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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
    5.921
  • CiteScore value: 5.27 CiteScore
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  • SNIP value: 1.551 SNIP 1.551
  • IPP value: 5.08 IPP 5.08
  • SJR value: 3.016 SJR 3.016
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 63 Scimago H
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  • h5-index value: 51 h5-index 51
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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.
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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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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

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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.

09 Apr 2019 More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would lose about two-thirds of their present-day ice volume, while under strong warming, the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. The results, now published in The Cryosphere, are presented today (9 April) at the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

09 Apr 2019 More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would lose about two-thirds of their present-day ice volume, while under strong warming, the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. The results, now published in The Cryosphere, are presented today (9 April) at the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

Recent papers
19 Jul 2019
Induced surface fluxes: a new framework for attributing Arctic sea ice volume balance biases to specific model errors
Alex West, Mat Collins, Ed Blockley, Jeff Ridley, and Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo
The Cryosphere, 13, 2001-2022, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2001-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2001-2019, 2019
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19 Jul 2019
Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia
Akiko Sakai
The Cryosphere, 13, 2043-2049, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019, 2019
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19 Jul 2019
Modelling the Antarctic Ice Sheet across the mid-Pleistocene transition – implications for Oldest Ice
Johannes Sutter, Hubertus Fischer, Klaus Grosfeld, Nanna B. Karlsson, Thomas Kleiner, Brice Van Liefferinge, and Olaf Eisen
The Cryosphere, 13, 2023-2041, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2023-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2023-2019, 2019
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17 Jul 2019
Observation of the process of snow accumulation on the Antarctic Plateau by time lapse laser scanning
Ghislain Picard, Laurent Arnaud, Romain Caneill, Eric Lefebvre, and Maxim Lamare
The Cryosphere, 13, 1983-1999, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1983-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1983-2019, 2019
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17 Jul 2019
Spatiotemporal variability and decadal trends of snowmelt processes on Antarctic sea ice observed by satellite scatterometers
Stefanie Arndt and Christian Haas
The Cryosphere, 13, 1943-1958, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1943-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1943-2019, 2019
Highlight articles
19 Jul 2019
Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia
Akiko Sakai
The Cryosphere, 13, 2043-2049, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019, 2019
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04 Jul 2019
Converting snow depth to snow water equivalent using climatological variables
David F. Hill, Elizabeth A. Burakowski, Ryan L. Crumley, Julia Keon, J. Michelle Hu, Anthony A. Arendt, Katreen Wikstrom Jones, and Gabriel J. Wolken
The Cryosphere, 13, 1767-1784, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019, 2019
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27 May 2019
Recrystallization processes, microstructure and crystallographic preferred orientation evolution in polycrystalline ice during high-temperature simple shear
Baptiste Journaux, Thomas Chauve, Maurine Montagnat, Andrea Tommasi, Fabrice Barou, David Mainprice, and Léa Gest
The Cryosphere, 13, 1495-1511, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change
Kevin Bulthuis, Maarten Arnst, Sainan Sun, and Frank Pattyn
The Cryosphere, 13, 1349-1380, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation
Pierre Spandre, Hugues François, Deborah Verfaillie, Marc Pons, Matthieu Vernay, Matthieu Lafaysse, Emmanuelle George, and Samuel Morin
The Cryosphere, 13, 1325-1347, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019, 2019
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