauro Valt, Walter Beozzo, Paola Cianfarra, Isabelle Gouttevin, Giorgia Marcolini, Claudia Notarnicola, Marcello Petitta, Simon C. Scherrer, Ulrich Strasser, Michael Winkler, Marc Zebisch, Andrea Cicogna, Roberto Cremonini, Andrea Debernardi, Mattia Faletto, Mauro Gaddo, Lorenzo Giovannini, Luca Mercalli, Jean-Michel Soubeyroux, Andrea Sušnik, Alberto Trenti, Stefano Urbani, and Viktor Weilguni
The Cryosphere, 15, 1343–1382, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1343-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1343-2021, 2021
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